• A Trophy
  • Wolf in the Snow Picture
  • Stella Daniell Award


A trophy kindly donated by the Kapiti Coast Photographic Society in 2008

Wolf in the Snow Picture

Presented to the Photographic Clubs in the Wellington area by Noela Ballinger, guest speaker at the 1998 PSNZ Central Regional Convention in Upper Hutt.

After the 1998 Convention, Noela left the print in the care of Simon Woolf

At the 2002 Print Battle, at very short notice, Simon stepped in as judge. He presented the picture to the winners that year, who happend to be Wellington Photographic Society.

The next year the Print Battle was won by Kapiti Coast Camera Club. But they declined to accept the framed photo as they had nowhere to keep it safely and it remained in WPS care.

Since then until August 2008 it was forgotten about until Kapiti Coast Photographic Society donated a trophy to the winning club in the Interclub Print Battle. Patsy Williamson of Kapiti C.C. then related the above to Fred Wotton and asked him where was the donated framed picture of a wolf. Several months later Fred tracked it down in the hands of a previous WPS Competition Secretary.

Stella Daniell Award

First awarded in 2011, this is in memory of Stella Daniell, a member of the Karori Camera Club and who was known to many other clubs in the region.

Much of Stella's work was inspired by the world around us, both nature and the human environment. Stella leant towards the abstract in her work. This not only reflected the way she saw things, but also encourages viewers to explore their emotional responses and let their imagination run. She aimed for subjective and metaphorical interpretations rather than direct representations of reality.

Philip Dyer, President of Wellington Photographic Society, about to present Stella Daniell Award, 2012