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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 winners of the 2017 competition were announced on Thursday 23 March at a special ceremony in The Lighthouse, Glasgow. 

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.   

In 2017 the project is sponsored by Jessops; they actively support the competition  through promotion and  supplying prizes.

Who can enter?

  • All young people of school age 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, 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:

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

The competition will be open for entries from September 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