The Competition is run by photographers for photographers, and to promote photographers. In the 4 years the Competition has been running, the money raised through entry fees and book sales has enabled it to put on up to 6 exhibitions each year and has served as a platform to raise the profiles of those photographers showcased, with many going on to further success.

The Competition also promotes tourism and provides a boost to local economies. Our book is only sold in small independent and trust shops and we believe in supporting these small businesses. The bookshops keep the profits from the books who in turn exhibit and promote the work of the winners. Proceeds from books sold in trust shops are kept by the shops and go towards supporting and funding the work the trusts do in maintaining paths and ecologies in Scotland’s landscapes.

The Competition is very much inclusive, and with each year our judges consist of former winners and category winners. All our judges and all those involved with the Competition donate their time for free. Now, in the fifth s year we have 3 new judges added to the list who were former winners in the Competition. It is our aim to have all the judges being made up of former winners.

Overall Winner – The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year
Paul Webster Winning Portfolio – Dreams and Nightmares, The Mamores & Wild Affric
Runner Up
Alex Nail Runners up portfolio – Frozen Symmetry, Quinag in Winter & Grey and Gold
Winner – Youth Photographer of the Year
Sam Morris Sunset on Loch Leven
Runner Up – Youth Photographer of the Year
Andrew Bulloch St. Monans windmill at sunrise
Landscape Winner
Jeanie Lazenby Ever Changing Light
Landscape Runner Up
Ian Biggs ‘Reeds in the mist’
Seascape Winner
Johnathan Conlon The Sands of Scarista
Seascape Runner Up
Adam Cochrane Shipwrecked Sunset
Urban Winner
Mark McGillivray Skytower Sunset
Urban Runner Up
Mathew Turner Edinburgh Castle
Four Seasons
Jeanie Lazenby Winner- Spring – Sunshine and Showers
Richard Clarkson Winner – Summer – Loch Skeen
Michael Stirling-Aird Winner – Autumn – Autumnal flow
Chris Jones Winner – Winter – Two Trees
Calmac Spirit of the Sea
Alan Neil Heading to Barra
Isle of Harris Distillery – Hebridean Light Award
Luca Benini Rain over Nest Point
Loxley Colour – Your Vision Award
Peter Paterson Winner – Misty Sunrise
Robert Michael Wilson Runner Up – From Dusk Till Dawn: Garage
Luca Benini Highly Commended – Hebridean Miracle
Ian Biggs Commended – ‘Blackwood of Rannoch’
The John Muir Trust Awards
Luca Benini Hebridean Miracle
Ewan Adamson The far shore (Judges Choice – Belinda DiQuinzio)
Grant Willoughby Coulin View
James Grant Admiring Trotterish
Chris Davis Flow of Orchy
Andrew Strikis Jewel of the Isle
Roy Slaughter Ben Hope from The Moine
Jay Birmingham Lost to Beauty
Cyril Deretz Unnamed
Paul Webster Wild Affric
Portfolio Commendations
Graham MacKay Highly Commended – Dawn at Loch Ard , Veil over the Loch & The Watchman on the Water
Rod Ireland Highly Commended – Stac Pollaidh, Inverpolly, Rainbow Castle & Shifting seaward
Neil Barr Highly Commended – Dawn at Rattray Head, Dayspring & Bàgh Seannabhad
Craig Patterson Commended – Spring Shower, Balvaird Castle & Beinn a’Ghlo
Landscape Commendations
Darren Ciolli-Leach Commended – ‘Remains’ , Glen Affric
Brian Clark Highly Commended – Morning Mist on Lochaber
Kenny Muir Commended – Dalveen Mist
David Shawe Highly Commended – Early frost, late autumn
Chris Swan Highly Commended – Golden Touch
Craig McDearmid Highly Commended – Winter skies at Ardvreck Castle
Stephen Ball Commended – Rannoch Moor
Sven Soell Commended – Hidden Smile
Steve Oates Highly Commended – Liathach Lights Up
James Roddie Commended – ‘Coire Gabhail’
Simon Knight Commended – Lambing Snow
