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Scotland's Photo of the Year

Scotland’s Photo of the Year 2021

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Apply for Scotland’s Photo of the Year 2021. Scotland’s Photo of the Year Photography Competition is an exciting new photography competition celebrating the beauty of Scotland. Ask any photographer, in any nation, for a shortlist of countries they would like to visit and Scotland will most likely be high up on their list. Mountains, glens, lochs, castles, waterfalls, forests, coastline, history or wildlife. It’s no wonder why Scotland is such a magnet for photographers. This competition wants to see your photos of Scotland, and then showcase the best of them for the world to enjoy.


Scotland’s Photo of the Year has the following prizes

  • First Place: £2,000 and Sigma FP Digital Camera with a 45mm F2.8 DG lens
  • Second Place: £500 and Canon Powershot G7 II
  • Third Place: £200 and Olympus Explorer Messenger Bag


  • All images must be taken in Scotland. The subject matter is not restricted, but it must be identifiable as Scotland. Any macro or wildlife photos that could have been taken anywhere will need GPS info in the metadata to prove where they were taken.
  • All entries must be your own work. By entering images, you are taking responsibility that you have full ownership of all entries. We also allow photos you have taken whilst on a workshop.
  • All images must be a true and accurate representation of the scene or subject at the time the photo was taken.
  • Basic editing is allowed, but cloning of objects (either in or out), merging or two images that were not taken at the same time, or trying to create colors that were never present in the original scene are not allowed. We will need to see the original RAW or unedited file for all top ten images for each category.
  • There is no time limit on when a photo was taken. You can enter photos regardless of when they were taken.
  • Photos can be of any subject, so don’t assume only landscape images are acceptable. Wildlife, portrait, architectural and cultural images are all welcome, as long as they have a Scottish identity.

Additional Details 

  • Basically, by entering your images, you give permission for Scotland.
  • Photography to use them for promotional and marketing purposes for the competition. Your images will never be used for commercial profit of any kind, and the photographer retains copyright at all times.
  • You can enter as many photos as you wish. The pricing options are set out on the Enter page.
  • Moreover, the competition is open to all photographers of any nationality or age.
  • The deadline for 2021 entries is October 31st at 22:00.
  • Furthermore, any cash prize needing to be sent outside the UK will incur small international transfer and currency exchange fees which will be deducted from the prize amount.


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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Open toAll
OrganizerScotland Photography



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