2016/17 Photo competition - Send your photos now!
The Esk Valley Trust cares for the beauty, history and character of the valleys of the South and North Esk and of the continuation as the River Esk to the Musselburgh estuary.
EVT is holding its third photographic competition and would like to invite you to submit suitable photographs capturing the beauty and diversity of the Valley from its source in the Pentland Hills (North Esk) and the Moorfoot Hills (South Esk) to the mouth of the River Esk on the Firth of Forth.
The theme is intended to be a broad one, highlighting the scenery and the wildlife to be found in the area. We are also interested in the history reflected in the towns and villages along the length of the valley and the historical buildings and industrial heritage of the area. We would like to know where each photograph was taken so that people can visit the site should they wish to do so.
Much information about the valley can be found on the website eskvalleytrust.org and we would encourage you to use the site for inspiration and to identify the many areas of natural beauty to be found on your doorstep.
There is no restriction on the number of photographs you can submit. Ultimately we would like to make a calendar so we are looking for all the seasons to be captured.
Prizes. There will be a prize of £100 for the top photograph with prizes of £75 and £25 for the second and third photographs. These will be presented at the Esk Valley Trust Annual General Meeting in Dalkeith on Tuesday 2nd May 2017.
The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers alike of all ages.
All photographs must be submitted digitally and uploaded onto the Esk Valley Trust Flickr gallery via our website home page (Eskvalleytrust.org). Please submit as Jpegs, with a size less than 10 Mb and at least 800 pixels along longest side. Under the heading Add a description prefaced with PC2 followed by your name, location of the photograph, and the date it was taken.
The closing date is Sunday 2nd April, 2017.
Sandy Cleland FRPS AFIAP - Sandy Cleland is well known in Edinburgh and around the world for his Nature Photography but has also had international success with his varied photographic interests. He is a member of the Distinctions Advisory Board of the Royal Photographic Society and has recently been invited to join the London Salon of Photography.
Sandy is an amateur photographer who lives in Penicuik and is a member of Edinburgh photographic Society.
David Sugden - David is Professor of Physical Geography at Edinburgh University. As a geomorphologist, he studies the evolution of landforms and the processes that are changing landscapes today. Specialising in the Polar regions and glaciers, he has long enjoyed living in the Lasswade/Loanhead area of the North Esk Valley.
David is an amateur photographer, but has quite a few of his polar photographs published.
Terms and conditions
- The competition is open to all amateur and professional photographers
- The first, second and third place winners will be awarded a prize.
- All photos entered must be submitted under an individual’s name.
- Any photograph that has won a prize in another major photographic competition must not be submitted and will not be eligible for the competition.
- The EVT requires that prior permission be sought before submitting photographs of private or public gardens.
- Photos from any part of the Esk valleys may be submitted.
- It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that all necessary permissions are obtained from any person featured in a photograph.
- By submitting images you confirm that you are the copyright holder and creator of the image and that you will be responsible for any claims made by any third party.
- Copyright will remain with the photographer. However by entering this competition the photographer/entrant agrees to the EVT using the images for possible exhibition, publication or promotional use.
- The judges’ decision is final.
- Closing date for receipt of entries is Sunday, 2nd April, 2017.
- Prize-winners (only) will be notified of results by Tuesday 2nd May, 2017.
- The judges reserve the right not to make any award if, in their opinion, none of the entries meet the required standard.
- If there is any doubt, the EVT will decide whether or not a photograph fulfils the criteria. If it does not, it will be withdrawn. The EVT’s decision is final.
- The EVT respects your privacy and will not sell your personal data to any third party.