I ❤ Skye Smartphone Photo Competition is now open

Make the most of the photos on your trip with the I ❤ Skye photo competition, take part in the challenge and get a chance to win a prize.

Shoot away

Take your holiday photos with your smartphone or tablet as usual and make sure to choose the best for us!



Fill in the form and pay the small fee. You’ll get an email confirming your entry. Don’t forget to send the images!

Win a prize

That’s it, in Oct-Nov 2018 we will upload the selected few to our social media platforms for public vote.

Get Featured!

The one winner and all selected runner ups, 11 to cover all months, will be featured in our 2019 Calendar.

make the most of your Skye photos!

With the Smartphone Photo Competition you can win an exclusive photography workshop with Skye-based photographer, Simon Larson and a Smartphone Camera kit! Not only that, 12 of the best shots will be included in our 2019 I Skye Calendar.

To submit your images, email them to heythere@iloveskye.scot, from any device after you subscribe and pay with the form here. You can send us entries anytime from now until the 12th of October 2018.

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Competition’s Outline

The Prize

The lucky (and talented) winner will get a half-day photo workshop with our judge Simon Larson, a Skye-based photographer with great talent and experience. He or she will also get a Smartphone Camera kit as well as having his or hers photo will be featured along the other 11 runner-ups in our 2019 Calendar.

Fees and Deadline

Submission fees are in GBP currency at £5 for 1 image or £15 for 5 images. You may purchase as many blocks of entries as you like.

Deadline for entry is 12th of October 2018 at 11:59pm UK time.

Submission Guidelines

  • Entries are accepted by emailing to heythere@iloveskye.
  • Please submit your entry or entries and the original photo, if you have edited it.
  • You must state where and when you took each photo and the image title.
  • You must tell us what kind of device you took the picture with as well as the mark and model.
  • You must state your name, as it appears in the submission, and send the message from the same email you subscribed with.

The Judging

Who will be judging the competition?

The competition will be judged by local photographer and teacher Simon Larson. His skill and keen eye will tell the good from the average.

How does the judging work?

Once the submission period closes, our judge will review all entries anonymously (without entrants’ names), and will select a shortlist of approximately twenty four images. These images will be posted in our Facebook and Instagram accounts for public vote for a period of 5 days at the end of which the combined number of votes will mark the winner and 11 runner ups of the competition.

When will I know when the final images have been chosen?

We will announce the one winner and 11 runner ups in November 2018, in our social media accounts and here, in our website.

Are judge and I Love Skye members allowed to enter images in the competition?

No judges or members of I Love Skye are eligible to enter images in the competition.

Do I keep my copyright?

Yes, you as the ‘Artist’ will retain the copyright of all your submissions. But by submitting your photos you grant I Love Skye their usage in our materials and marketing campaigns.

How many images will be part of the show?

We envisage there will be approximately twenty photographs in the show.

Eligibility and Entries

How do I enter?

On the website click on the page Smartphone Photo Competition. Please follow the link, then simply enter your name, email and choose the number of images you would like to submit and checkout via our PayPal gateway using your PayPal account or a Credit Card.  You do not require a PayPal account.

What devices are eligible for entry?

Images shot and edited on any mobile phone or tablet including iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets, Windows Phones, and the iPod touch are eligible for entry.

Can I use apps on my phone or tablet to process or edit my photos?

Yes! Absolutely. You may use any app or any combination of apps. If it’s on your phone or tablet you can use it.

Can I use my desktop or laptop to process or edit photos?

No! From a desktop computer you may compress file size, change file titles and send it to us. There should be no image alteration, cropping, adjustments, or manipulations from a desktop or laptop. We will disqualify images created with apps which access desktop software using the mobile as a remote i.e. apps such as AstroPad. We ask that the entrant keep the original photo unedited on the device it was taken as evidence of your rights to that photo.

Is there a photographic style or genre that you are looking for?

We want to showcase great images irrespective of style and genre. We hope and expect to see all genres and styles represented. All kinds are welcome!

How do I pay for entries? Is my financial information secure?

All payments go through PayPal’s secure and encrypted system. This way, we do not carry or maintain any of your financial information at any time whatsoever. If you do not have a PayPal account you can use a temporary guest PayPal account and pay by credit card.

May I enter more than once?

Yes. You may purchase more entries anytime during the submission period.

Do I have to submit all of my images at once?

You may submit your images whenever you like at anytime throughout the submission period.

Are there any eligibility restrictions based on my location or country?

Entry is available to all photographers, amateur and professional alike, everywhere in the world unless prohibited by local laws, so long as the photographs have been taken in Skye & Lochalsh.

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