The UK's largest maritime photography competition challenges amateur photographers to revive the British tradition of the seaside postcard.rnrnPicture credit: Laurence Cartwright

The UK’s largest maritime photography competition challenges amateur photographers to revive the British tradition of the seaside postcard.

Up for grabs to the winner is a top prize of £2,500 and a trip to the Pulteney [single malt whisky] Distillery in Scotland, plus the chance to have their picture featured in Amateur Photographer and the Sunday Express.

Organisers of the ‘Wish You Were Here’ contest say they are looking for ‘striking snapshots that epitomise Britain’s coastal landscape and our nation’s relationship with the sea’.

A spokesman added: ‘From a classic photograph of a yacht sailing into the sunset, or a surfer catching the perfect wave, to a rugged image of a fisherman coming into shore, they must be high quality, creative images that have a story to tell.’

The closing date is 24 January 2010.

For full terms and conditions of entry visit http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/competitions/6084

Picture credit: Laurence Cartwright

Old Pulteney winner