World Photograph Day on Wednesday, 19th August is an annual worldwide celebration of art, craft, science and the history of photography.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will be taking part by hosting a competition for photographs of the Western Isles.  These photographs can represent a range of different areas, such as landscape, daily life in the Islands, tradition and culture, history, crofting, fishing, the people of the Western Isles and so on. 

During the course of the day, the Comhairle will post entries on their pages and displays on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

A Comhairle spokesperson said, “This is a great opportunity to showcase talent in our islands and to take a day to appreciate the Islands we live in. 

"There will be 10 photographs chosen and these will be printed and displayed in Comhairle buildings for years to come.  After a judging panel has viewed all of the entries, the 10 winners will be announced on Facebook on Friday 21st August. 

"Please join us by sending in your photos and using the hashtags #WorldPhotographDay and #WorldPhotographDayWesternIsles.”

Entries can be submitted via Facebook private message or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..