Seagulls in flight: Kirk Hargreaves featured in The Press

This outstanding image of seagulls in flight taken by Kirk Hargreaves of The Press, Christchurch, took out the Seafood New Zealand Environmental Photography Award at the Canon Media Awards in late May.

The overall awards, the biggest in Australasia, drew 1600 entries with the finalists chosen by 39 independent judges from four countries in a tightly managed, huge logistical exercise.

Sponsoring an award at the event provides an ideal vehicle for the seafood industry to build links with the media and demonstrate in a very visual way its commitment to environmental protection, says Seafood New Zealand Chief Executive Tim Pankhurst.

The black tie awards dinner in Auckland on May 22 gave Seafood New Zealand attendees the opportunity to mix with the country‚Äôs top editors, journalists, photographers, specialist writers, web teams, designers, columnists and cartoonists from newspapers, magazines and digital media.