SHOOTING IDEAS: SEASONAL EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Girls, Hawkes Bay music festival by Amber Jones
We often receive images of a specific event one or two weeks before the actual event itself. We know it seems way too early to start thinking  about Christmas, or events that are happening in a year-time but it is important that you understand that our clients start planning seasonal campaigns far in advance.

It would be a shame to miss on opportunities so we thought we would give you a heads up in regards to seasonal celebrations, events and other local or national festivities. Remember to submit seasonal images at least 6 months before an event is due – or even better, as soon as you’re done edited them.

Below is a list of some of the seasonal celebrations (but non limited to / some dates are specified for year 2017). Have a look in your back-catalog and make sure you don’t let these images disappear in that “black hole” folder on your desktop.
  • JANUARY:
    • New Years Day
    • Chinese New Year
    • HSBC Wellington NZI Sevens
    • Wellington Anniversary Day (23 January 2017)
    • Auckland Anniversary Day (30 January 2017)
    • Nelson Anniversary Day (30 January 2017)
    • Northland Anniversary Day (30 January 2017)
  • FEBRUARY:
    • Waitangi Day
    • Valentine’s Day
    • Marlborough Wine & Food Festival
    • Wings over Wairarapa
    • Shrove Tuesday (a.k.a. Pancake day, it can fall anywhere between 3 February and 9 March)
  • MARCH:
    • St Patrick’s Day
    • First day of Autumn
    • Nelson MarchFest
    • Dunedin Fringe Festival
    • WOMAD festival
    • Hokitika Wildfood Festival
    • Tauranga National Jazz Festival
    • Pasifika Festival
    • Golden Shears – World Premier Shearing and Wollhandling Championship
    • Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow
    • Otago Anniversary Day (20 March 2017)
    • Taranaki Anniversary Day (13 March 2017)
  • APRIL:
    • Good Friday & Easter Monday,
    • Anzac Day
    • Passover
    • Southland Festival of the Arts
    • Southland Anniversary Day (18 April 2017)
  • MAY:
    • Mother’s day
    • Youth Week
    • Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival
    • International Day of Families
  • JUNE:
    • Queen’s birthday
    • Matariki
    • Fieldays
    • NZ Mountain Film Festival
    • Oamaru Steampunk Festival
    • First day of winter
  • JULY:
    • Nelson light festival
    • Jaffa race
    • Māori Language Week
    • Mid-winter Christmas
  • AUGUST:
    • Visa Wellington On A Plate
    • NZ Fashion Week
  • SEPTEMBER:
    • Father’s Day
    • First day of spring
    • Canterbury (South) Anniversary Day (25 September 2017)
  • OCTOBER:
    • Labour Day
    • Halloween
    • Nelson Art Festival
    • Dia de lost Muertos Festival (Nelson)
    • Hawkes’ Bay Anniversary Day (20 October 2017)
    • Marlborough Anniversary Day (30 October 2017)
    • Auckland Diwali festival
  • NOVEMBER:
    • Guy Fawkes
    • Round The Bridges
    • Canterbury Anniversary Day (17 November 2017)
    • Chatham Islands Anniversary Day (27 November 2017)
  • DECEMBER:
    • First day of summer
    • Christmas
    • Westland Anniversary Day (4 December 2017)
  • GENERAL / SEASONS:
    • Summer fun: beach, watersports (surf, kitesurf, jetski…), barbecues, music festivals, family holidays
    • Winter fun: winter sports (ski, snowboard…), cosy fireplaces
    • Fruits & Veggies planting and harvesting
    • The  races
    • America’s cup – May, June 2017