School Jam registration

Congrats you have been selected to attend the Click Happy Visual Poetry Jam.

Only about 15-20 youth in your region get this chance so awesome job impressing your teachers with your creative grit (how hard you work at bringing your ideas to life).

At the Jam you will get to

  • help create a National Youth Photographic exhibition.
  • learn how to take better pictures with your phone or tablet.  ( a skill that will help you with all sorts of future jobs)
  • learn about colour theory (so that your images pop)
  • learn and take portraits ( so that you can tell better stories with your imagery)
  • learn about editing photographs after you have taken them ( to bring out the wow factor in your shots)
  • And have a lot of fun doing it.






The Two Parts of Click Happy



Live Visual Poetry Jam

One full-day workshop where you get an introduction to the Click Happy program and you get to help create imagery that will be used in a national photography exhibition.

  • In the morning we will be working on learning about perspectives in photography or how to see differently.
  • Before lunch we will be creating image for the exhibition using a treasure you bring with you mixed with our rainbow boxes of cool stuff.
  • After lunch we will be learning how to edit your images in Lightroom.

After you complete Click Happy you will be given an opportunity to join Click Happy Online.


Click Happy Online

A year-long online mentorship program where you can

  • Learn photography from professional photographers
  • Learn how to give compassionate creative critiques to each other
  • Make friends with other keen visual storytellers from around the country.
  • Contribute to our Create Happy Magazine which we are developing by photographing or writing articles
  • Get support and advice when you are entering photography competitions.  Our students have recently won the top youth prize in New Zealand Geographic { He got the chance to learn documentary photography with New Zealand Geographic photographers and had his work published in NZ Geographic) Auckland Young Photographer of the Year (she won $1200.00 + an awards dinner), and the De Ruiter's (DBB) scholarship - {She won $5000.00 towards her camera gear. ).
  • There is no cost to joining Click Happy Online if you have been given a space in the Visual Poetry Jam sessions.

In order to attend the Visual Poetry Jam, you need to do the following three things.

  • Get your parents to sign the permission slip below - (If they don't sign the form we can't use your photographs as part of the exhibit)
  • Bring a "treasure" with you.  An object that is very important to you.  (photographs of this will be included in the national exhibition so it is very important you remember to bring it with you on the day).
  • Bring a cellphone or tablet with you on the day that has Adobe Lightroom downloaded onto it - a free app.  (You may be able to borrow one from the school )

There are no costs invloved and the online mentorship is free for New Zealand Youth.
I give Click Happy employees, agents and successors the following rights: 1. to photograph, film, digitally record or video-record me and/or my child/ children; and 2. to make sound and voice recordings of me and/or my child/ children. These may be used now and in the future in any way that may be required. These reproductions or representations may appear as still camera photography and/or video images and/or digital images. Examples of uses include (but are not limited to) transmission in any manner and/or digital release, publication on the internet including social media, in promotional and educational material, in public exhibition or made available to our event collaborative partners (libraries, schools, and funders), both in New Zealand and overseas. Copyright, storing and ownership of the work will rest with Click Happy.

School Jam registration

Updated on 2022-06-08T08:46:28+12:00, by Mandi.