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ScRAP Photography Challenge

To celebrate the final year of the Scotland’s Rock Art Project, we are looking for striking and memorable images that capture the essence of prehistoric rock art in Scotland – its remote and beautiful setting, the stunning effect of light and weather, the enigmatic motifs and texture of the rock – and how rock art can inspire people through engagement and creativity. Are you up for the challenge?

Entries are welcomed from amateur photographers of all ages.

You can enter up to two images into each of the four categories listed below. Images will be judged by our expert panel. Prizes will be awarded to the best three images in each category. More details, tips for rock art photography, and Terms and Conditions for entries are provided further down this page.

Please note that the Photography Challenge is now closed for entries. Winners will be announced here on 29 October 2021.


  1. In the Landscape
  2. On the Rocks
  3. Altered Images
  4. Engaging with Rock Art

Challenge dates

Challenge opens:   1 November 2020

Challenge closes: 30 September 2021

Winners announced: 29 October 2021

Prizes (in each category)

First Prize:

Second Prize:

Highly Commended:

For further details of how to enter, and the Terms and Conditions of entry, please see below: 




  1. In the Landscape

Scotland’s prehistoric rock art is notoriously off the beaten track – deep in heather moorland, scattered on rough-grazed hillsides and improved pastures, or secluded within dense woodland. The challenge of finding rock art is an important part of its charm and fascination. The landscape is also crucial for appreciating the past significance of rock art – is it positioned close to certain natural features or monuments, or in places with specific views, for instance? Your image might simply focus on depicting rock art within a stunning landscape setting, but it could also capture the sense of discovery, or the particular relationship between the rock art and its surroundings.


  1. On the Rocks