The Scottish Civic Trust's My Place Photography Competition is a
Scotland-wide heritage photographic project for school age young
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.
well done to Amy, Anna, and Nicholas. And to all
the commended and highly commended award winners.
Please visit the Lighthouse to see
exhibition which runs from 20th March to 15th April
Wildlife by Amy Lieberman (17)
"I was so surprised and delighted for my picture to be chosen.
It was a great experience working towards this project, the class
have found it to be a creative and exciting project. This award
gives me confidence to keep following my passion for photography
and convinces me that I can do it!"
Urban by Eoin Graham (17)
Swish by Catherine McCormack (17)
Doorway of the Past by Julie-Anne Ogilvie (16)
Building Reflection by Laura Hood (17)
Mount Florida Primary School, Glasgow - Perfect Sunlit Church by
Anna Skrzypek (9)
I was excited to enter the My Place photo competition. Our
teacher took us to places near our school. I took lots of pictures
in different angles before I decided. I chose this photo because I
liked the lighting, the angle and the shapes.
Follow the Rainbow Road by Robyn Neil (11)
Caprington in the Mist by Laura Mitchell (11)
Grate View by Lucas Gray (8)
Right on Time by Brooke McDonald (11)
Young Persons Choice #YOYP2018
Isolation by Nicholas Waterson-Boyd (17)
I just really like this picture, the use of the urban
surroundings and the idea of being completely surrounded by people,
yet so alone, really captures my imagination. The clouds are
so moody and it definitely adds something. The composition is
incredible - the sky and snow almost make the urban area look like
a line, the bustling city amongst silence.- Ciara Spalding,
Year of Young People Ambassador
This photograph encapsulates the intimacy between the individual
and his urban heritage. The paradox of solitude and
collectiveness is poignant and highlights the social aspects of
intense urbanisation. The photo beautifully blends the lurid
colours of the built environment with the natural colour of the
snow and skyline. - Glenn Mills, Scotland's Urban Past
I chose this because the picture was in focus, it felt like the
city goes on for ever and the snow really made it feel like he was
somewhere different from everything he was looking at,
alone. - Matthew Campbell, Primary Winner 2017
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
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
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.