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Curracag Photographic Competition 2014

Posted: 08 Jul 2014, 16:12
by Matt T
We were really impressed with the high standard of entries to the Photographic Competition last year. So this year we are giving you free reign and a chance to really impress us with your keen eye and our special wildlife and places. We are inviting entries on any theme of your choosing, so get there out and take some snaps of your favourite species, habitats or landscapes and share them with us.

Please read the Photography Competition 2014 information and rules, which are available at: A paper copy can be obtained from Museum nan Eilean, Isle of Benbecula or by contacting Matthew Topsfield at 12 Griminish, Isle of Benbecula, HS7 5QA, 07775 812036,

You can submit as many photographs as you want. The closing date for entries is midnight on Tuesday 30th September 2014. Entries should preferably be sent as digital image files to: Print entries will also be accepted, sent to: Curracag Photography Competition, 12 Griminish, Isle of Benbecula, HS7 5QA.

Photography Competition winners will be announced at the opening ceremony of the photograph exhibition to be held at Museum nan Eilean, Isle of Benbecula in autumn 2014 (date TBC) and on the Curracag website and Facebook page. The exhibition will also travel throughout the Western Isles.

Re: Curracag Photographic Competition 2014

Posted: 10 Jul 2014, 18:20
by Matt T
Entry form and info/rules attached here.
Curracag photo comp info and rules 2014 PDF.pdf
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Re: Curracag Photographic Competition 2014

Posted: 21 Oct 2014, 20:11
by Matt T
The opening event of the exhibition will take place at:
6pm on Friday 14th November at Museum nan Eilean, Sgoil Lionacleit, Benbecula (next to the library).

Find out who are the winners and see all of the beautiful images that celebrate the special wildlife, habitats and landscapes throughout the Western Isles.

NEW mystery objects for our wildlife ID quiz!

The exhibition will run until the end of January 2015.

Curracag Photographic Competition 2014 - results

Posted: 18 Nov 2014, 21:29
by Matt T
Another year and another excellent crop of photographs! It was a tough task for our judge, Eliz Anne Boyle, geography teach at Sgoil Lionacleit, and many images were in the running right until the last minute. However, the winners are:

1ST - Vallay House by Alastair Johnston
2ND - Berneray Cow by Alastair Johnston
3RD - Lighthouse by Alastair Johnston

16-20 YEARS
1ST - Meadow Pipit by Sandy Davidson
2ND - Otter in a Rockpool by Sandy Davidson
3RD - Shore Thrush by Sandy Davidson

1ST - Four-spot Chaser by Ian Thompson
2ND - Beinn Mhòr View by Paul Ross
3RD - Daisies in the Mist by Christine Johnson

Kirkibost Chattering by Alex Macleod
Goose Barnacles by Ian Thompson
A themed series of nine photographs depicting raptors of the Western Isles by Shelagh Davies

We congratulate those named above but many thanks must go to all of you who entered the competition this year.

If you want to see just how tough a job Eliz Anne had on her hands you can see all the entries at the exhibition at Museum nan Eilean, Sgoil Lionacleit, Benbecula, which will run until the end of January 2015. Museum opening times can be found here: ... pening.asp

We are pleased to announce that we are also running our popular natural history quiz again this year with an ALL NEW selection of mystery items for you to identify. This is your chance to win a year's free Curracag membership. All of the items represent species that can be found in and around the Western Isles. Some are easy, some will definitely tax you! Just name as many of the items as you can and leave your entry form in the box by the museum door. The winner will be the person with the most correct answers (or person picked at random if everyone guesses them all correctly) by the time the exhibition closes at the end of January 2015. Good luck and have fun!