This year’s categories
The deadline for submissions has now passed.
There are 6 categories for adults to select from: you may submit images in as many categories as you like, but the maximum is 3 per category.
Photographs in the landscape category can be taken from anywhere in the world. The images should contain the visible features of an area of land whether they are; mountains, plains, sea or coastal.
Photographs of animals (including reptiles and insects) taken within in the wilds of Scotland. The wild can consist of any natural place from your garden to a national park. Images should seek to reveal Scottish wildlife in moments that create a lasting impression.
From England, Australia or the wilds of the Galapagos Islands, animal (including reptiles and insects) images in this category can be captured from anywhere in the world - outside of Scotland.
Creative Visions of Nature
Images inspired by nature that are innovative and artistic. Photos can be figurative or conceptual, but should provide an alternative or unexpected way of viewing natural subjects or scenes. This category asks the photographer to be creative and non-traditional in viewing, capturing and presenting the natural world.
Images of plant life from the UK or around the world, this category can include natural occurring life such as fungi and algae. Images should aim to capture the flora whether in its own splendour or part of the wider natural environment.
What is the impact of climate change and/or human activity in nature and the natural environment? Images submitted in this category seek to explore these themes and should thoughtfully convey the connections of cause and effect.