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Civic Trust My Place Awards, Scotland: Scottish Architecture Prize Winners + Exhibition

4 Nov 2016

Scottish Civic Trust Annual Conference

Scottish Civic Trust Annual Conference, 15th November, Celebrating Civic Pride

The next Scottish Civic Trust annual conference will showcase and celebrate the work of local civic trusts, amenity societies and heritage volunteers. The people that make up these groups work tirelessly to promote and protect local heritage, places and spaces. The conference will provide them with a platform to show what they have achieved, explain why they do it and set out the challenges and difficulties they face.

Along with local groups affiliated to the Scottish Civic Trust the conference will feature representatives from voluntary organisations and practitioners behind some of the projects recognised in the annual Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards and Scottish Heritage Angel Awards.

Supported by:
Historic Environment Scotland
Scottish Government

John Pelan
Director, The Scottish Civic Trust
The Tobacco Merchants House
42 Miller Street, Glasgow G1 1DT
Tel: 0141 221 1466
Mob: 07808 843129
@johnpelan

Celebrating Civic Pride – Scottish Civic Trust Annual Conference
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7 Jun 2016

Scottish Civic Trust News

Two New Trustees for Scottish Civic Trust Board

The Scottish Civic Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of two new trustees to the Board – architects Fiona Sinclair and Ed Taylor.

Fiona is a Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects, Past-President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects and has particular expertise in the creative re-use, repair and restoration of historic buildings where she has many years of experience in projects across Scotland. Fiona has also been a Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards judge since 2011. Fiona said: “Amongst its many other roles, the Scottish Civic Trust provides advice to over one hundred affiliated civic and amenity groups working across the country towards the betterment of the built environment. The value of this sort of grassroots voluntary activity is immeasurable, and I look forward to working with my fellow Board members in providing ongoing support and encouragement to these community groups, and celebrating their achievements through both the SCT My Place Awards and Civic Champion Award.”

Ed is a chartered architect and urban designer. As The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community’s Representative in Scotland for almost 10 years, Ed represented the charity at the highest level and led a diverse programme of education, advocacy and skills, regeneration and masterplanning, typically employing a consensus-building process known as Enquiry by Design (devised by The Prince’s Foundation). Ed set up his own practice, Taylor Architecture & Urbanism in 2015. Ed said: ‘I am delighted to be joining the board and I look forward to supporting the Trust in its invaluable role as a champion of civic pride in Scotland’s places. The Trust has long recognised the relationship of quality of life and quality of built environment, and it has helped to give a strong voice to Scotland’s communities. There will be an opportunity to reflect on its achievements in 2017, the Trust’s 50th anniversary year, whilst looking ahead to future campaigns and initiatives.’

John Pelan, Director of the Scottish Civic Trust, said: “I am delighted that Ed and Fiona have become trustees. Their skills and experience will be of great value to the Trust as we continue with our work to celebrate, care for and improve Scotland’s built environment, old and new.”

22 Mar 2016

Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards Winner 2016

Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards for 2016

ATLANTIC ISLANDS CENTRE ON ISLE OF LUING WINS SCOTTISH CIVIC TRUST MY PLACE AWARDS 2016

A new community facility and visitor centre, designed by Shauna Cameron Architect, on the Isle of Luing, one of Scotland’s slate islands in Argyll and Bute has won the Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards 2016. The awards were presented on Tuesday 22nd March at The Lighthouse in Glasgow.

Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards Winner 2016

11 Nov 2013

Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards 2014

Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards for 2014

WHAT IS SCOTLAND’S BEST CIVIC BUILDING OR PLACE? WHO ARE ITS CIVIC CHAMPIONS? SCOTTISH CIVIC TRUST MY PLACE AWARDS PROMOTE CIVIC PRIDE

The search is on again to find Scotland’s best new civic project and civic champion for 2014.

In 2014 a Scottish Civic Trust My Place Award will recognise a building or public realm project that has had a positive impact in a local neighbourhood and has delivered tangible benefits to that community. Also, a Scottish Civic Trust My Place Civic Champion Award will be presented to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of their local heritage. Any community based group can nominate a project or person. These can include: local civic trusts affiliated to the Scottish Civic Trust, community councils, history societies, housing associations, arts groups, development trusts and community action groups. Examples of previous entries and winners can be viewed at www.myplaceawards.org.uk

Nominations for the Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards 2014 can be submitted online at www.myplaceawards.org.uk Entries for both categories will be published online and the winning and commended entries will be presented at a special ceremony at The Lighthouse in March 2014.

