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River Leven Photography Competition 2021

  28 July 21 |   The Leven Programme

Due to the overwhelming success of our photo competition last year, we have decided to run another over the summer. 

Send us your best images that captures the beauty of the River Leven in Fife at any point from source at Loch Leven to sea at Leven. We have three categories that you can enter your photos into. These are: 

  • The River Leven and its surrounding area 
  • The River Leven wildlife 
  • The River Leven heritage and history 

The photo(s) you submit can be one you have already taken or one you have taken especially for this competition.  


  • The winning entries will be displayed as part of a photography exhibition in Rothes Hall during October and November 2021. 

  • The winning entries will be included in our 2022 calendar, and winners will receive a hard copy of the calendar, along with a print of their winning photograph. 

How to enter 

  • Email your photo(s) to: 

  • Along with your photo, please include details of: 
    • your name 
    • the location and subject matter of each photo 
    • which category you are entering the photo(s) into

  • We'd also like you to answer the following question - Having spent time at the River Leven to take your photo(s), has it made a difference to the way you think about the River Leven or how you will interact with it in the future? 

  • Photos can be sent as either a jpeg or png and can be either portrait or landscape. 

  • Images should be clear and a minimum of 300dpi, to allow for printing.  

  • The closing date for entries is 13 September 2021 (deadline extended).

Judging process 

  • A shortlist of the best photographs will be selected by a panel of judges from the Leven Programme and associated partner organisations. 

  • The shortlisted entries (depending on numbers received for each category) may be uploaded to the Leven Programme’s social media accounts, where the overall winning entries will be selected via public vote.

Competition terms and conditions 

By submitting an entry, you are accepting to the competition rules and the terms and conditions. Which are: 

  • The image must have been taken within the River Leven, Fife catchment. 

  • You can enter one photo per competition category (a maximum of three in total).
  • The competition is free to take part and is open to anyone within the UK.  

  • Entrants under the age of 18 years need to have parental or guardian consent to enter. Parents/guardians agree to the competition rules, terms and conditions as set out herein on behalf of the entrant.  

  • Competition submissions must not include any endorsements of products or services, infringes on people’s reasonable expectations of privacy, or any obscene, violent, racist or defamatory content.
  • All entries must be received by 5pm on 13 September 2021 (deadline extended). No late submissions will be considered. 

  • The Leven Programme will contact the winners after the closing date and the winning photographs will be announced on the Leven Programme website and social media channels. The winners will be contacted via email. 

  • The prizes are non-negotiable, non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged. 

Copyright, liability and GDPR 

By participating in this competition, you confirm that: 

  • The photograph(s) is your own original work and that you own the copyright and any other intellectual property rights of each image. 

  • They have the permission of anyone pictured in the image (or, where the image shows any persons under 18, the consent of their parent/guardian). 

  • The Leven Programme and its partners are granted non-exclusive, irrevocable licence to reproduce, enlarge, publish or exhibit, on any media, the photographs for any purpose directly connected with the competition. 

  • The Leven Programme maintains the rights to make minor edits to images for the purposes of sharing on social media and any size constraints that might apply. 

  • Organisers can sub-licence photographs to the media for reproduction in connection with the competition and exhibition only. 

  • The Leven Programme will make every reasonable effort to ensure that name credits are given to any photographs published in any medium. 

  • The winners’ photographs will be used freely by The Leven Programme for promotion purposes. 

  • In the processing of the competition, we will collect your name and email address, and winners’ addresses will be collected to distribute prizes. After the competition has closed and prizes awarded, we will delete email and address details but will retain the names of photographers to ensure credit is attributed to photos if used for future use by The Leven Programme or its partners.