Islay Book Festival Photography Competition: Spirit of Islay

We’re really looking forward to welcoming Jura-based photographer, Konrad Borkowski, to Islay on Saturday 30th September and to get us in the mood we thought we’d run a wee photography competition!

Konrad’s book, Whisky Island, features a range of photographs that capture the working spirit of Islay’s distilleries throughout the seasons, but there’s more to Islay than whisky. It’s time to get out and about and discover what the Spirit of Islay means to you for your chance to win a Konrad Borkowski print, as well as a bottle of something smoky (under-18s will get the value of a bottle in book tokens)!


To enter, simply share your Spirit of Islay photographs with us on Facebook and Instagram by tagging #IBFspiritofislay. (Don’t forget to make your photos public for your entry to count!)

Not so keen on social media? Don’t worry. You can also enter by emailing us at using 'IBF Spirit of Islay' as your subject line.

So go get snapping! We're really looking forward to seeing your photos!


Terms and Conditions:

+ All entries must be submitted on before 1st September 2017.

+ There’s no limit to the number of photographs you can enter, and no entry charge.

+ A longlist selection of entries will be displayed on our website for the duration of the competition and opened up to public voting.

+ Entries will then be shortlisted by the Islay Book Festival committee based on the number of 'likes' that each photograph has received. The winner will be chosen by Konrad, and announced at Konrad's book festival session on 30/09/2017.

+ The prize of a signed print of one of Konrad's photographs is non-exchangeable.

+ By entering the competition you are giving Islay Book Festival permission to use your photograph(s) on our website, prints, advertisements and any displays at the festival itself.

+ All photographs must be your own work or the work of the person on whose behalf it has been submitted with their permission.

+ Proof of age may be requested before we hand over the booze.