A search has been launched to find an iconic image that truly sums up the spirit of Scotland’s best-loved whisky region. Entries are now open for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Photographic Competition 2014.
The competition has three main categories: 'Abstract images of Speyside' which allows photographers to get creative; 'Seasons of Speyside' in which entrants can show iconic landmarks at different times of the year; and 'People of Speyside' which focuses on people who live, work and play in the area.
A fourth category for international contestants has also now been introduced and has the theme of 'Speyside Around The World'. Entrants in this category are being urged to simply show a little piece of Speyside on foreign shores.
The winner of the overall title will receive a five-day commission to capture the 2014 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival on film, along with a cash prize, trophy, bottle of Benromach malt whisky and tickets for the prestigious opening night dinner. There are also prizes on offer for first and second placed photographers in each of the categories.
Last year’s overall winner was local man David Russell, from Elgin. His image, Holding onto Good Luck - which depicted the annual burning of the Clavie celebration at Burghead - secured the People’s Choice Award as voted for by visitors to the travelling competition exhibition in Edinburgh and Speyside.
The deadline for entires is the end of November 2013. For more information, visit the Spirit of Speyside website