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Celeb launches competition - Acclaimed artist John Wright has launched the Grantís Whisky Fresh Perspectives photography competition by producing a series of dramatic images.
Inspired by the imposing Scott Monument, Ayrshire-born Wright – a former Sunday Express Picture Editor and renowned freelance photographer - took a spectacular picture of Edinburgh's skyline, and a quirky tongue-in-cheek snap of Nottingham's Robin Hood statue to encourage others to enter the nationwide competition.
The Fresh Perspectives competition was inspired by company founder William Grant, an innovator who created the first ever blended Scotch whisky.
Back in the 1880s, the Scottish whisky industry was struggling and many firms started to go out of business. William responded by buying up and blending his competitor’s surplus stock. By taking a fresh perspective, he became Scotland’s first distiller and blender.
More than a century later, whisky drinkers are still enjoying his secret recipe - a complex blend of the finest single malt and Scotch grain whisky that gives Grant’s its famously smooth flavour. Perhaps that’s why Grant’s is now a favourite in over 180 countries worldwide.
Like William Grant, the competition winner will be a real innovator. They’ll be able to take an every day view of the city, or an ordinary shot of their house and friends and transform it into something completely different. Entrants don’t have to be pros or use high-tech equipment; submissions can be taken on camera phones. The judges can spot an inspired picture no matter how it’s taken – even if you draw a quick sketch of your ideas, or write them on a piece of paper.
Budding photographers should get snapping. Winners will feature in a national exhibition. And, there are loads of exciting prizes to be won, including a luxury weekend trip to the Scottish Highlands where you’ll get to visit the famous Grant’s distillery and sample their delicious range of blends. Runners up won’t be left empty handed. Who could say no to a year’s supply of Grant’s whisky?
Entering couldn’t be easier. Just email your photo and contact details orr post them to: Fresh Perspectives Comp, touch pr, 229 The Broadway, London, SW19 1SD.