A competition has been launched by NFU Scotland which focusses on Scottish food, farming and the environment to encourage people to get out and about and enjoy the countryside responsibly.

The NFU Scotland Photography Competition 2017 is open for entries in two age categories – 18 years of age and under, and 18 years of age and older – with some fantastic prizes up for grabs, including from NFUS affinity partner Travel Solutions, Aldi Scotland, Laggan Outdoors and Blackstone Clydesdales.

Winning photographs will appear within the Union’s membership magazine, the Scottish Farming Leader, which goes to 8,500 farmers, crofters and stakeholders.  Submitted images may feature on promotional material by NFU Scotland and Aldi, as well as on social media channels.

Images must be more than 300 dpi and at least 2MB in size and must have been taken in Scotland. Entries should be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with full name, address, date of birth, contact number and details of when and where the photograph was taken provided. The closing date for entries is Thursday 17 August 2017 at 5pm with winners notified thereafter.

The prizes in the age categories is as follows:

Up to 18 years of age:

First prize: Blackstone Clydesdale experience voucher for two people for two hours – worth £120

Second prize: Segway tour for two at Laggan Outdoor - worth £100

18 years of age and over:

First prize: P&O Cairnryan/Larne return ferry crossing for a car and two people, courtesy of Travel Solutions – worth £300

Second prize: £100 gift vouchers from Aldi

Third prize: Case of fine wine from Aldi - worth £39.04

Further details of the competition can be found here.