Logie Steading Photography Competition 2017: The Essence of Logie

Over the years, some incredible photographs have been taken here at Logie, both by professionals and amateurs enjoying this special place. For the first time in 2017 we would like to invite everyone who enjoys Logie to snap away throughout the coming months and enter our first ever photography competition on the theme of The Essence of Logie.

Whether you’re a professional photographer with huge amounts of kit, a school child looking for your next project, an amateur enthusiast with a Sunday hobby or simply a happy phone-snapper, we’d love you to get involved.  The sole criteria is to capture what you see as the essence of Logie. It’s free to enter, there’s a lovely Logie prize to be won, and the chance to show off your work, so why not bring your camera or smart phone next time you’re down here for a wander or a browse and start snapping..

The Prize

The shortlist of winners will be displayed in a special exhibition: The Essence of Logie in Photographs in the Long Room in November.

The overall winner will receive a hamper of Logie Steading goodies, have their photograph blown up and produced for permanent display with their name and winning information at Logie Steading and a special feature in The Essence of Logie Exhibition in November.

The Panel of Judges

Our Logie-loving panel of judges comprises of a mixture of professionals and amateurs, including the renowned Gary Murison (who has photographed Logie himself on many occasions – the photograph at the top of this page was taken by Gary).

How To Enter

Please email your image to photocomp@logie.co.uk with ‘Photography Competition’ followed by your name in the subject line.

Please submit your image as a jpeg with your full name as the file name.

Minimum photo size for entry is 1MB. Max email size is 15MB. Each entry on a separate email. Max 10 entries per person.

Entrants under the age of 18 must give their age and supply written permission to enter from a parent or guardian.

Please read the competition’s Terms and Conditions here before entering as submission of an entry is taken as acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

Terms and Conditions

  • There is no entry fee.
  • All entries must be received by 31st October 2017 (the closing date).
  • Entries should be submitted as jpeg files.
  • Max email size is 15MB. Emails larger than this will not be received. Logie takes no responsibility for entries not received no matter what the reason.
  • Each entry must be submitted on a separate email. Max 10 entries per person.
  • Minimum photo size for entry is 1MB.
  • Anyone can enter but entrants under the age of 18 must supply written permission from a parent or guardian.
  • The judging panel’s decision is Final. In the event of a tie or disagreement among the judges, an additional representative of Logie Steading or Estate will be brought in to arbitrate. Their decision is final. If any named judge is unavailable for whatever reason, Logie Estate reserves the right to choose a substitute judge.
  • The winner will be contacted within three weeks of the closing date. To be confirmed as a winner and to be awarded the prize, the winner may be required to confirm full legal ownership of the winning image/s and, where applicable, that the winning entry was first created during the relevant period.
  • The overall winner must be able to collect their hamper prize from Logie Steading within 30 days of the announcement of their victory. The prize/s is non transferable and there are no alternatives.
  • The overall winner and runners-up may be required to take part in publicity.
  • A list of winners will be published on the Logie website.
  • Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prizes impossible due to reasons beyond the control of Logie Estate, Logie Steading and Authorised Parties (known here as ‘Logie’), and accordingly Logie may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the competition and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to Logie as a result thereof.
  • Copyright: Logie seeks no ownership of any image submitted and support the rights of the creator/owner. The image copyrights remain with the photographer.
  • Usage Rights: By participating in the competition, entrants grant Logie Estate, Logie Steading and its Authorised Parties usage of images and acknowledge that Logie and Authorised Parties may use the entries in media, public display (including but not limited to display at the Steading, in electronic and other media such as website, promotional brochures etc) before, during and after the competition, without restriction. We will want to celebrate entrants’ and winners’ photography so a name credit will be included wherever reasonably possible.
  • It is the entrant’s responsibility to obtain permissions from any people portrayed in their work in order that it may be entered into the competition and used according to these terms and conditions
  • No entry may be submitted which:
    • was not taken by the person named on the entry or makes use of a false name or identity
    • unlawfully infringes the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties, including, but not limited to, trade marks, copyright, privacy rights
    • includes images or other Content which is offensive or harmful to minors or harasses, threatens, embarrasses or causes distress, unwanted attention or discomfort upon any other person
    • includes any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, or hateful material
    • contains any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation
    • contravenes any applicable law or government regulation in Scotland or the UK
  • Information is collected and stored in accordance with our Privacy Policy, outlined here.

