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Entries are now open for the first ever Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.

The new competition to celebrate the beauty of Scotland’s stunning scenery is the brainchild of Fife-based landscape photographer Stuart low. With a prize fund of £10,000 and supported by Academy Class and Formatt-Hitech, the competition has been timed to coincide with the spectacular colours of the Scottish autumn.

Stuart Low said: “There’s a growing number of photographers from home and abroad that take to our landscape, and they are capturing some breathtaking views of our amazing country. With spectacular locations like Glencoe and Skye, photographers are doing a brilliant job of promoting Scotland through their images and we have become one of the world’s top destinations for landscape photography. The competition is uniquely Scottish and aimed at recognising their efforts as well as raising their profiles and hopefully inspiring more people to take to the country and cities with their cameras.”

The competition has been endorsed by VisitScotland, Scotland’s national tourism organisation.

Jenni Steele, Film and Creative Industries Manager at VisitScotland, said: “Scotland is renowned throughout the world for its stunning scenery and incredible landscapes and autumn is a particularly good time to capture this country at its best. We hope the inaugural Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition is a great success and we look forward to seeing the results.”

The competition is open to amateur, professional and young photographers from the UK and overseas. Submissions close on 18 November.

For more information about the competition, go to http://www.slpoty.co.uk or email Stuart Low.

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