Trust sets new Living Landscapes photographic challenge

John Muir Trust sponsors new category in 2018 Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year

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The John Muir Trust has continued its support for the annual Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition with the creation of a new John Muir Trust Living Landscapes Prize for 2018.

Following on from the John Muir Trust Wild Places Prize awarded in the previous two years, entrants are this year asked to share pictures of ‘living landscapes’ that could feature people experiencing and connecting with wild places, images that depict the cultural history of wild landscapes or examples of special locations that are regenerating and or full of nature. Entry is now open with ten prizes available. Winners will be selected by the staff and trustees of the conservation charity. 

Prize winners get a year of membership of the Trust and considerable exposure with the photographs displayed in the Alan Reece Gallery in the Trust’s visitor centre in Pitlochry and featured in the John Muir Trust Journal which goes out to more than 11,000 members.

Stuart Low, founder of the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year says, “It’s exciting to be able to provide a fresh challenge to those entering this year’s competition while continuing our association with the John Muir Trust. Since the launch of the competition we’ve been keen to encourage photographers to discover Scotland’s special wild places while learning more about how conservation goes hand in hand with wonderful landscape photography.”

Previous winners of the John Muir Trust sponsored category in the competition include Ian Cameron and Nick Hanson – both of whom also collected the overall title of Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year.

To find out more and enter visit the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year website

Image credit: Sven Soell's image of Suilven was a John Muir Trust Wild Places Prize winner in 2016.