My Place 2024 open for entries!

The 2024 My Place Awards and My Place Photography Competition are both open for entries!

The My Place Awards celebrate community-led built environment projects that have transformed their locality, as well as the hard work of the people behind those projects.

The My Place Awards have two categories:

  1. Community-led Projects: recognises recent community-led built environment projects that have transformed their locality, including new buildings, historic buildings or monuments that have been reused or refurbished, designed public realm schemes (streetworks, parks) and designed landscapes (gardens, public green spaces).
  2. Community Champions: celebrates individuals in communities across Scotland who have made a significant contribution to their local area through achieving positive change in the built environment, whether through built heritage, public spaces or access to these by communities.

Award winners are celebrated at an award ceremony attended by major stakeholders in the built environment and heritage sectors, as well as representatives from local and national government.

The deadline for entries is 11 February 2024 – learn more about the My Place Awards.

The My Place Photography Competition is a Scotland-wide built environment photography competition for school age young people (4-18).

If you’re a teacher, home educator or leader of a youth group, having your young people participate in the competition encourages them to explore their local area and experiment with using photography as a means of creative expression. The competition also links to multiple experiences and outcomes identified in Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence, and all entries to the competition will be featured in a public exhibition.

The deadline for entries is 1 March 2024 – learn more about the My Place Photography Competition.

Photo: My Place Photography Primary category winner, Imogen Campbell.