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Photography Competition

Terms & Conditions for fishing on Logie Estate

  1. Fishing on the river is restricted to 2 rods per beat and is to be by fly only. All fishing is from the right bank. By arrangement with the neighbouring estate there is no left bank fishing on the Relugas Middle and Top beats.
  2. The fishing is split into two 2 rod beats, Logie and Relugas, with Relugas sub divided into Middle and Top.  Beats can be taken together or separately. Logie is fished Monday to Saturday, Relugas Middle on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and Relugas Top on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Beats change at midnight.
  3. Fishermen must contact Logie Estate office on 01309 611300 a day or so before arrival to organise being shown onto the river. A map of pools, beats and access routes will be provided.
  4. Bio-security is important to the future of the river and anglers are asked to observe protection measures. The Findhorn District Fishery Board Conservation Code will be strictly observed. To summarise: All fish caught up to 14th May inclusive must be released. From 15th May, all salmon over 9 lbs / 4 kg / 28 inches / 72 cm are to be returned.  Below that measurement at least 70% of salmon and 50% of grilse caught should be released and a maximum of 1 salmon and / or 2 grilse per rod per week may be retained. In September all fish are to be returned. No gaffs or tailers are allowed.
  5. The Findhorn District Fishery Board Bio-security measures will be strictly observed and all fishermen in the party must sign the Bio-security Declaration. (Also available at http://www.fnlft.org.uk/downloads/)
  6. The Estate recommends that barbless hooks are used, fishermen are in possession of a disgorger and that knotless nets are used. All possible care should be taken when returning fish to the river, they should be handled as little, and gently, as possible and should not be removed from the water.
  7. The catch should be reported at the end of each day of fishing to Logie Estate Office on 01309 611300. If the office is closed, please leave a message on the answering machine with the date, weight and pool. Please also report a nil catch day.
  8. Dogs are allowed on the river but must be kept strictly under control at all times. The Estate reserves the right to ask tenants to remove dogs if they are considered to be out of control.
  9. Rod, line and fly size are dependent on prevailing weather and water conditions and personal choice. In general, maximum rod length needed is 13ft with a size 8 or 9 line, usually floating. Fly sizes range from 6 – 8 in the spring down to 12 or less in summer low water.
  10. Safety must be considered at all times. All beats have a variety of pools with some suitable for most heights of water. Little wading is necessary and river paths are good however the fishing is within the Findhorn gorge, access to some of the pools is quite steep and a degree of rock scrambling is often necessary when playing and landing fish. Please be aware that a reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required. A buoyancy aid for each rod is provided and should be collected from Logie Estate Office on arrival, and returned to the Estate Office (or to the outbuilding opposite if office is closed) on departure. Logie Estate strongly recommends that buoyancy aids are worn when fishing and not doing so is entirely at fishermen’s own risk. Please pay attention at all times, avoid slips and falls, wear appropriate footwear, look out for overhead electricity lines, watch the weather and pay attention to livestock. Take extra care if fishing alone.
  11. Anglers need to supply or hire their own equipment (except buoyancy aids, which are provided).
  12. Ghillieing/tuition is available by on a first come, first served basis. This must be booked in advance with the Estate Office and is subject to availability. A half day ghillieing/tuition is approx. 3 hours, full day approx. 6 hours. Please contact the estate office or check our website for current rates. Rates do not include discretionary tips.
  13. Rod, Reel & Line hire is available by on a first come, first served basis. This must be booked in advance with the Estate Office and is subject to availability. Please contact the estate office or check our website for current rates. A rod, reel and line set is for one person and is subject to a fully refundable damage deposit of £100.
  14. Aside from fishermen, others, including rafters and kayakers, enjoy this stretch of river and mutual respect and consideration is expected.
  15. Bookings are confirmed when initial payment is received. Subsequent changes in dates or number or rods are entirely subject to the Estate’s discretion and to availability. Change of dates, if accepted, incur an administration fee. In the event of a cancellation the tenant must advise Logie Estate immediately, whereupon Logie will endeavour to re-let. If a new tenant can be found the deposit will be returned less any expenses incurred for advertising, office costs, etc., and less any shortfalls in discounted list price. Until such time as a vacancy has been re-let the hirer is responsible for making any further payment by the due dates. Failure to do so may mean that the hirer forfeits any refund if the dates are re-let. If it is not possible to re-let, all payments are still payable by the due date(s). It is unlikely that a refund can be made for a late cancellation. Logie Estate recommends that fishermen take out relevant cancellation insurance.
  16. Subletting fishing is only allowed with Logie Estate’s permission.
  17. Logie Estate reserves the right to immediately withdraw fishing without compensation from anyone who breaks these or associated conditions, or flouts normal standards of behaviour or fishing etiquette.