The Ayrshire and Arran Tourism Team has teamed up with radio stations Clyde 1 and West FM to run a fantastic regional photographic competition as part of the ‘Year of Natural Scotland 2013’. The competition opens for entries on Monday 20th May 2013 and will run throughout the summer.
With support from sponsors including Turnberry Hotel, Auchrannie Resort, Menzies Irvine Hotel and Robert Burns Birthplace Museum there are great prizes to be won, plus the opportunity for the top listed entries to be exhibited later in the year.
Photographic entries for 2013 are encouraged from all those with an interest in the unique and stunning natural landscapes, seascapes, and wildlife of Ayrshire and the stunning islands of Arran and Great Cumbrae. Open to all with that photographic flair, the competition offers the opportunity to enter your inspiring photographs of the area in one of 8 main categories linked to the natural environment - Landscape, Sea and Coast, Urban Green Space, Wildlife, Botanical, Activity, Sunset/Sunrise and Arran. Plus with Junior categories there are opportunities for those younger budding photographers to get involved and show their photographic skills.
Moira Birtwistle, Chair of the Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Leadership Group said:
“The landscapes and views of the region have inspired many past and present. This competition presents a superb opportunity showcase the area, and celebrates the unique natural beauty that surrounds us and which attracts many tourists from home and abroad!”
“The natural beauty of Scotland is world-renowned and with 2013 being the Year of Natural Scotland what better way of recognising the stunning landscapes of the area than with a competition which focuses on Ayrshire and Arran.”
So if you’ve captured on camera a stunning view across the water to Ailsa Craig, a red squirrel on Arran, a basking shark from Cumbrae, a stunning sunrise at Loch Doon or another scene of natural beauty from Ayrshire then why not submit your photograph to the competition to be in with a chance of winning. If you’ve not yet taken the photo then there’s plenty of time to get out and about, and focus that lens.