Edinburgh Council launch photography competition

Eunice 15 Curriemuirend Park Sign

The City of Edinburgh Council is calling on Edinburgh’s budding photographers to capture our floral meadows in bloom for the chance to win some great prizes.

To celebrate Edinburgh Living Landscape, they are looking for images that show off the city’s natural beauty. The Living Landscape programme encourages local flora and fauna by creating floral meadows and allowing natural grasslands to thrive in sites across the city.

There are 69 floral meadows and 80 relaxed grass areas throughout the capital and they can be found on the Living Landscape interactive map. The closest of these areas to Wester Hailes is Curriemuirend Park, along the Canal and Hailesland Road and at Sighthill Primary in the Calders.

To take part, entrants are asked to submit a photo of one of Edinburgh’s Living Landscapes and the finalists’ images will be posted on the Edinburgh Outdoors Facebook page for a public vote to select the winner.

A winner will be chosen from the finalists along with two runners up, who will receive prizes including fun days out, concert tickets and a year’s membership of the Scottish Wildlife Trust. All 12 finalists will also be invited to a professional photography workshop run by Katrina Martin Photography.

The closing date is Friday 11 September 2015 at 6.00pm and people will be able to vote for their favourite image between the 16 and 23 September on the Edinburgh Outdoors Facebook page.

Prizes have been kindly donated by Edinburgh Leisure, the Scottish Wildlife Trust, the Usher Hall and the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. Details about the prizes can be found here, along with full terms and conditions of the competition.

Good luck!

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