Scottish Nature Photographer Awards logoThe Scottish Nature Photography Awards celebrate nature, wildlife and landscape photography in Scotland.

The Scottish Nature Photography Awards Photographic Competition 2017 is open to professional and amateur photographers from around the world, but images must be taken in Scotland.

Entries close 24:00 hours GMT on Thursday 30th November 2017.

This is the 8th annual competition to seek the Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year.

The Categories

Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2017
Scottish Wildlife Portrait
Scottish Wildlife Behaviour
Scottish Landscape - Sea & Coast
Scottish Landscape - The Land
Scottish Landscape - Urban Greenspace
Scottish Botanical
Natural Abstract

Additional Categories

Junior Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2017 (open to under-18s). Up to 5 images on any Scottish nature subject.

Student Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2017 (for full or part-time students over-18 undertaking a photography element in their course). Portfolio of 3 images on the theme of "Woods".

Scottish Nature Video Award 2017 for short films on a nature, wildlife or landscape theme made in Scotland by professional or amateur filmmakers.


Photographic competition:

Andy Hall – Photographer
Niall Irvine – Digital Imaging, Design & Photography & Co-organiser of the Awards
Polly Pullar - Naturalist, Writer and Photographer

Scottish Nature Video Award:

Raymond Besant - Wildlife Cameraman and Photographer
Niall Irvine – Partner in Perspectives - Digital Imaging, Design & Photography 

Winning images and videos will be featured in a Touring Exhibition in 2018. Winning and shortlisted images will be featured in the Portfolio Yearbook 2017.

Full details of the competition, prizes, rules and how to enter at:

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