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Shoot your own venison

Win an outing, stalking roe deer in the Scottish lowlands

And two superb venison cookery books for the winner and four runners-up

Scottish Venison Day takes place this year on Monday 4 September.

In celebration, the Scottish Venison Partnership is encouraging you to photograph your food – as long as it’s venison – and send in pictures of either your home-prepared venison dishes, or a venison dish that you have been served in a restaurant or at an event.

The winning photograph, as determined by our panel of judges, will be featured on the Scottish Venison website with your credit. In return we are offering a camera shoot or rifle stalk with a top Ayrshire-based stalker as the prize to be taken before 4 September 2018 plus copies of Nichola Fletcher’s book Ultimate Venison Cookery and Maxine Clark’s book 7 days in Scotland - Roe Deer and Recipes.

Four runners-up will also each receive copies of these fabulous books.

In addition to sending your food photos, you can post your pictures on the Scottish Venison twitter and facebook pages – or allow us to do this. All entries must however be submitted by email to qualify for the competition.

Please keep photos to under 1MB when emailing them. Also, do let us know what the venison dish is, who prepared it, be sure to provide a credit for the restaurant where appropriate - and possibly the main ingredients too. All entries must be received on or before midnight on Friday 29 December 2017.

That’s all. Good luck!

Entries should be sent to the Scottish Venison Partnership: mail@scottish-venison.info

Abbreviated rules

•    All entrants must be aged 18 or over.

•    All photographs must be of food only. No people should feature in any entry submitted.

•    All entries should be submitted by email to mail@scottish-venison.info

•    The winner and runners-up will be notified by email.

•    The outing with the stalker for a camera shoot or stalk is the sole first prize and must be taken at a mutually convenient date before 4 September 2018.

•    The winner will also receive copies of both books as specified. Four runners-up will also receive copies of both books.

•    There are no cash alternatives to the prizes.

•    By submitting images to this competition, entrants are deemed to have granted the Scottish Venison Partnership (SVP) permission to post these and accompanying information on its website and social media accounts, including twitter, Facebook etc without limit of time.

Contest prize and terms – Shoot your own Venison

•    Entrants must be aged 18 or over.

•    All photographs must be of food only. No people should feature in any entry submitted.

•    All entries should be made by email to mail@scottish-venison.info

•    Winner and runners-up will be notified by email.

PRIZES: There is one first prize. This comprises a morning or evening stalk with a qualified lowland stalker/deer manager. This must be taken at a mutually convenient date before 4 September 2018. The winner will also receive a copy of both Nichola Fletcher’s book Ultimate Venison Cookery and Maxine Clark’s book 7 days in Scotland - Roe Deer and Recipes.

The four runners-up will receive the two books as prizes.

No cash alternative is offered. No travel and/or accommodation costs are included in the first prize.

The decision of the judges is final.

ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be aged over 18. All photos entered must have been taken in the UK. The prize is only available in Scotland at a location specified by the Scottish Venison Partnership (SVP).

COPYRIGHT: Entrants must be sole authors and owners of the copyright of all pictures submitted. Entrants will retain copyright in the photographs that they submit to the competition. By entering the competition all entrants automatically grant SVP the right to publish their photographs on its website www.scottish-venison.info and on social media.  No fees will be payable for such use.

CREDIT: While SVP will make every effort to credit photographers, including in printed reproductions of their work, SVP cannot guarantee that every use will include the photographer’s name.

RETOUCHING: Entrants may enter images that have had blemishes removed or have been digitally enhanced for the sake of composition, including cropping.

LEGALITY: All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party (such as a restaurant where the photograph was taken). Entrants must not have breached any laws or permissions when taking their photographs.

USAGE RIGHTS: Entrants grant SVP the rights to publish and exhibit their photographs in print, on respective websites or in any other media.

WINNER PUBLICITY: The winning entrant must agree to take part in post-competition publicity.

EXCLUSION OF ENTRIES: By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules. SVP reserves the right to exclude any entry from the competition at any time, and in its absolute discretion, if it has reason to believe that an entrant has breached these rules.

CANCELLATION: SVP reserves the right to cancel this competition or alter any of the rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.