Scottish Seabird Centre launches photo competition

Bear with cubs in forest
Norette Ferns

The Scottish Seabird Centre has launched its tenth annual photography competition, with two new categories marking this anniversary year.

The 2015 Nature Photography Awards, will celebrate the Year of Food & Drink with the new Nature's Foragers category.

The new Nature Condensed category will see budding film makers create a maximum of one minute’s footage, focusing on any of the themes outlined in the photographic categories.

Tom Brock OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Seabird Centre, said: "These awards will identify the best photographic talent from all age groups and encourage people to study, appreciate and share the wonders of the natural world in a sustainable way.

"Our Nature Photography Awards have grown significantly over the last ten years, and are now firmly established as a high quality and prestigious annual photography competition.

"The new categories make this year’s competition even more exciting. I would encourage amateur photographers and film fans worldwide to take a chance and submit their best images and short films."

The categories are:

  • Nature’s Foragers
  • Nature Condensed
  • Creative Visions of Nature
  • Environmental Impact
  • Landscape
  • Scottish Wildlife
  • World Flora
  • Worldwide Wildlife
  • Junior

The deadline for entries is Sunday 18 October.

Following this, the judges will meet to decide on a shortlist in each category. The shortlist will then be on display from 20 November in the Seabird Centre and online for the public to cast their vote until Sunday 21 February 2016. In each category there will be a winner selected by the judges as well as a winner selected by the voting public. Winning photographers have the opportunity to secure a whole host of prizes.