Celebrate Rural Scotland with new photo competition

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Norette Ferns

Celebrate rural Scotland by entering the new photo competition from the Scottish Rural Network and Scottish Rural Action.

The Scottish Rural Network (SRN) Support Unit and Scottish Rural Action have launched the new photo competition to celebrate the Scottish Rural Parliament event taking place in Brechin, Angus from 6 to 8 October.

The Celebrate Rural Scotland has six themes related to the Rural Parliament event:

  • Angus – the region, not people or animals called Angus! Brechin, Angus is the location for the Scottish Rural Parliament so we want to see your photos of this beautiful part of the country
  • Culture and leisure – send us your images of everything from cracking community events to kayaking!
  • Food and drink – make our mouths water with your photos of Scotland’s fantastic produce
  • Health and happiness – can you capture happiness through your lens? Or maybe you have great photos of people enjoying activities like walking or a sociable get together
  • House and home – from old farmhouses to new low carbon housing, send us your photos of houses and homes in rural Scotland
  • People – we want to see your portraits and photos of people in rural Scotland – whether they’re hard at work or enjoying the countryside

A winner from each theme will be chosen and then it will be down to the public to vote in an online poll and help decide which finalist deserves to be the overall winner and receive a hamper full of Scottish goodies.

There will also be a prize of £100 vouchers for photography equipment for the best entry across all the themes from a photographer under 16.

Emma Cooper, Scottish Rural Parliament National Coordinator, said:

"We're delighted to launch the Celebrate Rural Scotland photo competition with the Scottish Rural Network Support Unit.

"We can't wait to see your fantastic photos of everything from delicious Scottish produce to cracking community events."

Norette Ferns, SRN Support Unit's website and social media officer, said:

"The standard of entries in our previous photo competitions has been really high - and we're looking forward to seeing more stunning photographs this time round.

"Over the next few weeks, we're going to be encouraging as many people as possible to take part in the competition and share their images that show some of the great things that happen in rural Scotland."

The six finalist images, and the winner of the under 16 category, will be proudly displayed on canvases at the Scottish Rural Parliament event in Brechin, Angus from 6 to 8 October. Following the event, photographers will be sent their image on canvas.

Visit our Photo competition page for full details, including how to enter. Please remember to read the terms and conditions before entering.

The competition will close for entries at noon on 5 September 2016.