Highlights showcasing some of the incredible mahi by the next generation of creatives.

OnScreen 2023 1st Place short film

Sandcastle / Ivy Feng / Macleans College

OnScreen 2023 RUNNER-UP short film

Space Cowboy / Emily McVicar, Rata Shaw & Trinity Mann / Christchurch Girls’ High School


First Place Overall
Lize Deng / Mount Albert Grammar School

"Celestine Howard, First Violin in the MAGS Symphony Orchestra. Utilised rear-curtain flash sync to capture different phases in the musician's movement. Howard appears to emerge from a blanket of darkness, alluding to the "flow state" of performance and highlighting the physicality of playing."

First Place 'Altered' Category
Lily Watts / Waimea College

"This photo is made up of two photographs, and with the power of Photoshop, I have created this photo that is a visual representation of what it’s like to read fictional books. Reading the pages of a book can be like falling down the rabbit hole. You find yourself in weird and wonderful places and experience things you never thought you would."

First Place Junior
Charlie Lambie / The Cathedral Grammar School

"The majestic Tui that I was very lucky to see on a Mum and son trip to Wellington. The Tui doesn't stay still for long, so I felt pretty special to be so close and capture a sharp detailed photo of its gorgeous coloured feathers."

First Place 'Life In Motion' Category
Nat Warburton / Mount Aspiring College

"Gloomy days climbing in Milford. Waterfalls were flowing strong from the recent rainfall, otherwise very still and calm. It's only when you are climbing between mountains do you realise how big they actually are."

First Place 'Place' Category
Ethan Zhang / ACG Parnell College

"Plane landing at Queenstown Airport. Originally, I was going to take landscapes of the Remarkables due to the heavy cloud cover, but then I saw a plane and thought it would be interesting to zoom in toward the scene against the mountain, resulting in this photo. I think that this photo shows the scale of nature against man-made objects, even things we usually think as large, such as an airplane."

First Place 'Connection' Category
Maioha Mahanga / Whangārei Girls' High School

"A young Māori wāhine named Ngahere Cullen who got her Moko Kaue done last year. Her Moko Kaue is her grandmother that passed away and wanted to make her proud by carrying her nana on her chin."