Iso inspo: get snap happy on your lockdown strolls!

We want to see the best of your isolation activities! The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life for all of us, but we know there's still kindness and beauty making its way through.

So, this year's photo competition for The Life is about isolation inspiration. We want to see the lovely things you've captured happening in and around Southland. Things that represent your time and feelings during this period of history we're living through. From people displaying mini art galleries in their windows, to teddy bears having a picnic in the front yard, people have been doing their best to spread joy. Or maybe it's even just the small moment that carry meaning for you. We know there's still a lot of good out there to be celebrated during COVID-19.

All finalists and an overall winner will have their image (or images) published in The Life edition 8 later this year. You'll also receive a complimentary copy of The Life for yourself.

Usually we pick a top five and a winner, but this year we want to open up the playing field. While we haven't figured out the exact number of finalists there will be, there's going to be a lot more than five! So send those entries in! Send more than one in! The only criteria is that images need to have been taken somewhere in Southland and have a connection to how they relate to the COVID-19 lockdown.

It's your chance to be featured in Southland's very own culture and lifestyle magazine!

Email your photo along with your name and a photo caption to by June 19, 2020.

Competition Terms & Conditions

Entries must be received by 5pm Friday 19th June 2020. Photos should be as high resolution as you can make them - more than 200dpi is ideal, but just as high res as you can manage. If your image is too low in resolution, this may affect your entry's consideration. Images need to be hi-res jpeg or TIFF files and not contain any watermarks. By entering you give permission for Market South to print your photo in The Life edition 8 (released late 2020), with credit to the photographer. Winners will be notified via email and will receive a copy of The Life magazine edition 8. All entries will be held for use by Market South in "The Locals" Invercargill and Southland promotional publications.