Stornoway Museum photo competition winners

The winners of a photography competition to mark a new Stornoway Museum have been announced.
Six winning entries have been selected to feature in displays at the new museum and archive centre beside Lews Castle.

Photographers of all ages from across the Outer Hebrides sent in entries to the competition, which was looking for portraits of islanders at work, rest or play.

Winner in the aged 10-15 category was Lola Sands from Sir E Scott School in Harris with a photograph of a Scalpay fisherman. Her classmate Anna Cummings came second. Their prize includes a workshop for their class with a professional photographer.

Jane MacDonald from North Uist won the 16-25 age group with a photograph of her grandfather. Emma Fraser from Lewis came second with an iconic image of a pipeband marching through Stornoway.

The judges found the over-26 category the hardest to make a decision on, but the eventual winner was Anoif Remah from Ness with a stunning modern black and white image of kite flying set at the war memorial in Lewis. The runner-up was Ria MacDonald from Stenish in Lewis with her photo of two boys enjoying a South Lochs sunset (shown above).

The adult age categories winners will receive one-to-one workshops with a professional photographer or vouchers for photography equipment.

The judges were Elsie Mitchell, CneS Arts Development Officer, Gayle Meikle, Arts Officer in Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre and Jon MacLeod, an artist in his own right and also the Exhibition and Education Assistant in An Lanntair.