The prize for best “Treescape” shall be awarded to the photographer, who in the opinion of the judges, has submitted the best overall single image in this category. Entrants must be 18 years of age and over to be eligible. Multiple entries are allowed.

Awards:
Winner
Runner Up

Commendations:
Highly Commended
Commended

What are we looking for?

It goes without saying that trees are vitally important for our planet and we want to use this category to raise awareness and appreciation of our trees. With this in mind, we are looking for images of a tree or trees in the landscape, seascape or urban setting.It can be a lone tree, a copse, a “barcode” a wood or forest. It’s entirely up to you.

Images taken previously:

If you already have images you wish to enter, there is no limit no limit to when these were taken. You may also enter images that have been entered in other competitions or published in magazines, news papers etc., so long as you have not signed away exclusive rights or licence to your images.

Please do not submit:

  1. Images of privately owned stately homes unless permission is obtained.
  2. Images of restricted government buildings or military installations.
  3. Posed images or portraits
  4. Elements introduced or repositioned in the composition. e.g. moving stones, trees etc into a composition.

Acceptable media

Digital, film, traditional print and alternative process images are allowed but your submissions should be in digital jpg format only via the competition website. Film, ttraditional print and alternative process images may be submitted from scans of colour transparency, black and white, colour negative or traditional/alternative pringt. All images should be processed as per “digital adjustments and processing” section.

Digital Adjustments and Processing

All digital adjustments are allowed and we will be as flexible as possible, but should not alter or affect the integrity of the image – use your own judgement. In the event you are shortlisted for the final round, you may be asked to produce the original RAW* file(s), the original camera jpg, the original scan or the original film media. If your image is in the running to win the category or a runner up’s place, we definitely will ask for your RAW file.

Respecting the landscape.

We respectfully ask that when taking your images you show care for the environment and respect the interests of others. When out and about taking your photographs for the competition, we ask that you abide by the Scottish Country Access Code. Links to the Country Code are listed below.

Country Code Summary

Country Code in Full