My Place Photography 2024 winners announced

Hundreds of young people aged 4-18 have participated in a Scotland-wide photography competition to document and celebrate their places, spaces and stories.

The Scottish Civic Trust My Place Photography Competition is an annual competition that encourages young people to use photography to explore the buildings, architecture and archaeology in the places they live. The competition is supported by Jessops, and the theme for the 2024 competition is My Community.

The winning and commended entries were announced on 13 March at The Trades Hall in Glasgow City Centre. 

Sydney Vipurs from Gigha Primary School, Argyll and Bute won the Primary-age category for their photograph ‘Gigha Past & Present’.

Hannah Smith from 34th Dundee Girl Guides won the Secondary-age category for their photograph ‘Winter Wonderland’.

Phoebe Grigor, Photographer and member of the My Place Photography Competition 2024 judging panel, said: “This year’s My Place Photography Competition has offered a valuable snapshot of life across Scotland. For young people more accustomed to taking selfies, it is very revealing to see their gaze turned outwards, capturing their environments as experienced all the way from the Highlands and Islands to the Lowlands. Paying attention to the spaces that we share has the potential to increase engagement and maybe even inspire a more profound sense of community.”

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