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The Sponsors 2020

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our generous sponsors for the 2020 competition.

The aim at Giclée UK is simple: to provide the best Fine Art prints at the most favourable prices. Recent clients have included the National Galleries of Scotland, the Demarco European Art Foundation and individual artists too numerous to mention.


Hilltrek Outdoor Clothing is a small team who design and make outdoor clothes for use in the mountains, the glens, the woodlands and on the riverbanks. The Cairngorms National Park is our testing ground....and our playground too. We share a passion for the outdoors, whatever our particular sport. We work closely with outdoor professionals - to hear their stories, share their experiences of using outdoor clothing in all weathers. We believe in listening and creating; adapting our designs and developing new garments to meet the challenges our customers face of living, working and playing in outdoor environments all year round.

Our story started over 35 years ago when our unique garments quickly spread to the outdoor community in the North East of Scotland. Today with our expertise in Ventile Cotton Clothing and customisable products, we export to over 30 countries around the world. Our products are designed and manufactured in our workshop in Aboyne in Deeside on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park and are used from the polar regions to high mountains.

We deliver digitisation, photography and design services for the heritage, business and creative sectors. Partners Niall Irvine and Jacqueline Irvine have considerable expertise in the fields of digitisation, photography, design, image management and project management. We have seen many changes in these fields and in technologies. This depth of knowledge lets us find creative ways to help our clients who range from individuals to public sector organisations.

Our focus is on quality of service and a personal, facilitative approach to your project.

We are also the organisers of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards.

Photech Print & Frame have been providing high quality photographic printing services and professional canvas printing since 1989.

The team at Photech produce the Scottish Nature Photography Awards exhibition prints.

rowantree hotel

A family run hotel with delightful locally sourced food run by the Cassidy family and their small friendly team. The Cassidy family moved to Aviemore to enjoy the local scenery, nature and great outdoors and are on hand to give local tips and impart their favourite walks, historical sites and local information. The Cassidys are keen outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy skiing, mountain biking, hiking, nature and all the amazing natural local offerings that the Cairngorms National Park has to offer.

We are in a delightful rural location overlooking Loch Alvie, which is only a short walk away. The hotel is a great base for exploring the surrounding area and the popular destination of Aviemore is a 3 mile drive north, in the heart of the scenically stunning Cairngorms National Park.