Working with sponsors to create a category prize that reflects the category theme is always an enjoyable element of our work. And for the Spirit of Adventure category in Travel Photographer of the Year, the lovely people at Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky have come up with a beauty – a paid commission in England and Scotland, allowing the winner to combine business with pleasure! You don’t need to already be a professional photographer to win this prize – but you do need serious talent!
Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky was created by a London fine wine merchant, Berry, Berry & Rudd, but has always been produced in Glasgow and Edinburgh, blending great whiskies from all over Scotland.
The winning photographer will be commissioned to shoot these three cities and will receive a commission fee of £4,000. Accommodation and transport in the UK will be organised and paid for separately by Cutty Sark .
In total, the trip will be 12 days – three days of photography work in each city, with an additional three days to relax in and enjoy the city of the winner’s choice.
With a history of global travel and accompanying treasure trove of stories, category sponsor Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky will choose up to 20 of the winning photographer’s commissioned images. These will capture the pioneering personality of the brand including its history, its production and the people who have created this iconic international whisky. The images will be used for internal brand education and will not be sold commercially.
All images will be used under license only and will be credited to the winning photographer. Copyright will be retained by the photographer at all times and no advertising usage will be permitted without a separate and additional fee payable to the photographer.
Add in the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 software and the Lexar Professional 600x 16GB CompactFlash card + Lexar Professional Dual-Slot card reader, and you have a fantastic reward for the winner of this category!
So perhaps it’s time you went out and had an adventure with your camera?