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River Tay Photography Competition Launched by Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust

Architecture of the Tay 2020/21 Winner – The Bridge at Kenmore by Georgina White

Amateur photographers of all ages are being invited to take part in a free photography competition celebrating the magnificent beauty of the River Tay.

The competition, TAYken By Me is now in its second year and is being run by the Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Perth and Kinross Countryside as part of the theatres project Shades of Tay, a love letter to Scotland and the Countryside Trusts new long-distance active travel route the River Tay Way.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre Producer Deborah Dickinson spoke about the project saying: “We are thrilled to be running TAYken by Me for a second year with PKCT. The river Tay and the surrounding landscape is stunning and has much to visually delight and inspire photographs.  We are looking forward to receiving lots of fantastic images.”

With Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust Director Peter Quinn adding: “Photos that came out of the first TAYken By Me competition blew us all away. It was incredible to see the range of ages of photographers who were so perfectly able to capture the landscape of Perthshire near the might River Tay. We have been very excited to work with PFT again on this competition and hope all amateur photographers out there enjoy get outdoors, being in nature, discovering the River Tay, and enjoy photographing those experiences.”

Entrants from all over the world are welcomed, but all images must have been photographed between the 1st of March and 31st of August 2023 in the vicinity of the River Tay.

There are five categories in the competition: Young People, Trees of the Tay, Wildlife of the Tay, Architecture of the Tay and Hidden Details of the Tay.

The Judges will be looking for originality creativity and technique, with the panel made up of professional photographer Alan McCredie, Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust Chair Stephen Woolard, PR & Marketing Officer Constance Boddice and Pitlochry Festival Theatre Producer Deborah Dickinson.

Each of the five categories has three awards: £50 for the winner, £30 for the second prize and £20 for the third place, and full category information, with specific eligibility requirements, can be found in the TAYken By Me Competition Rules on PKCT’s website: www.pkct.org/tayken-by-me-photography-competition-2023

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