The Great Kereru Count Art Competition 2016

Win with the Great Kererū Count


To celebrate this year’s Great Kererū Count, Nelson Nature is inviting school students from across the region to enter the Nelson Nature Art Challenge – an opportunity to show what you value most about Nelson’s natural environment, and how important it is that we look after it so that birds like kererū not only survive but thrive.

There are three competition categories to enter, and a winner in each category will be based on a draw of the entries made.

Prizes will be family passes to Natureland. Photographs and poems will be uploaded onto our Facebook page, and also made available on our Nelson Nature website (with the photographer’s/writer’s credits). Art works will be displayed in the Council’s customer service centre window.

Kereru Tim Cuff web


A photograph, taken by you, which represents what Nature in Nelson means to you.


Your artwork, on any subject, using only elements collected from the environment i.e. leaves, shells, feathers etc. and one colour of paint or other medium.


A poem written by you, expressing what you feel about Nelson’s natural environment.

Entries can be submitted between now and September 15th either:

Via email to

Via Facebook

Via post to Susan Moore-Lavo, Nelson City Council, PO Box

In person to the Customer Service Centre, Trafalgar Street.

Whichever way you submit your entry, can you please let us know what school you attend, what year level you are, and a contact email or phone number.

Entries close at 5pm on 15 September.

You can find more information about the Great Kererū Count here: