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You don’t take a photograph, you make it. Ansel Adams

Access a range of learning resources to support secondary and primary pupils learn about thier local built environment through photography.

My Place Photography Competition

The Scottish Civic Trust's My Place Photography Competition is a Scotland-wide heritage photographic project for school age young people (4-18).

It encourages children to look at their heritage in the places they live, and through the medium of photography, develop an understanding of the things around them.

2018 Competition results will be announced on Tuesday 20th March 2018 at an awards ceremony at The Lighthouse in Glasgow. 

An accompanying exhibition will run from 20th March to 15th April (inclusive)

All entries to the My Place Photography Competition must be submitted by a group leader or teacher on behalf of young people; individual entries cannot be accepted.  

Sign up now to become a member HERE   and participate in the competition this year.

If you registered previously we will already have your details so you can enter your students' work on their behalf.  


View, download and begin using our learning resources aimed at making the built environment and photography more accessible to young people and teachers HERE

The project is supported by Historic Environment Scotland.

The project is sponsored by Jessops who actively support the competition through promotion and prizes.

My Place Photography Competition forms part of the International Heritage Photographic Experience, supported by the Council of Europe as part of Our Common Heritage initiative.


For more information or help contact

Nicola Godsal, Project Officer at 

Sponsorship for My Place Photography Competition

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The Year of Young people logo

In recognition of the Year of Young People 2018 we are running an additional prize category this year, Young Person's Choice. The judging panel is made up of Young People, including the winners of Primary and Secondary MPPC categories in 2017.