Photo editing and processing, what’s allowed

I’ve been contacted by a few photographers this week who were under the impression that their images are not eligible for the competition due to digital editing used and I’d like to give some assurances for anyone else under the same impression. I’ve had some really great questions too and I’d like to share the answers I’ve given on email and social media for everyone’s benefit. I’d like to mention the great Ansel Adams at this point, for he is […]

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Major Exhibition Venue Announced

We’re thrilled to announce that the winning images from this year’s competition will be on display at Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal throughout the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival. Designed by Sir Terence Conran, Ocean terminal is Edinburgh’s largest shopping centre with over 5 million visitors a year and is the gateway for tourists visiting the Royal Yacht Britannia. Timing the exhibition to coincide with the world’s largest arts festival ensures that photographers work on display will receive massive exposure and raise their […]

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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 […]

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Book success beyond expectations

When I orginally launched the competition in 2014, it had always been my aim that it would promote photographers, raise awareness of our amazing Scottish places and help boost local shops and businesses. Well, I’m delighted to say that after the first year, it’s definitely achieving those aims and in the case of the book, it’s exceeded all my expectations. The competition book has been in several shops since April, and today I received the news that as well as […]

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Scottish Photography Book Is Unexpected Best Seller

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [BEGINS] Scottish Photography Book Is Unexpected Best Seller A book showcasing photographs by some of Scotland’s best landscape photographers has become the best seller in tourist shops throughout Scotland this summer. Launched in March this year, “The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year – Collection 1” showcases the prize winning images from the annual Scottish landscape photography competition and has all but sold out in the 6 months since it was put into the shops. The book’s […]

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New poster campaign launched

As Scotland is basking in the most amazing autumn weather on record, today marks the launch of the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year poster campaign. A series of unique one-off posters will be on display at various National Trust for Scotland properties throughout Scotland. The posters, printed on paper supplied by sponsors Fotospeed, include images from the photographers who took part in last year’s competition. The posters are aimed at raising awareness of the competition as well as will […]

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FOTOSPEED sponsor the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year

The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition are delighted to announce that Fotospeed are now one of our official sponsors of the 2015 competition. Established in 1989 Fotospeed have been market leaders supplying the photographic industry with materials and expertise. It all began with specialist darkroom chemicals and In 2000, with the birth of digital photography, Fotospeed established their unique and specialist range of Fine Art and Photo Quality inkjet papers and canvases. Competition founder Stuart Low said “I’m […]

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Questions answered on eligibitlity for SLPOTY 2015

We’ve been asked about other photography competitions and whether their rules make you ineligible for SLPOTY 2015. Whilst we can’t speak for any other competition, our rules are as restriction-free as possible and our aim is to promote the photographer as much as possible. Q: I won/was commended in another competition. Can I still enter the SLPOTY? A: Yes! If the same feature film or actor can win both an Oscar and a BAFTA, then it’s the same for SLPOTY. […]

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Being the judge of SLPOTY

When you enter a photography competition there’s always lots of things that go through your mind. Are my images good enough? Are they what the judges are looking for? Could I Win? And so on. Well, these were the same thoughts that went through my mind when I first entered a competition, and for me at least, this was all part of the enjoyment. But like many photographers, I too suffered the pain of rejection when my entries didn’t make […]

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SLPOTY 2015 Exhibition dates

UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE RE FINAL EXHIBITION Our exhibition at the SNH Battleby Centre has had to be delayed a few days. We hope to have it open some time next week between 24th -27th Nov and we will update as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for the delay. Scottish Natural Heritage visitor centre, Battleby – end November till 8th January 2016. Please note that due to the size of space available, this exhibition comprises a small selection of framed prints. Full […]

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