A new photography competition celebrating the best of the beautiful north-east has been launched.
The competition is being run as part of the annual Haddo Arts Festival, based at Haddo House and Country Park near Ellon.
It includes categories for photos of wildlife, people, and history and heritage.
There’s also a special section for photographers who are under 16.
The winners will be featured in a week-long exhibition at Haddo as part of the 2016 Haddo Arts Festival, and have their photographs seen by thousands of visitors.
The popular park’s visitor officer, Diana Spencer, said “There’s a huge amount of interest in photography at the moment, whether it’s expensive SLR cameras or just using your phone to capture the moment, and Aberdeenshire’s such a great place for taking beautiful photos.
“You can enter pictures of almost anything you like, from red squirrels or dolphins, to castles, fishing boats, or your family on their favourite day out. Our festival theme this year is Visions, and so a competition showcasing people’s own visions of Aberdeenshire fits in perfectly.”
Photographs must be taken within Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire within the past three years.
All entries must be submitted by Sunday, August 28. Photos can be submitted by e-mail or in person at the visitor centre. For full details, visit www.haddoartsfestival.org.uk