Andy Clark Commended – The boathouse
Robert Fulton Commended – Autumnal Snow
Rory Marland Commended – Liathach Sunset
Allan Donald Commended – Midnight Mountain Ridge
Sarah Kent Commended – Glen Urquhart Truck
Tony Higginson Commended – Autumnal view, Assynt
Heather Holmes Commended – Winter sun through the mist in the Dalmahoy March Wood
Terry Gibbins Commended – ‘Ardvreck Castle’
Ben Eaton-Williams Commended – Skye Watch Tower
Christopher Cullen Commended – ‘Loch Clair Light’
Peter Tasker Commended – Leverburgh Tin House
Chris Miles Highly Commended – Evening Light over Stac Pollaidh
Christianna Kreiss Commended – Skipness
Chris Rutter Commended – Last light, Loch Eishort
Tomasz Szatewicz Highly Commended – ‘Caledonian Affric’
Seascape Commendations
Jeanie Lazenby Commended – Stripey Laig.
Damian Shields Highly Commended – ‘Holding on’
Brian Doyle Highly Commended – Storm Light
Sandra Cockayne Commended – Elgol Isle Of Skye
Andrey Omelyanchuk Commended – The White Storm
Marc Hilton Commended – Golden Polin
Andrew Jack Commended – Dark & Stormy
Scott Masterton Commended – The Bridge to Nowhere
Paul Milne Highly Commended – Shine a Light
Keith Proven Commended – Henry Comes Ashore at Elie
Chris Lauder Commended – Swirly rocks
Peter Cairns Highly Commended – Wild Seas
Tracey Whitefoot Commended – Dramatic Elgol
Willem Eelsing Commended – Nisabost
Kathy Medcalf Commended – Moody Blues, Castle Stalker
David Sharman Commended – Cellardyke Harbour
Grant Bulloch Commended – The Bow Fiddle Photographer
David Queenan Commended – Forth Horizon
Ross Dickson Commended – Dusk Pettico Wick Bay, St. Abbs Head
Neil Barr Commended – Perch I
Urban Commendations
Kevin Beck Highly Commended – Last of the summer light
Douglas Bruce Highly Commended – Oil Refinery
Greg Urquhart Commended – Which way is up
Greg Urquhart Commended – Big wheel keep on turning
Shahbaz Majeed Highly Commended – V&A Dundee Museum Construction
Andrew MacDougall Commended – Shadows of the Past
Edgaras Borotinskas Commended – Hope
Pete Stevens Commended – Fog retreats from the Firth of Clyde
Rod Hanchard-Goodwin Commended – The Tollbooth Tavern
Michael Bryant Commended – Haar at The Forth Bridge
Lewis Golbourn Commended – Car-nage
Keith Tucker Commended – Reflections at Leith Docks
Andy Clark Commended – While the village sleeps
Ross Samson Commended – Dreich day on the Expressway
Ben Hirst Commended – Cox’s Stack in the fog
David Wheater Commended – Floating City
Jane Barlow Commended – Bridges at dusk on Midsummer Day
Your Vision
Peter Paterson Winner – Misty Sunrise
Robert MichaelWilson Runner Up – From Dusk Till Dawn: Garage
Luca Benini Highly Commended – Hebridean Miracle
Ian Biggs Commended – ‘Blackwood of Rannoch’
Youth Category
Sam Morris Winner – Sunset on Loch Leven
Andrew Bulloch Runner Up – St. Monans windmill at sunrise
Blair McHattie Highly Commended – Adam Smith Standing Tall over the Royal Mile
David Mould Winner – Homeward Bound
Richie Johns Runner Up – Living In The Clouds
Frans van Hoogstraten Commended – The Moine House
Gary Chittick Highly Commended – Winter Comes To The Lane, Renfrewshire
John Farnan Highly Commended – Cottage, Glen Etive
Annette Dahl Commended – Abandoned Farmhouse
Manoj Mohan Commended – The River Etive
Simon Swales Highly Commended – Lonely as the Sea
Paul Holloway Commended – Boulder on Beinn nan Coarach
Jacqui Mair Commended – Contrasting Time
The Scottish Weather
Nigel Morton Winner – Weather Systems
Grant Ritchie Runner Up – Summer Lightning over Edinburgh
Martin Steele Highly Commended – Incoming squall, Elgol
David Russell Highly Commended – The Tree Was Always Precious
Graham McPherson Commended – Incoming
Martin Watt Commended – End of the Season
Martin Santbergen Commended – Snowstorm in the Cairngorms
Ewan Adamson Commended – Ascending