Photographers encouraged to help showcase Moray to the world

Our ‘Moray Life’ series features the wonders of Moray every day – now Moray Speyside Tourism is running a competition encouraging amateur snappers to showcase the region. (pic: Gary Paul)

THE FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITIES served up by Moray and Speyside for talented amateur photographers has prompted a new competition by local tourism promoters.

Moray Speyside Tourism are calling upon digital photographers living in the community to help them promote the region to visitors vital to our growing tourism industry.

The destination marketing organisation are dedicated to promoting Moray Speyside to potential visitors from across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world and in April will lead representatives from Moray to Scotland’s flagship travel show, the Visit Scotland Expo in Glasgow.

Now they are asking local amateur photographers to submit work that would ultimately be put on show at the Expo, providing tourism industry leaders an opportunity to see for themselves the rich variety of scenic beauty that awaits those heading for Moray and Speyside.

Entries in the competition will cover five distinct themes – Action, Adventure and Outdoor, Food and Drink, History, Heritage and Culture, Landscape and Nature and Shopping & Staying.

Rachel Glennie, Communications & Digital Media Assistant at Moray Speyside Tourism, explained: “Whether it is stunning shots of the Aurora Borealis, footage of humpback whales or exquisite food photography, great photos mean more visitors.

“We are lucky to have an abundance of extremely talented and creative individuals in our area who love to share their Moray Speyside images with us on our social media platforms.

“This inspired us to launch our content competition for amateur photographers to have their perspective of the region showcased at Expo, so this is your chance to utilise your photography skills to help us promote the area we are lucky enough to call home.”

No limit has been placed on the number of images that can be submitted – but all entries must be owned by the person submitting them, be original and relevant to the topic.

The competition is open to people aged 18 or over, and will close on February 28. A range prizes are on offer to the winners, in addition to having their photographs featured at the Expo and online.

To find out more, please visit Moray Speyside Tourism’s Facebook page, or drop an email to