Scotland Landscape Competition


Scotland Landscape Competition

We are searching for a breath-taking panoramic image that celebrates the dramatic and wild landscape of Scotland. The winning photographer will receive £200 in Wex vouchers, and their image will be prominently displayed in our Glasgow store.

The winning image will be displayed as a panorama (with an aspect ratio of 3:1), so please bear this in mind when selecting your images for submission. Images taken on or after January 1st 2018 are eligible for entry.

The rules

Each entrant can enter up to three of their own images and each image should be a horizontal panoramic, cropped to an aspect ratio of 3:1. We ask that you submit medium-resolution images. However, the winning entrant will need to produce a full-size image of at least 5,000px wide. Images must have been taken on or after January 1st 2018. Entries can be submitted until 11:59pm on March 31st 2019. The full terms and conditions can be found here.

The prize

One winning image will be selected, and the photographer in question will win £200 in Wex Photo Video vouchers.

Winner and Runners Up

Winning Image - Peter Orr

I am a Wildlife and Landscape photographer and Adobe Lightroom trainer with an Associateship from the Royal Photographic Society and am a Getty Images Artist.

I became interested in digital photography after taking early retirement and started digiscoping birds before deciding to buy a 600mm lens and use the scope only for observing. I use Lightroom as my main image editing tool but also use Photoshop, Nik and Luminar as Lightroom plugins. I am a photography judge for the Southern Counties Photographic Federation. I particularly enjoy shooting landscapes in cold regions including Scotland, Norway, Finland, Svalbard, South Georgia and Antarctica. I am married and live in Wiltshire.

Twitter: @_orrpix_
Instagram: @orrpix

Camera: Canon EOS 5DSR with Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens at 21mm
Settings: 1/15 sec, f/16, ISO100 


1st Runner-up
- Martin Watt

I have been taking photographs since I was about 9 years old, but it’s only in the last 10 years or so that I can say I have been “making” photographs. Photography is my passion. Whether it’s sitting on a mountainside watching a mountain hare, or capturing the magic of a couple’s wedding, I try to find the angle that show my subjects to their best. I enjoy passing on my skills - to members of my camera club and workshop participants. Some of my photographs have won awards in national and international competitions or have been highly commended. It’s great to see my work being appreciated.
Instagram: martin_watt

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III with EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM
Settings: 1/13sec, f/13, ISO 100


2nd Runner-up - Rick Bowden

Rick Bowden is a landscape photographer, originally from Yorkshire but since leaving the armed forces in 2001 has lived in Norfolk. Rick has been photographing the landscape for over 10 years and primarily specialises in landscapes of the UK. Most of Rick’s work is based around the beautiful Norfolk coast and the Broads but also includes many other areas of the UK. He has a passion for the outdoors and loves hill walking in the Peak District, Yorkshire and the Lake District. 
Twitter: @rickbowdenphoto
Instagram: rick.bowden

Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk2
Settings: 1/10th, f6.3 (High res mode)


3rd Runner-up - Paul Simpson

I am a Scottish based landscape photographer who picked up a digital camera in 2009 after a long spell away from photography back in college in the late 80s. Although I primarily concentrate on landscapes I do enjoy architectural photography especially around my home city of Glasgow.
Photography is a passion that has grown over the years and that I plan to continue to develop and enjoy whenever I can.
Flickr: Paul Simpson

Camera: Nikon D7200 with Sigma 17-50 f/2.8
Settings: 0.6s, f/11, ISO 100


4th Runner-up - Rick Bowden

I have been a keen photographer for a number of years now starting off with my love for astronomy then venturing into more landscape work. I’m based in the North West which makes access to The Lake District, Wales and The Peak District really easy, so I take full advantage. Quite often you’ll find me in one of those places or shooting some of the outstanding local beauty. When I’m not out shooting I’ll be at home spending quality time with my family, which is very important to me.
Instagram: @daniel_k_photography

Camera: Sony A7R II
Settings: 1/50s, f/11, ISO 200


Thank you to all those who entered the competition, the overall standard was amazing. Keep an eye out for future competition here