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Judging Scottish Nature Photography Award 2018

Judging Scottish Nature Photography Award 2018

I’m thrilled to have been asked to help judge this year’s Scottish Nature Photography Awards, alongside wildlife photographer Raymond Besant and co-organiser of the Award Niall Irvine. The award is a wonderful celebration of Scotland’s environment, wildlife and wild places and I feel honoured to be a part of it. Together with the other judges I will be looking for originality, creativity and technique in the entries and look forward to bringing my own particular eye for landscape photography to the judging table.

The Scottish Nature Photography Awards photographic competition was launched in 2010 to provide a platform to celebrate Scotland as a key destination for nature photographers and to acknowledge the excellence of the photographic work that is undertaken here. The annual competition invites entries of images taken in Scotland by professional or amateur photographers from around the world and covers wildlife, landscape, botanical, abstract and environmental subjects. My book Winter in Glen Lyon was runner up in the Photography Nature Book category in 2014.

This year the award opens for entries on the 10th September 2018 with awards for Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2018, Student Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2018 and the Junior Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2018. The categories will cover Scottish wildlife, landscape, botanical, abstract and environmental subjects. This year there is also a slot for short film entries for the Scottish Nature Video Award 2018.

So there are no excuses. If you are as passionate about photography and Scotland as I am get out there with your camera this autumn! I’ll be posting updating over the next few months via this website, on Instagram @jamie_murray_grant and on Twitter @jmurraygrant

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