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Showing Off - Bragging - Flexing
Shucks, this feels awkward...

By putting your images out there at all, I guess it's showing off, but it feels kind of strange to post awards and publications etc for something that is so subjective and individual. The ideal of competitive art is just as weird. But aside from building social media followings, competitions are one of the few ways of getting your landscape photographs recognised and in front of people.
 
 
I don't see competition success as a measure of photographic ability by any manner of means, but it does help to bring a perception of legitimacy within general public opinion. So, here's my little list from recent years. It's also fun to put all of these on one page.

The Awards List

2023

Scottish Nature Photographer Awards

2nd Place Environment Category plus

6 Shortlistings additional  across 5 categories

2022

Landscape Photographer of the Year (UK)

  One Commended - Classic category

  One Shortlisted

"Freeze Thaw" and image taken at Lochan Ha N-achlais in the Scottish highliands at RannochMoor in winter.

Natural Landscape Photographer of the Year (International)

Three Shortlisted Images

Image selected for Book

Scottish Nature Photographer Awards

Three shortlisted images  across three categories.

Lochan Ha N-achlais in the Scottish Highlands on the rannoch moor, with frozen ice patterns and snowy mountains

Fotospeed FSPRINTMONDAY Weeklies

Weekly Winner

2021

Landscape Photographer of the Year (UK)

 One shortlisted image

Natural Landscape Photographer of the Year (International)

1 Individual image - last 33%

Project (Surfaces) - last 11%

Scottish Nature Photographer Awards

Three shortlisted images  across three categories.

2020

Landscape Photographer of the Year (UK)

 Three shortlisted images

Scottish Nature Photographer Awards

Four shortlisted images across four categories

Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year

  One Commended

 * Last year entered in this competition

Award winning photograph of soil erosion in plantation forest
2019

Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year

  One Category Winner - Weather category

  One Highly Commended

  One Commended

  Plus one shortlisted image

Award winning image of reflections ofa clodscape in a modern building
Winner of the weather category of SLPOTY in 2019 by Adny MacDougall, of the Cuillins in a sleet storm over Loch Raasay
A road lined with beach trees in Scotland, similar to the Dark Hedges

Scottish Nature Photographer Awards

  2nd place in Sea & Coast Category

  2nd place in Natural Abstract Category

  Plus four shortlisted images

A photograph of oxides that have leached through a quarry wall
2018

Landscape Photographer of the Year (UK)

  One shortlisted image

2017

Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year

  One Commended

  Plus one shortlisted image

Scottish Nature Photographer Awards

  3rd place in Urban Landscape Category

  Plus one shortlisted image

Scottish Nature Photographer Awards

  One shortlisted image

 

Award winning image that took second place in the SNPA competition in 2019
2016

Landscape Photographer of the Year (UK)

  One shortlisted image

British Photographic Exhibitions

  Awarded British Photographic Exhibiter Status 

Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year

  One Commended

  Plus one shortlisted image

Scottish Nature Photographer Awards

  Two shortlisted images

2015

Landscape Photographer of the Year (UK)

  One shortlisted image

2014

Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year

  Two shortlisted images

2013

Scottish Nature Photographer Awards

  One shortlisted image

2011

Scottish Nature Photographer Awards

  One shortlisted image

Scottish Nature Photographer Awards

  One shortlisted image

Landscape Photographer of the Year (UK)

  One shortlisted image

2012

Scottish Nature Photographer Awards

  One shortlisted image

Cullen & Deskford Calendar Competition

  Winner - Placed on Front Cover

2010

The Guardian Travel Photographer of the Year

  In final 10 images and month winner

New York Institute of Photography

  Winner of Oktoberfest Competition

  Highly Commended in Centenery Competition

Publications

Scottish Nature Photography Awards Competition Year Book
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 207, 2018
2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Natural Landscape Photography Awards Vol.2
2022
On Landscape Magazine 
December 2022
Image Critique
Daily Record newspaper
November 2022
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UK Landscape Photographer of the Year (LPOTY) Competition Year Book
2022
Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year, Competition Year Book
2016, 2017, 2019, 2020
Daily Mail
March 2020
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Skyline Magazine
Autumn/Winter 2019
SOSLP Exhibition Review, highlighted exhibit
On Landscape Magazine
April 2017
SOSLP Exhibition Review, highlighted exhibit
PictureFramesExpress.co.uk
Photographer of the Month Profile

2016
Cullen & Deskford Calendar
Front Cover and month

2012
The Sign magazine
Circulation 35,000 monthly

2012 - twice on Front Cover
New York Institute of Photography Centenary podcast
December 2010
Discussing the 100 best NYIP photographs of the last century.  
The Edinburgh Evening News Newspaper
July 2010
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