Scotland's photography awards
Welcome to the Scottish section of the British Photography Awards. To qualify for entry in this regional competition, any photos you wish to enter, must have been taken in Scotland. The following regions are included in the Scottish photographic competition:
Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll, Argyll and Bute, Caithness, City of Edinburgh, Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highlands, Inverclyde, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Kincardineshire, Lothian, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Perthshire, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirlingshire, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian and the Western Isles.
Together, these counties form one region for the competition. The potential winners and runners up will be awarded Regional Category Prizes and Regional Runners Up Awards. Following winning any regional category, the entrant will immediately qualify for final round judging at national level. This would then give them a one in six chance of winning the National Category Prize. For more information on our current prizes please click HERE to enter your images into these awards, simply choose a category from those below and read our TERMS to ensure your entry complies with the British Photography Awards rules and regulations.
Scottish Water Life Photography Competition
Here is the photo competition to upload all of your aquatic wildlife pictures. This includes all creatures of the sea and freshwater alike, not including birdlife (which has a separate category) Show us what you have seen in or on the lakes and rivers of Scotland. Show us the best of what makes the local water life so vibrant and interesting. All subjects must be in their natural situation.
Scottish Land Animals Photography Competition
This photography competition is dedicated to all the creatures that roam the earth, slither on it, or burrow inside of it. We hope to see iconic Scottish wildlife as well as some lesser encountered characters portrayed in an imaginative way. Show us, and everyone else the best you have. All subjects must be in their natural situation.
Scottish Birdlife Photography Competition
This is birdlife 101, any and all of your spectacular bird photos are what's required here. The panel are looking for a wide range of subjects from the seemingly everyday to the scarcely sighted. A quick request from our judges: If the bird is not usually native to Scotland please say so in your caption along with the specifics of where you sighted it. All subjects must be in their natural situation.
Scottish Landscape Photography Competition
Our aim with this photo competition is to showcase Scotland at its finest and document things as they are. We gladly accept both urban and rural vistas and encourage novel perspectives, original outlooks and fresh re-imaginations of classic images.This is your chance to show people exactly how beautiful Scotland can be.
Scottish Street Photography Competition
With so much urbanisation on our collection of islands, it is vital to embrace the possible beauty and rich variety of Scottish street photography. From rural country high streets to the shady alleys of our great metropolises - demonstrate both a passion and vision in your work. Should your county be dominated by cityscapes, or more rustic settlements, try and make your photography stand out from the crowd in this country-wide photography competition.
Scottish Portraits of the People Photography Competition
Where would we be without our multicultural and all-embracing society? This photo competition is an opportunity to share your most powerful portraits and capture the essence of what it means to be Scottish. We want a huge variety of subjects, lighting choices and interesting situations as we delve into an investigation of the people that make Scotland so great.
Scottish Macro Photography Competition
Anything and everything in miniature. This photography competition is geared towards seeking the small details in Scotland. If small is indeed beautiful then in this category we want to showcase the often overlooked intricate details that make up our every day life. From insects straddling water droplets to miniature toy figurines in obscure settings, this is macro at it's finest.
Scottish Pets Photography Competition
Life in Scotland would be far less colourful without our faithful pets. This competition is aimed at honouring the special place that our faithful friends have in our lives. Show us the character of those animals closest to your heart. That said, in line with the responsible and ethically-centred nature of this competition, the BPA will not accept pictures of exotic pets into the competition. The exotic pet market is often fuelled by greed, neglect and profit-led breeding. Furthermore, it causes huge global detriment to our biodiversity and habitat protection year on year. The judges hope that their position is understood and apologise for any inconvenience caused.