Soirbheas Photography Competition

Photography Competition 2020

As we are currently unable to take part in activities, we held a fun photographic competition as a way of raising morale and inclusion across our communities at this strange and challenging time. The aim of the competition was to encourage local people to share their experiences and activities they undertook during lockdown.  116 photographs were entered to celebrate our natural environment, our people, and our projects, all the things that make Glen Urquhart and Strathglass special.

Three themes, and two classes – one adult and one for under 18’s –  attracted 116 entries. These themes were:

  1. Hobbies or new projects undertaken due to lockdown – the projects we have started or finished because of lockdown and new hobbies to keep us occupied.
  2. Out and about on my daily excursion – local views or points of interest
  3. Life in Lockdown – what or who made me smile, inspired me or kept me going when things got tough.

At submission the photos were made anonymous so voting could be as fair as possible.  The first round of judging was carried out by a panel of judges from Soirbheas who selected six finalists for each class.  See the photos below.
The second stage of voting was decided by community a community vote using Survey Monkey.

The voting was closed at noon on the 2nd July. If there is a tie-break the Soirbheas Board will select the overall winner.

Thank you to everyone who has taken part either as photographers or as voters. Results shall be announced by the 8th July. Good Luck everyone.

Members who submitted an entry are also entered into a bonus prize draw which will be drawn at random, and announced with all the winners.

If you have enjoyed taking part in this event and to keep up to date with the work we do across Glen Urquhart and Strathglass please become a member – find out more on our membership web page, and also follow us on FaceBook and Twitter

If you have any queries or questions, please contact Nicky MacLennan

Email: Tel: 07842 781 986 or
Private Message on our  Facebook page


Our 2019 photo competition celebrated our landscape and wildlife, our community and activities,  and our landmarks and  iconic buildings across Strathglass and  Glen Urquhart. We were delighted to announce the winners at the Soirbheas AGM on Thursday 27th June.

Click on this link for a reminder of the winners.    2019 Photo Competition Winners