Bowmore, National Geographic announce 2011 International Photography Contest

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Bowmore, the distillery producing the first Islay Single Malt whisky, is partnering with National Geographic UK for the second year to launch the 2011 International Photography Contest. The contest invites readers to submit their best photographs of the outdoors for a chance to feature in a future issue of National Geographic magazine and win a truly unforgettable trip for two to the magical island of Islay, the home of Bowmore.

 The contest runs from 1st August – 31st October 2011 Readers can enter at www.ipcuk2011.nationalgeographic.com

Capture What’s Great About The Great Outdoors With Bowmore National Geographic International Photography Contest

 

This August, Bowmore, the first Islay Single Malt whisky, is delighted to partner with National Geographic UK for the second year to launch the 2011 International Photography Contest. Continuing its passion for photography, Bowmoreis inviting readers to submit their best photographs of the outdoors for a chance to feature in a future issue of National Geographic magazine and win a truly unforgettable trip for two to the magical island of Islay, the home of Bowmore.
 
The contest, which runs from 1st August – 31st October 2011, will ask readers to capture what’s great about the great outdoors. Inspired by the key elements that come together to create the warm and smoky character of Bowmore, the categories for entries are fittingly: People, Places and Nature. Readers can enter at www.ipcuk2011.nationalgeographic.com
 
The competition is easy to enter and is open to everyone, from SLR enthusiasts to those with a camera phone. Readers can submit their favourite shots via the website or upload mobile moments directly from their phones. The judges will be looking for original photos that grab their attention, with interesting light, mood or patterns incorporated into the composition.
 
For those who want to fine tune their outdoor photography skills, Bowmore is collaborating with renowned landscape photographer Colin Prior to host a series of photography workshops with whisky specialists The Whisky Shop across the UK this autumn.
 
Islay, the home of Bowmore, presents many views to a photographer; from the Atlantic waves lapping against the legendary Bowmore No. 1 Vaults where the whiskies spend their long lives, to the island’s peaty land, the same peat that fires the malt-drying kiln. The light and even the landscape seem to change from moment to moment; it is this environment that shapes the character of Bowmore's perfectly balanced Single Malt whisky. With nature at its core, Bowmore invites readers to capture moments at their finest.
 
Good luck, or in Scot's Gaelic - g'un rob h math agad!
 
To learn more about Bowmore, and its ‘A Taste of Islay’ experiences at this year’s best outdoor events including Southampton Boat Show (16-25 September) and Kendal Mountain Festival (17-20 November), visit www.bowmore.com or www.facebook.com/bowmore

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