Summer Fair Photo Competition – Deadline Extended!

Edinburgh is a multicultural city. Can you find a place, event or object in Edinburgh that connects Edinburgh to the culture, history or place in your chosen country? Here is a chance for you to show how multicultural our great city is and win a family pass for an open bus tour around Edinburgh.

Take a picture of an event, place, people or object in Edinburgh that has a connection to the culture, history, place or tradition in your chosen country, give it a caption of maximum one sentence and send it to the along with your name, class and contact info (phone number or email address).  Please see attached for the full details of the rules for this competition. Go grab your camera or phone as the event closes at noon on Friday 3 June 2016.

Rules for the Sciennes Summer fair’s Photography competition:

  1. The subject for the Sciennes summer fair Photographic Competition 2016 is ‘Connection to Edinburgh from your culture or country’. The theme is open to individual interpretation but entries must show some sort of connection to Edinburgh such as history, culture, tradition or festival from a choice of your chosen country. Photographs of animals in captivity (such as zoos/safari parks) and family pets are not eligible. Entries can be an old or new photograph, taken in Edinburgh or your chosen country.
  2. Entrants can submit only one photo in colour or black and white. Please submit electronic images to with a caption of maximum one sentence explaining the connection. Please also separately include where the photograph was taken, your name, class and contact info (email, phone number etc).
  3. Images may be digitally enhanced to remove spots or scratches, but not manipulated. Entrants can enhance the picture to make it brighter, clearer etc, but not manipulate the content. Judges reserve the right to exclude any image they believe may have been excessively treated so as to alter its authenticity.
  4. The competition is open to all children aged between 4 and 12 years. Parents and older sibling can help but cannot actually take the photographs.
  5. Each entry should be marked with name, class, contact telephone number or email address and where the photo was taken so we can contact you if you win.
  6. The competition closes at midnight on Friday 27 May 2016. After that any entries will not be accepted.
  7. All entries will be judged by judges. The judges will select a shortlist of 3 photographs as the ‘Finalists’ which, in their opinion, best illustrate the theme of the competition. The three finalists will be chosen in each of the age groups of P1 & P2, P3 & P4 and P5-P7 respectively. They will consider a range of factors including composition, technical ability, originality, interpretation of the theme and the appeal of the photographs.
  8. These photographs will be displayed on the school board outside the school hall on the day of the summer fair (June 4th 2016). Viewers will be invited to vote for one Finalist they like the best for each age group on the day of the summer fair. Those winners will receive a prize as stated. If the viewers’ vote results in a tie, the judges shall have the casting vote. The judges’ decisions will be final and no correspondence can be entered into.
  9. Winners in each age group will receive a prize of a family pass for an open bus tour around Edinburgh.
  10. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrants must be the sole owner of copyright in all photographs entered. Further, entrants must not have breached any laws when taking their photographs.


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