IOS Photography Competition For 2017 Now Open

The 2016 Isles of Scilly Photo Competition winner - "Sky, Sea, Sand" by Carl Farran.

The 2016 Isles of Scilly Photo Competition winner - "Sky, Sea, Sand" by Carl Farran.

Islands’ Partnership has launched its Photography Competition for 2017 in partnership with St. Mary’s Hall Hotel and Isles of Scilly Travel.

The annual Isles of Scilly Photography Competition has grown to become a popular feature across the islands, attracting more than 2,500 entries over the past three years.

The 2017 competition is open to all photographers living on, working on, or visiting the islands between 1st May and 30th September as well as, for one special category, visitors who have been coming to the islands for years and who care to share some distinctive photographic memories of Scilly.

Last year’s winning photo, “Sky, Sea, Sand” by Carl Farran, together with the winning entries from 2014 and 2015 - “Puffin” by Steven Burbidge and  Megan Gallacher’s “Tropical Oasis”, respectively - have all become iconic marketing images for the Isles of Scilly alongside many of those that were shortlisted in their categories.

The outright winner will win a three-night break for two on a Bed & Breakfast basis at St. Mary’s Hall Hotel on St. Mary’s, together with two return tickets on the Scillonian III passenger ferry courtesy of Isles of Scilly Travel.

The eight categories for the 2017 Isles of Scilly Photography Competition are: Dusk to Dawn, Historic Scilly, Island Life, Islands like nowhere else in England, Scilly Memories (old photos from yesteryear), Scilly on the Water, Taste of Scilly, and Wild Scilly.

Further details can be found on the Visit Isles of Website or by clicking here. Will was joined in the studio by Carolyn Garman from Islands Partnership to find out a but more. The full interview is available below. Happy Snapping!