The TEN categories for the
SCOTTISH PRESS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2019
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.

20-20 VISION
Images that reflect the changes on the Scottish poliical landscape since the establishment of the Scottiah Parliament. The images must have been taken between 12 May 1999 and 11 May 2019.