colinjcampbell 9:04pm, 28 March 2008
“Pobal bríomhar idirghníomhach Gaelach idir Éirinn agus Albain”
“Coimhearsnachd bheothail, cho-obrachail a chruthachadh eadar Èirinn is Alba”
“A vibrant interactive community spanning Ireland and Scotland”

Glac pictiúr de ‘Saol na nGael’ agus buaigh suas le £2,000.
Togaibh dealbh de ‘Saoghal nan Gàidheal’ agus tha cothrom agaibh suas ri £2,000 a chosnadh.
Capture an image of ‘The Life of the Gael’ and win up to £2000.


The competition is for either colour or monochrome photographs depicting any aspect of life in the Scottish Gaidhealtachd or Irish Gaeltacht encapsulating the richness of the culture, heritage and community of these areas.

The competition is open to all amateur photographers. You do not need to be a resident of the Gaidhealtachd/Gaeltacht nor be a Gàidhlig/Gaeilge speaker to enter. However, each photo must be accompanied by a caption in either Gàidhlig or Gaeilge.

All entries must be in a digital format. To ensure sufficient resolution for exhibition display purposes photographs must be a minimum resolution of 2400 x 3000 pixels taken by a 5MP camera or higher.

Each photograph must be accompanied by a brief title or caption in Gàidhlig/Gaeilge.

Each entrant must fill in an online registration form on the Colmcille website. There is no limit to the number of images submitted per applicant but an entry form MUST be completed for each entrant.
Any participants without an entry form will be automatically disqualified.

It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that all the necessary permissions are obtained from people featured in a photograph. All photographs must be entirely the owner’s work.

Photographs must be submitted by Monday 1st September 2008.

Colmcille cannot accept responsibility for loss or delay to entries.

The winning entries will be chosen by judges appointed by Colmcille.

The judges’ decision is final. Winners will be notified by post, telephone or email and the prizes will be awarded at an all-expenses-paid trip to the prize-giving ceremony.

Details of the winners will be widely publicised.

Colmcille retains the right to use winning images for the future promotion of the organisation and shortlisted images for display in connection with the competition.

Colmcille will use selected images for promoting the event. Colmcille may publish a calendar and other merchandise in connection with this competition. Some of these items of merchandise may be reprinted. No fees will be payable for this or any future reprints of this merchandise but all photographers will retain full copyright of their images and will be credited for their work. This may be done in Gàidhlig, Gaeilge or English. This may include display on the Colmcille website, in a public exhibitions or other means.

Employees or Board Members of Colmcille or any members of their families are ineligible to enter.

Prize-winners may be required to supply a short description/explanation of their image and where/when it was taken for exhibition purposes.


There will be five prize-winners:

First prize £2000
Second prize £750
Third prize £500

JUNIOR (under 16 on 01/09/08)
First prize £500
Second prize £250

Each prize-winner will also receive a framed copy of the Tìr Cholm Chille map.

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