Photo Competition Rules

Here’s the Photo of the Day 2023 competition guidelines and rules – make sure to read them carefully! 

  • Entrants must take the photos themselves, and make sure any people in the photo have agreed to the photo being published.
  • To enter the competition, you should live in the Crux audience area – that’s Queenstown, Wānaka and Cromwell – along with the surrounding towns including Glenorchy, Kingston, Hawea and Bannockburn.
  • We are looking for images with a heart and soul – not technical perfection. Please avoid anything other than basic processing of images – images with no filters/processing and taken with natural light are preferred.
  • Images should be between 1 Mb and 2Mb (no less) in file size, supplied as a JPEG file.
  • Images should be landscape aspect ratio (not portrait) –– that’s a basic rectangle shape (wider at the lower edge - around 4:3 up to 16:9) that is suitable for digital publishing. We reserve the right to crop the photo and reduce the file size/resolution if necessary for publishing.
  • Supply a basic caption (location of image and who/what is in the image) with your full name and where you live. 
  • Crux reserves the right to re-publish the images.

All photo entries should be sent as an email attachment to [email protected]

Here's full details and conditions of the 2023 Patagonia grand prize.

Terms & Conditions - Photo of the Day by Crux,

Sponsored by Patagonia Chocolates 2023

Eligibility: The prize vouchers, provided by Patagonia Chocolates Ltd, are exclusively available to the official winner of the "Photo of the Day" contest, run by Crux Publishing Ltd.

The Prize: The winner will receive 12 vouchers, each valid for the redemption of one product at any of the following stores: Wanaka, Queenstown, and Arrowtown, with the prior selection of the pickup store.

Exclusions: The Queenstown Airport Patagonia Chocolates store is not included in the "Photo of the Day by Crux" promotion, and vouchers cannot be redeemed at the Queenstown Airport Patagonia Chocolates store.

Voucher Redemption: Each voucher is valid for one month from the date of issue. The winner must redeem one voucher per month at any of the eligible stores mentioned above. Vouchers are non-transferable and can only be used by the winner. Vouchers are not redeemable for money or exchange for another product.

Product Customization: The winner has the option to customise their product. Change of milk is allowed, and you can choose your ice cream flavour from the range of flavours available.

Fraud and Misuse: Any attempt to fraudulently use or misuse the vouchers will result in immediate disqualification, and legal action may be pursued.

Publicity: By accepting the prize vouchers, the winner agrees to allow the promoter to use their name and image for promotional purposes.

Modification or Cancellation: Patagonia Chocolates Ltd. reserves the right to modify the prize vouchers at their discretion.

Prize List - 12 Vouchers

1- 1x Double scoop cone with Ice Cream and Chocolate Toppings - RRP 18$

2 - 1x Speciality Jar RRP - 27$

  • Gold Almonds or Ruby Hazelnuts.

3- 1x Special Christmas Chocolate coated Butter Cookies - RRP 20$

4- 1 set Waffles or 1 set of Crepes - 17$

5- 1x Fresh Juice or Smoothie - 14$

  • From our Fresh Juice Menu

6- 1 x Hot Drink + Croissant Breakfast - RRP 22.50$

  • Hot Drink, from our Coffee Menu, can be swapped for a Hot Chocolate. Croissant Breakfast, with 3 pieces of croissant and spread on the side.

7- 1 x Large Easter Eggs - RRP 30$

  • Options of, Dark, Milk or White Chocolates

8- 1x Nocciola Jar + 1 Dulce de Leche - Jar RRP  $30

  • Nocciola, Hazelnut Chocolate Spread. Dulce de Leche, Milk Caramel Spread

9- 1 x set of Churros with 1 Topping - RRP 14$

  • A Set of Churros contains 3 pieces of Churros, toppings can be chosen from Chocolate, Nocciola, or Dulce de Leche.

10- 2 Chocolate Bars from our Specialty Collection - RRP 30$

  • Ruby Pistachio, and Blackberries Bar & 1 Gold & Madirofolo Bar

11-1 x Hot Drink + 1 Slice of Cake  - RRP 24.50$

  • Choose from Passion Fruit, Mix Berry or Double Chocolate Cheesecake, or Chocolate Mousse Cake. Hot Drink, from our Coffee Menu, can be swapped for a Hot Chocolate.

12- 1 x Ice on the stick with topping and chocolate coating -  RRP 11$

  • Only redeemable in our Queenstown or Wanaka Store.