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My Place Photography

The Scottish Civic Trust My Place Photography Competition (formerly PhotoArch) is a built environment photographic project run by the Scottish Civic Trust for primary and secondary school-aged children throughout Scotland. 

It provides young people with the opportunity to express their thoughts, experiences and perspectives on the heritage, buildings and archaeology around them.

All entries are placed in an online gallery and displayed in a public exhibition. 

Two winners are selected by a panel of judges and these will go on to represent Scotland in a worldwide online exhibition and catalogue.

Across the world, thousands of children and young adults take part in the International Heritage Photographic Experience, supported by the Council of Europe as part of  European Heritage Days.  This is Scotland's contribution to the initiative.

The project is supported by Historic Environmnent Scotland and is sponsored by Jessops.

The My Place Photography Learning Project is a built environment project for young people of school age.

The project was funded for two years by the Heritage Lottery Fund with support from Historic Scotland.

Developed in association with the My Place Photography Competition, the learning project ran from 2013-15 and focused on providing opportunities for young people to gain a better knowledge of their local buildings, places and spaces.

 

Aimed at encouraging young people to explore their built environments in a creative way using photography.

The My Place Photography Learning Project is a built environment project for young people of school age. This section contains resources for learning and galleries of projects.

All of the notes, hints and tips you will need to take part in the competition, from registering as a new member to making the perfect image.

A range of learning resources including activity guides, guidance documents and films.

Are you a teacher or group leader? Use the membership registration section to sign up and begin taking part.