The nine categories for the
SCOTTISH PRESS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2018
competition are:

NEWS
A single image of a news event for which no advance planning was possible.
Please note – Staged photographs are excluded.

SPORTS ACTION
A single photograph that captures the peak action of an individual or team sports on the field of play


POLITICS
A single photograph with an emphasis on politics or political life.

DAILY LIFE & PEOPLE
Single photographs, candid and unposed, that reflect the human experience, celebrate life or chronicle a cultural trend. The emphasis of this photograph could be on the relationship between people or could have a strong human interest, or present a fresh view of the commonplace.

SPORTS FEATURES
A single non-action photograph pertaining to any sport. The unposed image may include: emotion, celebration, jubilation, dejection or the reaction among players/participants and fans. It may be a GV or feature those involved in any way at a sporting event.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
A single photograph, which illustrates the staging of, or background to a performance or aspect of arts and entertainment. For example: Fashion, music, architecture, the visual and performance arts.

PORTRAIT
A single planned or posed photograph where the subject or subjects were aware that a photograph was being taken and ideally reveals the essence of the subject’s character.

NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
A single photograph from the natural world or the wider man made environment that we live in, or a photograph where the emphasis is on man’s impact/relationship with the environment. An entry in this category could also address any contemporary issues, such as: climate, sustainability, pollution, water shortage etc.

REPORTAGE
A set of up to ten photographs, which work together to create a narrative, tell a story or address an issue. The entry must be made up as a single .jpeg/.jpg file measuring 24X20inches. A black or white canvas may be used as a base in this category only. The resolution must be a between 200-300 DPI.

Please note – The images that make up each “Reportage” entry must also be uploaded as single images in addition to the entry itself.