John Muir Trust Wild Places Prize for photography and conservation
The Wild Places Prize
We’re delighted to announce that The John Muir Trust will be supporting the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year by sponsoring a major new award for the 2015 competition.
The new award titled “The Wild Places Prize” for photography of Scotland’s wild places comprises 10 prizes of John Muir Trust membership, an exclusive exhibition in the Trust’s Wildspace gallery in Pitlochry as well as each selected photograph being featured in the John Muir Trust Journal; its magazine sent to more than 10,000 members.
Competition founder, Stuart Low said “I’m delighted to have the support of the John Muir Trust for the competition. As a landscape photographer, conservation is something that’s very dear to me and because the Trust do such valuable work in preserving our wild places it means that photographers are able to capture our unspoilt beauty through their lenses. The new award is truly a great prize because, as well as promoting conservation, it means that photographers entering the competition will get the chance to have their images put in front of 10,000 Trust members raising their profiles considerably.”
Kevin Lelland, Head of Communications for the John Muir Trust added, ”When judging The Wild Places Prize we will look to find ten spectacular images that capture the spirit of wildness from the tops of remote mountains to urban spaces where nature is flourishing. Landscape photography can be a powerful tool to capture ecological diversity and highlight its importance. It can also evoke the emotions and feelings that inspire people to go out and connect with these special places and in doing so value and protect them. We’re excited to be sponsoring the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition and looking forward to seeing the work of the photographers who enter.”
The John Muir Trust is a conservation charity dedicated to protecting and enhancing wild places. The Trust takes its inspiration from John Muir, the Scots-born founder of the modern conservation movement. The Trust owns and manages some of the finest wild places in Scotland including Ben Nevis, Schiehallion, Sandwood Bay, Quinag in Assynt, part of the Cuillin on Skye and 3,000 acres on the remote Knoydart peninsula. To find out more about the Trust and its work visit: www.johnmuirtrust.org
The Wild Places Prize consists of the following:
10 x prizes of one year membership of the John Muir Trust
Profile of the photographers winning images to be published in the John Muir Trust Journal
A two week exhibition of the winning images in the John Muir Trust Wildspace gallery
An opportunity for photographers to sell prints through the gallery
The awards category page can be found from the top menu or via this link http://www.slpoty.co.uk/the-wild-places-prize/