Capture the Scottish Olympic spirit - on camera

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THE BANK of Scotland is one of the sponsors of the Olympics Games which start in just a few days.

If you were fortunate enough to see the torch relay as it passed though the area you’ll have seen the bank’s vehicle in the procession - a fascinating old former Malta bus, adapted for its present purpose with an open platform on the back.

But it’s not just bus-spotters that the Bank of Scotland is interested in pleasing!

Scotland is a great country and has had many great sportsmen over the centuries.

And the Bank of Scotland has instigated a photography competition to truly capture Scotland’s sporting spirit.

A Bank of Scotland spokesman said: “Quite what that is we will leave up to you!

“You can submit as many photos as you like, but all entries will be approved by us before going on to the photo gallery.”

Click on to read more about the full guidelines for submitting photos to the competition.

The closing date will be midday on September 12. You can enter as many times as you like, but all photos must be approved by scrutineers before they’re uploaded to the Gallery.

The Bank of Scotland will contact the winner by telephone or e-mail, on or shortly after September 17 and announce the winning entry on its Facebook pages afterwards.

The lucky winner will receive a Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3 camera worth over £600. They will also get the chance to meet Bank of Scotland’s London 2012 Ambassador Sir Chris Hoy, and even take a few snaps of him!

The judging panel comprises: Matt Stuart - a renowned, professional street photographer; Eithne Anderson - an experienced marketer, with over 12 years working both for creative agencies and within the finance industry; Alex Bamford - Alex is an art director at advertising agency RKCR/Y&R and has 25 year’s industry experience; James Ramsden - James is the Creative Director of the brand and digital business Rufus Leonard and has worked alongside his team to create the Bank of Scotland visual identity and campaign; Fiora McFarlane - Fiora has been in charge of pictures for features and magazines at The Scottish Daily Record for well over 15 years. She has a good eye for a great photo and is herself a keen sportswoman having recently run her first marathon in Munich.

Good luck for the gold medal!