The 10th Annual Scottish Nature Photography Awards

2019 Celebrates the 10th Annual Competition

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

The Scottish Nature Photography Awards Photographic Competition 2019 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 30th November 2019 

Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2019 categories:

  • Environmental
  • Natural Abstract
  • Scottish Botanical
  • Scottish Landscape - The Land
  • Scottish Landscape - Sea & Coast
  • Scottish Landscape - Urban Greenspace
  • Scottish Wildlife Behaviour
  • Scottish Wildlife Portrait

Junior Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2019 (open to under-18s). Up to 5 images on any Scottish nature subject.

Student Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2019 (for full or part-time students over-18 undertaking a photography element in their course). Portfolio of 3 images on the theme of 'Patterns'.

Scottish Nature Video Award 2019 for short films on a nature, wildlife or landscape theme made in Scotland by professional or amateur filmmakers.


  • Jamie Grant - Photographer and writer
  • Niall Irvine – Digital imaging, design & photography & co-organiser of the Awards
  • Ron McCombe – Wildlife photographer and winner of Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2010 in our inaugural competition.

Winning images and videos will be featured in a Touring Exhibition in 2020. Winning and shortlisted images and videos will be featured in the Portfolio Yearbook 2019.

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

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See our Rights On report for the 2019 Scottish Nature Photography Awards competition.