Panel judging for 2021 will take place between 1st - 5th of November.
The top ten images will then be showcased in the gallery section of our website from 6pm (GMT) on Nov 14th to 10pm (GMT) on Nov 21st for a public vote to decide who gets the grand prize of £2,500.
The winner will be announced on the 22nd of November.
Our panel of professional judges changes each year, but for 2021 we have the following professionals on the team.
Colin Prior has been hailed as one of the great landscape photographers of our time and we are delighted to have him on board as one of our Judges this year.
In a career spanning thirty-eight years, his photographs capture sublime moments of light and land, which are the result of meticulous planning and preparation and often take years to achieve. Prior is a photographer who seeks out patterns in the landscape and the hidden links between reality and the imagination. He is internationally acclaimed for his stunning panoramic landscape images of Scotland but his quest for wild places has taken him quite literally to the ends of the earth. He has just completed a seven year project in Pakistan’s Karakoram Mountains and his distinctive and evocative photographs have been published as fine art prints, calendars and books throughout the world. Colin has been the subject of three BBC documentaries and is Patrons Ambassador for the RSPB.
Paul Reynolds is the General Manager of Sigma Imaging UK, manufacturers of top quality lenses and cameras, and is himself an award-winning photographer. We’re thrilled he’s agreed to be on our judging panel this year. “I'm really excited to be part of the judging panel for the 2021 Scotland's Photo of the Year competition," says Paul. "I know the quality of entries in the previous year has been incredibly high so I'm looking forward to seeing some more fantastic pictures in this year's competition.”
Ruth is the presenter of Photography Online, one of YouTube’s fastest growing photography channels. A native Hebridean and proud Scot, she is delighted to once again have the chance to help find Scotland’s Photo of the Year for 2021.