HBA Photography Competition 2017/2018 Prize Winners


Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa, and welcome to the announcement of our 2017/2018 prize winners for the Home Birth Aotearoa Photography competition.

So many beautiful photos were submitted, it was a true challenge to choose the winning pictures. What a rich and wonderful selection. These photos will become an essential resource for the mahi we do for Home Birth in Aotearoa, a true taonga. They are also a testament to strength and diversity of our community.

So without any pre-amble – here they are.

Peoples Favourite $200 – Emily Holdaway

“After a full night in labour and no baby, we were all exhausted. Our 2 year old toddler, who had his own camera to document the birth of his sibling, snapped this photo of an exhausted dad. Waiting.”

Peoples favourite winner.

Prize winners – category Home Birth

First prize winner $150 – Kathryn Howard

“The moment I realized my son was here and needed me to bring him out of the water. This was the most precious moment of my life.”

Home Birth, First Prize – Open division

Second prize winner $100 – Genevieve White “Caught between worlds”

Home Birth, Second Prize – Open division

Third Prize Winner $50 – Cheyjuana Doyle “A moment of pure love after our baby arrived earth side.”

Third Prize, The Dyad – Open Division

Prize winners – category ‘The Dyad’

First Prize Winner $150 – Rererangi Pio “Beautiful home birth of our baby girl born 12lbs 6oz. Photo taken by our midwife. The most wonderful experience of my life, celebrated by many whanau who joined us.”

First prize winner – The Dyad, Open Division

Second Prize Winner $100 – Chevelle Tunnell “Delilah and mummy’s first eye contact”

Second prize, The Dyad – Open division

Third Prize Winner $50 – Chanelle Vaughan “Brother, Sister and Dad getting the first glimpse of our newest member”

Third prize. The Dyad – Open division

Prize winners – category ‘whanau’

First Prize Winner $150- Cheyjuana Doyle “Breath of Life”

First prize, Whanau – Open division

Second Prize Winner $100 – Donna Cash/Aunt Theresa Marie “First time the tuākana meet their tēina”

Second prize, Whanau – Open division

Third Prize Winner $50 – Helen Farr  “pure light and love”

Third prize, Whanau – Open division

Prize winners – category ‘Aotearoa’

First Prize Winner $150 – Kelly Dorgan “manuka”

First prize, Aotearoa – Open division

Second Prize Winner $100– Larne Wilson “koru”

Second prize, Aotearoa – Open division

Third Prize Winner $50 – Emily Holdaway  “ Our cord cutting set.  Dad made the kinfe, delivered the baby, then cut and tied the cord.”

Third prize, Aotearoa – Open division

Prize winners – category Junior

First Prize Winner $100-Alexandra Evatt “The day my brother was born”

First prize – Junior

Second Prize Winner $50 – Jessame Thomas “Home Birth taken by my 11 year old”

Second prize – junior

Third Prize Winner $25 Marcus Evatt “Mother & new homebirthed babe snapped by 3yo Big Brother – so excited to see “his” photo, he moved while taking it”

Third prize – Junior

One of the key elements to a strong homebirth message,is a resource of powerful, compelling birth images. The professional entries in our photography competition do great justice to the medium. Some of these photos go straight to the heart of why we do what we do. These birth photographers showcase their skill and talent so beautifully. It made our job very hard. As well as cash prizes these three photographers will receive a feature article in out Home Birth Matters magazine.

First Prize Professional Division – Claire Humphries. “Wonder”
See more of Claires work here: https://www.clairehumphriesphotography.com/

Second Prize Professional – Shannon Westgate. “Euphoria”

Third Prize Professional – Tania B. “Contentedness”
See more of Tania’s photography here: https://b-m.facebook.com/BirthphotographybyEvocar/

Here are some of our other favourites:

Tania B. Category: Aotearoa

Marta Willis. Category: Home Birth

Emma Moodie. Category: Home Birth

Julie Wallace-Cooley. Category: Home Birth

Johanna Ruthven. Catgeory: Home birth

Silvia Rae. Category: Whanau

Aimee Preston. Category: Whanau

Image pictured in banner. Jasmin Gibbs – Aotearoa