£10k for best scenic photo

The south west could offer the winning scene for a nationwide photography competition launched recently.

Timed to coincide with the spectacular colours of the Scottish autumn, the first-ever “Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year” competition has been established by Fife-based landscape photographer Stuart Low.

With the south west offering some stunning views, it’s hoped the region will feature in the competition.

And with a prize fund of £10,000, it is supported by Academy Class, Formatt-Hitech and VisitScotland,

Stuart said: “There’s a growing number of photographers from home and abroad that take to our landscape, and they are capturing some breathtaking views of our amazing country.

“With spectacular locations like Glencoe and Skye, photographers are doing a brilliant job of promoting Scotland through their images and we have become one of the world’s top destinations for landscape photography.

“The competition is uniquely Scottish and aimed at recognising their efforts as well as raising their profiles and hopefully inspiring more people to take to the country and cities with their cameras.”

The competition has been endorsed by VisitScotland, Scotland’s national tourism organisation.

The competition – which is open to amateur, professional and young photographers from the UK and overseas - closes on 18th November.

Find more about the competition at http://www.slpoty.co.uk .