Putting Scots landscape photography in the frame

A new photography competition to celebrate the beauty and variety of Scotland’s stunning scenery has been launched this week.

The first ever “Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year” competition is the work of Fife-based landscape photographer Stuart Low. With a prize fund of £10,000 and supported by Academy Class, Formatt-Hitech & VisitScotland, the competition has been timed to coincide with the spectacular colours of the Scottish autumn.

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. A spokesperson said: “Scotland is renowned throughout the world for its stunning scenery and incredible landscapes and autumn is a particularly good time to capture this country at its best.

“We hope the inaugural competition is a great success and we look forward to seeing the results.”

The competition is open to amateur, professional and young photographers from the UK and overseas. Submissions will close on November 18.

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