New for 2022, we are pleased to launch our first ever photography competition! We invite you to share your photographs of gardens opening for charity with Scotland’s Gardens Scheme in 2022 and we will showcase your entries on our website, in our social media and in our 2023 Guidebook.
To view gardens open for charity, please click HERE.
Submitted photographs will compete in two judging categories:
Judge’s Choice Award - Judged by our panel of judges including Trustees, Garden Designer and Photographer
Audience Award - judged via our audiences on our social media platforms
We will be looking for pictures that tell the story of a garden and why it’s special to you. We invite you tell us a bit about your photograph in the entry form and this will be taken into consideration with your entry.
We will showcase your photograph, with your picture credit, in our social media, on a gallery on our website and in our next Guidebook.
For each category, we will also offer a prize of £150 for the top photograph OR will donate the same amount to the charity of your choice.
Our Media Partner Scottish Field will grant one year subscription of the magazine to the winner of each category.
HOW TO ENTER
Read the information about eligibility and technical specifications below, then submit your entry using the form below:
Pictures must have been taken during 2022
Gardens must be open under Scotland’s Gardens Scheme
Only environmental photographs (outdoor), no photographs taken under studio conditions.
Flash photography is allowed.
No black and white or toned photographs will be accepted.
Photographs must clearly depict a subject matter or scene; thus, no abstract photographs will be accepted.
Photograph must be your own work
Photographs may be portrait or landscape orientation
Minimum specs for upload should be 1500px or more for the longest side at 300dpi.
Maximum specs for upload should be no more than 2400px for the longest side at 300dpi.
Files should be no larger than 15MB.
We will delete photographs that do not fulfil the criteria so please do make sure you keep a copy.
Submitting your entry
Please name your files “Your Name_Garden_Name” before upload
You can upload to a maximum of three photographs per entrant.
Use the form below and don’t forget to:
- upload your photograph
- include your name and contact details, including the name you would like credited
- include the garden name and address, and the date taken
- a brief description or story about your visit and what made it special for you.
Fill the form to enter
You will receive a confirmation email upon completion - please check your junk folder if it hasn’t arrived.