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About Competition

The Scottish Civic Trust's My Place Photography Competition is a heritage photographic competition for young people of school age in Scotland.

The Competition opened October 2017.  The closing date for submissions is 31 January 2018. 

What is the My Place Photography Competition?

It is aimed at encouraging young people to explore their built environments in a creative way using photography as means of investigation and creative expression.

The My Place Photography Competition forms part of Scotland's contribution to the International Heritage Photographic Experience supported by the Council of Europe as part of Our Common Heritage initiative.

The project is supported by Historic Environment Scotland.   

We are really pleased that in 2018 the project is again sponsored by Jessops, who actively support the competition through promotion and prizes.

Who can enter?

  • All young people of school age (4-18) in Scotland are eligible to enter.
  • Entrants should be of either primary school age or secondary school age.
  • Entries should be made by a group leader or teacher on behalf of their students.

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

Two winners will be selected by a panel of judges. 

I'm a teacher / youth group leader, how can my class or group take part?

Participation is free, simple and straight forward.

To take part in the Scottish Civic Trust's My Place Photography Competition teachers should register as a member via this website and submit entries on behalf of pupils. Use the member registation option on the left to get started. 

Once approved, you can upload images directly to the competition.

How to enter: register and submit photographs.

You will find the following guidelines in our Competition Resources page:

You should also sign up to the My Place Photography e-bulletin.  Sign up on the right.

The competition will be open for entries from October 2017 to January 2018.

Who took part in 2017?

  • Over 500 young people 
  • 24 schools - primary and secondary participated
  • 14 local authority areas 

For more information or help contact

Nicola Godsal, Project Officer at