The Scottish Nature
Video Award 2017 invites entries of video taken in Scotland by professional
or amateur filmmakers from around the world. The video must
be on a nature, wildlife or landscape theme and it must be filmed in Scotland.
Our aim is that videos represent an aspect of Scottish nature as the main
subject. As Scottish nature is diverse, that gives plenty of scope and you
might want to submit a study of a wildlife species or a favourite landscape
or produce a mini-documentary on an environmental issue. The judges will
be looking for originality, creativity and technique as well as portraying
an interesting story. The video will be 60 to 150 seconds in length, so
keeping interest throughout the video is very important. We look forward
to seeing what you produce!
Entries are open
from 10th September 2017 to midnight (24:00 hours GMT) on 30th November
You can enter up to 3 videos.
1 Video = £10, 2 Videos = £15 and 3 Videos = £20.
FAQs page and our Video Rules pages have
information on what's eligible, video formats, how to enter and submit your
videos. We hope you'll find these helpful but if you still have a question
you are welcome to contact us.
Raymond is a wildlife cameraman and photographer from the Orkney Islands
where he developed his love of wildlife, photography and the outdoors. He
studied Biology in Aberdeen before starting work as a press photographer
at the Press & Journal newspaper. He started filming in his own time
and his first film 'The Flying Dustbin', which documented the effect of
plastic pollution on the Fulmar, won two awards at the International Wildlife
Film Festival in the US. In 2012 Raymond won the Wildlife in HD award at
the British Wildlife Photography Awards.
Raymond has filmed for a wide
range of wildlife films for the BBC Natural History Unit including the Natural
World series, Springwatch and more recently worked with Mara Media on 'Highlands
- Scotland's Wild Heart' for BBC Scotland as well as filming Hyenas in Zambia
for Plimsoll Productions and the Smithsonian Institute. Though his main
work is for TV, he still loves photography and the efforts of two years'
work photographing the creatures in his native Orkney culminated in his
first book 'Naturally Orkney' which was voted Favourite Scottish Nature
Photography book of 2014 in the Scottish Nature Photography Awards.
Niall has been in the photographic industry for over 25 years, working behind
the camera, in the darkroom and then through the development of digital
imaging technology. Niall says: "The industry has changed a lot over
the years, and new cameras have opened up opportunities and accessibility
for both still and moving images but the key principles behind photography
remain as important as ever."
Niall is a partner in Perspectives,
which delivers digitisation, photography and design services for the heritage,
business and creative sectors from its base in the north east of Scotland.
He undertakes a wide range of photography commissions, as well as contributing
art photography to marinescape.co.uk.
Niall was inspired to set up
the Scottish Nature Photography Awards to provide a platform to showcase
the depth of photographic talent that is drawn to and inspired by Scotlands
landscape and natural heritage. The new Scottish Nature Video Award 2016
is in recognition of the growing interest in nature filmmaking in Scotland.