New Plymouth’s Eugenia Llentilin is off on her dream holiday after winning a $2,000 Air New Zealand travel voucher in NPDC’s TSB Festival of Lights photo competition.
Llentilin, originally from Uruguay, entered a photo her partner took of her standing under the disco balls.
The #letyourlightshine competition encouraged people to post their ‘light shining moments’ at the seven-week festival to either Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #letyourlightshine.
A finalist was chosen each week with all seven photos being put on the TSB Festival of Lights Facebook page to determine the crowd favourite.
Llentilin says she was over the moon when she heard she had won.
“We have no words, it’s just incredible! My partner and I have always had the dream of going to a tropical island, and now it’s going to become real. Thank you so much, we are so happy!”
More than 250 entries were received across both Facebook and Instagram. Entries included images of the lighting features, Summer Scene and Summer Seniors events and the On-Stage entertainment.
Llentilin’s photo received 519 votes on Facebook, 154 votes ahead of second place.