Nine artists are in the running for the £25,000 top prize offered by the Jolomo Bank of Scotland Awards. A further £10,000 is divided among runners-up.
Founded by Argyll artist John Lowrie Morrison, the awards recognise the best in Scottish landscape painting.
Entrant Hyojun Hyun, 29, said his work aims to capture the changeable weather in his home city of Glasgow, while Amy Dennis, 35, from Edinburgh, paints seascapes using raw pigment bound with egg yolk.
Philip MacEachan, 62, from Tore in Ross-shire, explores the history of the Highland Clearances in his art after taking early retirement from the banking industry.
Others in the running are Catharine Davison, 42, and Ruth Nicol, 46, from Edinburgh, Dawnne McGeachy, 43, and David McGill, 26, from Glasgow, Anne Rae, 53, from Jedburgh, and Jonathan Shearer, 42, from Alness in Ross-shire.
They were chosen from 86 entrants, the highest number the awards have received since they were established in 2006.
Winners will be announced at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum on June 19.