Photography competition to support local businesses

A new photography competition aims to support local businesses with the winning entry featuring on the new Argyll and Bute gift card design. 

Argyll and Bute Council is looking for iconic landscape images of the area with the winning entrant receiving a £50 Argyll and Bute Gift Card. 

Launched in 2021, the gift card encourages people to support local businesses by shopping local. The card works just like a gift voucher with over 300 independent shops, experiences and services to choose. 

The competition is open from 2 October to 20 October. Enter the competition by uploading your image to

Councillor Alastair Redman, Policy Lead for Economic Growth and Communities:

“Local businesses are the beating heart of our communities and we’re encouraging more people to show support and shop local. From amazing experience days to the best local produce and bespoke gifts, purchasing the Argyll and Bute gift card not only makes a great present but you’re also supporting local jobs. 

We’re looking for a stunning landscape image to feature on the gift card, that really captures what makes Argyll and Bute so special. To be in with a chance of winning a £50 gift card, please upload your images to the website.”

To buy a gift card and for a list of where to spend visit

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