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Myplace: Edinburgh Photography Contest

23 June 2016

Calling all budding photographers! To mark Scotland's Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016, Edinburgh Collected are asking for you to add your favourite Edinburgh place to their community archive.

From your most loved building to green space, upload your photograph to the Myplace: Edinburgh competition scrapbook and say why its's special to you for the chance to win one of three top prizes which will be chosen by a panel of judges. The prizes, which have been kindly donated by the Festival of Architecture 2016, are £200 for first prize, £100 for second prize and £50 for third prize. The competition ends on 10th July 2016.

The competition coincides with the launch of the Festival of Architecture's Pop-Up Cities Expo on The Mound which features five unique pavillions from Bergen, Edinburgh, Dundee, Rotterdam and Vilnius. Visit Edinburgh’s Pavilion to experience a unique ‘Window onto Edinburgh’ and be inspired for your MyPlace: Edinburgh photos.  A selection of the entries will be on show with the exhibition of books and images inside. 

Here is a selection of just some of the Myplace: Edinburgh entries submitted so far:

Sunrise on Arthur's Seat by Emily Ingram

Emily Ingram Myplaceediburgh Arthurs Seat 500

Emily says: "This photo was taken at nine days after I arrived in Edinburgh. Arthur's Seat is such a peaceful place, and always makes me feel as though I made the right choice when I decided to move to Scotland!"

Cherry Blossom Tunnel by Graham Paton

Graham Meadows Cherry Blossom 500

Graham says: "All throughout the year The Meadows never fail to impress. They're always changing."

Calton Hill Sunset by Helga Baars

Roheryn Myplaceediburgh Calton Hill 500

Helga says: "After a long day of touring around Scotland in a bus, I was very tired. But the weather was awesome and I returned to High Street just in time to run up on Calton Hill and see the amazing view of sunset over the city. After seeing a lot of beautiful views during the day, at this point I realised: I love Scotland, but I love Edinburgh the most."

Where Sky Meets the Sea by Anna Baran

Anyuta Crammond Myplaceedinburgh 500

Anna says: "Cramond's stunning landscape takes me back to the Black Sea and Ivan Trush's lyrical landscapes paintings."

For further details on how to submit your photos to the MyPlace: Edinburgh competition and terms and condititions visit the Edinburgh City Libraries website