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Scottish National Photography Centre

PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT - OCTOBER 2004

To mark the formal opening of the Scottish Parliament on 9 October 2004, the Scottish National Photography Centre (SNPC) and its Founding Sponsor Sony UK Ltd. have announced three photographic competitions:

 

1.

Civic Attendees

Around 350 of the civic attendees will be given disposable cameras to record images of the ceremony and opening day.  The photographs will be entered into a competition.

The competition will be judged by a panel including George Reid MSP, Sir Sean Connery,SNPC¹s Patron, a national newspaper picture editor and a representative of Sony UK Ltd.

The winner of the best picture will receive a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P100 digital camera.

 

2.

Professional Photographers

The best picture taken by a professional photographer will win a £1000 cash prize.

 

 

3.

Enthusiasts and Students

The best picture taken by an enthusiast or student will  photographer will win a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828 camera.

Entries (maximum of 5 per entrant) to be submitted  by 18 October as digital files (e-mail or CD) or prints (not inkjet).  They should be sent to:

Photo Competition (Student/Enthusiast)

The Scottish National Photographic Centre

New Parliament House

5-7 Regent Road

Edinbrugh EH7 5BL

e-mail:  student@snpc.org.uk

For rules and conditions, see:  www.snpc.org.uk/holyroodrules

4.

Advice

Photographs must be taken between midnight on 8 October and midnight on 9 October 2004 and must be relevant to the opening day of the new Scottish Parliament building.  They need not be of the opening ceremony itself.

The organisers say that the judging panel will be looking for "images that capture an iconic and lasting impression of the opening of Parliament, whether human, architectural or abstract".

5.

Results

The competition winners were announced in January 2005.  Three of the winning photos were featured in the Edinburgh Evening News
 
[29 January 2005, p.3]. 

They also appear on the SNPC web site news page.

The winners of the competition will be announced in November 2004. 

6.

Exhibition

The best 100 images will be displayed in the public foyer of the new Parliament in early 2005. 

The Edinburgh Evening News article  [29 January 2005, p.3]  reported that a selection of photographs entered in the exhibition would be on display in the Scottish Parliament until 9 February 2005. 

However, the start of this exhibition has been postponed until "around April 2005"  - then postponed again.  Was the exhibition ever held?  I could discover nothing about it in Spring and Summer 2005.

The best images will form part of the Scottish National Photographic Archive.

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

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