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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 is open to enter from end of June 2018.  The closing date for submissions is Thursday 31st January 2019. 

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 2019 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.

Category winners will be selected by a panel of judges. They will also nominate a few entries as either highly commended or commended.

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 you should register as a member via this website and submit entries on behalf of young people. Use the member registration 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:

Please sign up to the My Place Photography e-bulletin to be sure to get all the most up to date news and information for the competition.  Sign up on the right.

The competition will be open for entries from June 2018 to January 2019.

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