Johnston Carmichael launches photo competition in the North of Scotland


Scott Jeffrey

Scott Jeffrey

Audit Partner

04 September 2019


    Johnston Carmichael, Scotland’s largest independent accountancy and business advisory firm, has launched a brand-new photography competition for budding photographers across Moray and the Highlands.

    The “Capture the Moment” photography competition was launched to celebrate the firm’s long-established relationship across the regions.  

    The business was founded in Moray more than 80 years ago and its current Elgin office marks its 25th anniversary this year. Its Inverness office, which has been operating for several decades, is also celebrating an anniversary after moving into its existing premises 10 years ago.

    Photographers with a creative flair are being asked to capture and interpret the essence of one of the firm’s key sectors, including Agriculture, Food & Drink, Hospitality & Tourism and Construction. Winners in each of the categories will receive a £250 cash prize and will have their work proudly displayed in the Johnston Carmichael offices.

    Whether you’re an amateur or professional, the competition is open to everyone and photographs taken by a camera or smartphone will be accepted.

    Johnston Carmichael’s history is rooted deep in Moray and the Highlands, and both regions have played an important part in the growth of our business.

    Scott Jeffrey

    Audit Partner

    An expert judging panel including local photographers, journalists and artists, as well as Grenville Johnston, the Lord Lieutenant of Moray, and grandson of Bill Johnston, a co-founder of Johnston Carmichael, will assess entries based on their creativity and technical skills.

    Scott Jeffrey, Audit Partner for Johnston Carmichael said: “Johnston Carmichael’s history is rooted deep in Moray and the Highlands, and both regions have played an important part in the growth of our business.  

    “It’s an exciting opportunity to celebrate that relationship by asking our local communities to be part of this photography competition and to highlight the varied sectors we work across.”

    Lenny Smith, photography lecturer at the University of the Highlands and Islands and expert judge, said: “The Scottish Highlands have a great reputation for producing amazing and world-renowned artistic talent and this competition will provide a great opportunity for up and coming photographers of all ages to hone their skills and celebrate the diversity of the region.”

    How to enter:

    Ready to take part? Find out more by visiting our Capture the Moment competition page.