My Place Photography Competition

The Scottish Civic Trust’s My Place Photography Competition is a Scotland-wide built environment photography competition for school age young people (4-18).  It encourages young people to explore the buildings, architecture and archaeology in the places they live, and experiment with using photography as a means of investigation and creative expression.

Each year, entries to the My Place Photography Competition are honoured in an awards ceremony – you can check out the virtual exhibition of the 2023 competition here

The 2024 competition is open for entries from 1st May 2023 – 21st January 2024.

My Place Photography is supported by:

Who can enter?

  • All young people (4-18) in Scotland are eligible to enter.
  • Entries should be made by a group leader / home educator / teacher on behalf of their young people.

The competition is divided into Primary-age, Secondary-age and Young Person’s Choice categories.

Primary-age category and Secondary-age category winners will be selected by a panel of judges. They will also nominate a few entries as either highly commended or commended.  A young person’s judging panel will select a winner of the Young Person’s Choice Award.

I’m a teacher / group leader / home educator, how can my class or group take part?

Participation is free, and the process is simple and straight forward.

To take part in the Scottish Civic Trust’s My Place Photography Competition you must register as a member via this website, and then submit entries on behalf of your young people. Use the competition resources and member registration section on this website to get started.

Once your membership is approved, you can upload images through this website directly to the competition.


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