The seven categories
Gundogs (In association with Gundog journal)
Big game (Home or abroad)
Scotland(In association with Scottish Sporting Journal)
Hunting to hounds
Now into its sixth year, the definitive annual photography competition for the fieldsports industry is back, and with seven categories and £7,500-worth of prizes – including cash – it is bigger and better than ever!
From the ethereal flutter of a mayfly dun at first light, a roaring stag stood proud above a craggy Cairngorm horizon to a woodcock scything through the frozen January air… part of the allure and magic of all of our country sports is, unquestionably, the imagery and inherent beauty associated with them.
These iconic images are moments that we have captured in our mind's eye, our own personal recollections of the hill, riverbank, woods and fields that we nurture and revisit when we turn the pages of our sporting diaries. Moments brilliantly immortalised by our greatest wordsmiths, finest artists and most gifted photographers.
The art in imagery cannot be measured purely on the quantitative scales of accuracy, proportion or composition. Rather, their beauty lies in the way they make us feel, the nostalgia and personal memories that they evoke.
When we launched the competition in 2014, the main aim was to unearth the outstanding photography that showcases the very best of our country sports both in the UK and further afield. It also aimed to highlight the talent that is out there; individuals who so beautifully capture and convey the magic and allure of our country sports through the seasons and in all weather conditions.
Regardless of you photographic experience, we can’t wait to see your entries and wish you the very best of luck!