Seb Jones from Hunter Civil won the first round of our EPIC Photo Competition – ‘EPIC Outlooks’ – with an amazing photo of the view from his civil construction work site.

Just before Christmas, Seb Jones an excavator operator working for Hunter Civil working to clear trees for a superb view on a new house site near Queenstown, hopped out of the cab and captured his machine and the Remarkables Range in the background following a satisfying day’s work.

“It was a beautiful day at work,” Seb tells us.

“We had reached the top of the hill widening the track and clearing some trees. That was the first day we’d got up there.

“We had just cleared it to the top and saw the view for the first time. It was awesome.”

Kate White of Fulton Hogan Southland was the runner-up in the first competition round, with a photo of a roller in action during a thunderstorm.

Seb received a Z gift card to the value of $300, for his winning photo, which also featured in Contractor Magazine and social media. He also received a scale model of some of the awesome technology contractors use on the job – a VÖGELE Super 3000-2 Highway Class paver. The runner up received A $100 Z gift card. Kate won a $100 Z gift card.

The EPIC Photo Competition is a partnership between EPIC and Contractor Magazine. It will feature five rounds. The first – EPIC Outlooks – has jusct concluded. The remaining rounds will focus on technology, people, projects and the difference infrastructure construction makes for NZ and its people.