Media and awards


Runner up in the Scottish Botanical category of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2020

Honorable Mention in the International Color Awards 2020

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 this trio of 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 winning shot was announced on BBC news. Click below to read the BBC article.







PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris

Delighted to receive Bronze award in this internationally renowned competition for my Hebridean photographic series











Mono visions 2020



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.






Honorable Mention and Nominee awards in the 12th International Color awards. Click the image below to see both photos.

Luskentyre in aqua

Monochrome Photography Awards 2019

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.


Pleased to have three images shortlisted for Scottish Landscape Photographer of the year 2019 with my image Stormy Fields below highly commended in the Scottish Weather category

Stormy fields - Aberdeenshire
Stormy fields – Aberdeenshire

Commended entry in Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018

Scottish Nature Photography awards 2019 and 2018

2019 Pleased to have three images shortlisted in the 2019 competition.

2018 My shortlisted image Autumn Birch below was the featured front cover image for the 2018 Yearbook.

Autumn birch
Autumn birch

2017 My shortlisted image below was featured in the Scottish Nature Photographer Yearbook.

Murghhestra beach

2014 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

Landscape Photographer of the Year

2019 Three images shortlisted for the 2019 competition including Pale Pyes below.

2018 One image shortlisted for the 2018 Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.

2015 One image, Incoming tide at Aird near Torrisdale  commended and featured in the  Landscape Photographer of the Year book 2015 and displayed as part of the Take a View exhibition

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

Black and White Spider Awards

2019 14th Annual edition -Honourable mention in the category Fashion  and nominee in the categories People and Silhouette. Click the image below to see the awarded photos.









Honourable mention in the Neutral Density Awards 2019

neutral density

The Societies Competition

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






My image Summer Fun At Lossiemouth was featured in The Guardian Witness’  July 2015  Best Summer Shot.

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

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

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View my shortlisted entry to The Guardian’s travel photo competition on the theme of Colour

Guardian travel competition - colour







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


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

April 2020 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.


Regular contributor of articles and images to Lemag magazine


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


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

Ruth Grindrod feature July 2017


Readers’ photos on the theme of green.

See my photo by clicking on the picture below.


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


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The August 2015 edition of Suffolk and Norfolk Life featured a four page article about my work.

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EADT Suffolk

Thwo photo essays , the first focusing on Suffolk and the second f on Flatford, Essex.  Click each image below to read the articles.

Suffolk Magazine January 16
Suffolk Life March edition


Click here to see my photo of Shingle Street  which was featured on the ITV Anglia website and on the ITV news on the 19th December.

screenshot of Anglian weather page

Landscape Photography Magazine

Two of my images featured in Landscape Photography magazine.

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