Media and awards

Overall Winner of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards – Ruth Grindrod 2019

I am delighted to have been awarded overall winner of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards as well as winner of the Sea and Coast category with my photograph Three Rocks. Three Rocks was taken on an extremely windy day at the Butt of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Rather than shoot the lighthouse, I chose the formation of these three rocks from a slightly elevated position to capture their shape and form as well as the churning seas. The conditions were tough but persistence paid off with this final capture. To mark the 10th anniversary of the Awards, the winner of the inaugural 2010 title, wildlife photographer Ron McCombe, joined photographer and writer Jamie Grant and photographer and organiser Niall Irvine on the judging panel.

Niall said: “Ruth’s image has beautifully captured the drama and power of the sea. The light, composition and depth of detail in the image is remarkable, particularly the movement caught in the water. I’m delighted that Three Rocks is our overall winner.”

Click on the image below to see the photo in full in my Isle of Lewis gallery.

The exhibition that never was!

Sadly, the Coronavirus crisis meant the cancellation of this joint exhibition with painter Caroline Evans. However, it was nice to see this article about it in the April edition of Suffolk Norfolk Life magazine.



Pleased to have two photos nominated in the 13th Color Awards. Click on the image to go to the awards gallery and scroll down to see my photos.



Delighted to have received an honorable mention in the landscape category of the 2019 monochrome awards with this photograph below . Click here to see all the winners and scroll down to find my image.


National Competitions

Very pleased this year to have three images shortlisted for Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year and three images for Scottish Nature Photography awards.


Spider Awards

I am delighted to find that two of my images were in the nominations in the 2018 Black and White spider awards. Categories Silhouette and Nature . Click here to go to the award site and then click on amateur for silhouette and nature categories to find my images.









Shortlisted for Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018

Click on the image below to read my article in Landscape Photography magazine about my exhibition Elemental

Read my latest article contained in ‘On Landscape’ by clicking on the image below


I was pleased to be shortlisted for the Sea and Coast section of this renowned competition. My image will be in the latest publication of the book, out later this year.

Click the link below to view the image.


Click on the image to read the feature about Ruth’s photography in the July issue of Eastern Daily Press Norfolk magazine 2017.

Ruth Grindrod feature July 2017











Ruth was awarded second place in The Societies ‘Places that Inspire’ Photography Competition. Click on the image below to see the photograph.








Latest feature in Suffolk Norfolk life Magazine March 2017 edition on NE Norfolk












The Guardian readers’ photos on the theme of green.

See Ruth’s photo by clicking on the picture below.






2nd place in the sea and coast Scottish nature photography awards
Various shortlisted and published photos in Scottish Nature photography awards
Published work in The Guardian newspaper and Magazines

Winner! Best of England’s East Anglia Landscape Photography Competition

Ruth’s photo was selected as the winning entry in the Best of England’s East Anglia Landscape Photography Competition.


Ruth’s image Incoming Tide Aird Near Torrisdale has been commended by the judges and has won a place in the Awards book and at the London exhibition.

Incoming tide at Aird near Torrisdale
Incoming tide at Aird near Torrisdale

The Sunday Times Magazine will be the first to show their selection from all the successful images on 18th October, followed by a feature in Amateur Photographer (Cover date: 7th November). A full list of winners will be added to the Take A View website in the week commencing 19/10. The book – Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 9 – is published on October 19th.

Read Ruth’s article about Norfolk in this month’s edition of Suffolk Norfolk Life

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Second Photo Essay

A second phot essay focusing on Flatford, Essex is published in the March edition of Suffolk Life magazine. Click on the image below to see the article starting p44.

Suffolk Life March edition









Photo Essay

Ruth’s photos will be published in a series of photo features every other month beginning January 2016 in the EADT Suffolk magazine. Click on the image below to read the article.

Suffolk Magazine January 16









Ruth’s photo of Shingle Street was featured on the ITV Anglia website and on the ITV news on the 19th December.

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ITV Anglian Weather web page with Ruth’s photo of Shingle Street, Suffolk

View Ruth’s shortlisted entry to The Guardian’s travel photo competiotion on the theme of Colour

Guardian travel competition - colour
Guardian travel competition – colour

The August 2015 edition of Suffolk and Norfolk Life features a four page article about Ruth’s work. (Click image to view the August edition – page 11 onwards)

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I was awarded 2nd place in the Sea and Coast category in the Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2014, and shortlisted for the Natural Abstract Category also. I was previously shortlisted for the Scottish Nature Photography awards in 2012, Landscape section.

Runner SEA&COAST 300dpi

Ruth’s image Summer Fun At Lossiemouth was featured in The Guardian Witness’  July 2015  Best Summer Shot.
(Click image to visit The Guardian website)

Summer Fun At Lossiemouth featured in The Guardian Witness' July 2015 Best Summer Shot
Summer Fun At Lossiemouth featured in The Guardian’s July 2015 Best Summer Shot

Ruth was runner-up in The Guardian’s June 2015 Readers’ travel photography competition with her Buttermere Beauty image. (Click image to visit The Guardian website)

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Readers’ travel photography competition winners: June – symmetry

Ruth was a finalist in a Norfolk photographic competition with this shot. Click on the image to see the finalists’ entries.

Redgrave fen winter sun








Ruth has had two of her images featured in Landscape Photography magazine. (Click image to visit Landscape Photography magazine)

September Dawn, Lossiemouth, Scotland
Salt Flats, Kyle Of Tongue, Sutherland, Scotland