Top Outdoor Spot Competition
Our popular Top Outdoor Spot Competition is back again with great prizes for students and schools.
Part of the Commission’s job is letting people know how to behave responsibly and respectfully in the outdoors. We know that the way people behave is easier to establish than to change, so working with school-age children can have a big impact.
The Commission has a range of New Zealand curriculum-based education resources on our website which teachers can use to help students understand responsible outdoor behaviour.
To help instil this in children, we also promote a love and respect for the outdoors. The Top Outdoor Spot competition, held annually, invites children from around New Zealand to share their favourite outdoor place.
The competition runs throughout terms 1 and 2 and encourages school children to send in a photo, drawing or short poem/story of their favourite outdoor spot and what makes it special for the chance to win. The top three entries in each category - Best Photo, Best Drawing and Best Story or Poem- will win a prize pack for themselves and/or their school.
Who can enter?
Any student enrolled in a New Zealand school is eligible to win the Top Outdoor Spot competition.
While this competition is targeted at years 4-8, teachers may wish to encourage younger or older students to participate.
Skellerup Red Band
Potton and Burton
Read about some of our previous winners:
- Christchurch kids win Top Outdoor Spot Competition 2019
- Wellsford girl wins Top Outdoor Spot prize
- 2018: Children in Rotorua, Wellsford and Nelson win Top Outdoor Spot Competition
- 2017: Top Outdoor Spot winners