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Orkney’s Ruby Ionides Wins My Place Photography Award

White Wood Window and Reflections by Ruby Ionides

Ruby Ionides from North Walls Community School, Orkney won the Primary-age category for their photograph ‘White Wood Window and Reflections’ in the Scottish Civic Trusts My Place Photography Competition.

The My Place Photography Competition encourages young people aged 4-18 to use photography to explore the buildings, architecture and archaeology in the places they live. The theme of the 2022 competition was My Place, My Space, My Story.

Louise Mcintyre from Kilsyth Academy, North Lanarkshire won the Secondary-age category for their photograph ‘Street View’.

Billy Halliday from Gargieston Primary, East Ayrshire won the Young Persons’ Choice Award for their photograph ‘Seaside Sunset’.

An exhibition featuring all entries to the 2022 Awards and Photography Competition is on display through 1 June at Glasgow’s South Block. You can also view all the My Place Photography entries by exploring our virtual gallery, and learn more about the My Place Awards shortlisted projects by viewing our virtual leaflet.

2023 entries are now open! Learn more on our My Place Awards and My Place Photography pages.

Aneel Singh Bhopal, member of the My Place Photography Competition 2022 judging panel and Development Officer at West of Scotland Regional Equality Council, said:

“The photographs submitted were of tremendous quality and the thoughtfulness and empathy on display left me feeling hopeful that the younger generation possess a level of social conscience and awareness that can only bode well for all our futures.”

“My hope is that the competition encourages any budding photographers or artists to pursue this type of work as a profession or hobby and help to make Scotland and the world a better place for us all.”

My Place Photography is supported by Historic Environment Scotland and Jessops and is free to enter. It is open to schools, youth groups, clubs and home-educated young people. To learn more about how to enter the 2023 My Place Photography Competition, visit myplacescotland.org.uk.

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