Listing an event

Find out what the criteria are for listing a general or learning event on the Council website.

Please note that Christchurch City Council is not obliged to list any event submitted and reserves the right to edit or decline any event.

Criteria for listing a general event

For your event to be listed in our events section it must:

  • occur at a venue or location within the Christchurch City boundary, Selwyn District or Waimakariri District
  • be open to general public
  • have a broad appeal for the community as well as visitors
  • be submitted by the event organiser or authorised agent
  • be specific, finalised and confirmed prior to submission. Events without dates or undetermined locations etc. will not be listed
  • have attached at least one image of 200px x 200px before the listing will be considered. This must not be a logo.

Commercial events are allowed on the site but we reserve the right not to accept events which are essentially promoting a business e.g. a promotion day at a restaurant.

Criteria for listing a learning event

For your workshops, courses and classes to be listed in our learning events section they must:

  • occur at a venue or location within the Christchurch City boundary, Selwyn District or Waimakariri District
  • appeal to and be appropriate for young people
  • be submitted by the learning provider or authorised agent
  • meet the objective of providing opportunities for creativity and learning
  • be run in the best interests of the attendees 
  • be on the understanding that matters of health and safety, and safeguarding, remain the responsibility of the learning provider
  • be specific, finalised and confirmed prior to submission. Learning opportunities without dates or undetermined locations etc. will not be listed
  • have attached at least one image of 200px x 200px before the listing will be considered. This must not be a logo.

Image guidelines

Please note that images must be of an acceptable quality. Low resolution images, blurry images or images that are the wrong dimensions may be removed from entries.

Thumbnail image

  • Compulsory.
  • Image displays in the search results.
  • Allowed file types .jpg .jpeg .png.
  • Image must be square and at least 200 pixels wide and 200 pixels high.
  • File size limit: 500kb.
  • Must not be a logo.

Banner image

  • Compulsory. Please try to use images that do not have text on them. Not all users of the site can see text on images. If something is important please make sure it's either in the title on in the event details.
  • Image displays at the top of the event.
  • Allowed file types .jpg .jpeg .png
  • Image must be at least 855 pixels wide and less than 300 pixels high.
  • File size limit: 500kb.

Gallery images

  • Optional. We will remove gallery images which duplicate the banner or contain a lot of text on them. Text on images cannot be read by all users of the site so if something is important please make sure it's in the text for the event.
  • Images display beneath event banner on event page.
  • Allowed file types .jpg .jpeg .png.
  • Dimensions: Any.
  • Filesize limit: 500kb.
  • A maximum of 4 gallery images can be added per event.

 

List an event form

Complete this form to list your event on our website

Modify an event form

Use this form if you've submitted an event to our site and want to make some changes to it

What's on

Your event guide for what's on in Christchurch and Canterbury