Angus Kerr, Scottish Civic Trust board member and Chair of the 2014 Awards judging panel said:
“The Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards go from strength to strength. We hope to build on last year’s record number of entries and encourage community groups from across Scotland to consider projects and people to nominate. The Awards are very special, with their emphasis on placemaking, people and communities.”

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said:
“I am pleased to continue the Scottish Government’s support for the ‘My Place Awards’ – it’s important to raise awareness of the role that both new buildings and the adaption of our built heritage can play in reinforcing the character and distinct identity of Scotland’s towns, communities and neighbourhoods.

“The design of good places is fundamentally about improving the quality of people’s lives and these awards promote the importance of a community focus in place development and celebrate the real difference that good places can make to the lives of the people of Scotland.”

The Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards are organised by the Scottish Civic Trust and supported by the Scottish Government. The deadline for nominations is 31 January 2014.

For further information contact Pauline McCloy at the Scottish Civic Trust on 0141 221 1466 Email pauline.mccloy@scottishcivictrust.org.uk

28 Mar 2013

Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards 2013

Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards in Glasgow

Event at The Lighthouse – winners awarded and opening of the exhibition.

Winner: An Cridhe – the Isle of Coll’s new community centre, opened by HRH Princess Anne on 11th July 2012, design ed by Anderson Bell Christie.

An Cridhe (no larger image currently):
An Cridhe
image from the Scottish Civic Trust

An Cridhe is winner of My Place Awards 2013

Duncan Campbell is Civic Champion

An Cridhe (pronounced ‘an creeya’), a new community centre on the Isle of Coll in Argyll and Bute, has won the top prize in the Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards. Also announced was the winner of the My Place Awards Civic Champion 2013 – Duncan Campbell. Duncan was nominated by Colinton Conservation Trust and Colinton Amenity Association for his outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of the heritage of Colinton in Edinburgh.

The Awards were presented by Derek Mackay, Planning Minister for Scotland on Thursday 28 March 2013 at The Lighthouse, Glasgow.

The event was run by John Pelan with awards read out and commented on by Alistair Scott, Director, Smith Scott Mullan Associates.

John Mark Di Ciacca then gave an impassioned speech about the winning building, focusing on its community layering and heart. The architectural style was described as quiet, the focus was on how the building could be used for a myriad of purposes, the reception becomes a bar at night, the hall can take badminton by day and dancing at night, showers and bunks are freely available for guests to the island, the building is the heart (translation from Gaelic of the building title) of the community, with the locals having sourced funding and worked closely with the architect. I would have liked to have heard a little more about the architectural manoeuvres (for example, what uses pushed and pulled the precise plan dimensions of the main hall, or why is the interior arch section of the hall not expressed in the gable?) but one came away with the distinct impression that the focus was on a clever multifunctional layering to allow a myriad of community uses to be facilitated in the building. the architecture is indeed quiet.
Adrian Welch – e-architect Editor

FULL LIST OF WINNING AND COMMENDED ENTRIES

WINNER
An Cridhe, Isle of Coll
Nominated by Development Coll
Designer: Anderson Bell Christie Architects

HIGHLY COMMENDED
The Barony Centre, West Kilbride
Nominated by West Kilbride Civic Society
Designer: Ingenium Archial Ltd

The Chapel of St Albert the Great, Edinburgh
Nominated by The Cockburn Association
Designer: Simpson and Brown Architects

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington
Nominated by Dalmellington Community Council
Designer: G D Lodge Architects

COMMENDED
The Merchant’s House, Brechin
Nominated by City of Brechin Civic Trust
Designer: James F Stephen Architects

The North Kelvin Meadow, Glasgow
Nominated by The Children’s Wood Playgroup
Designer: The North Kelvin Meadow Campaign

WINNER, CIVIC CHAMPION AWARD
Duncan Campbell
Nominated by Colinton Conservation Trust and Colinton Amenity Association

RUNNER UP
Cecilia James
Nominated by Lerwick Community Council

An Cridhe, designed by Anderson Bell Christie architects, is a multi-purpose facility which serves as a social and cultural lynchpin for the islanders as well as providing business opportunities. An Cridhe improves the long term sustainability of the island by increasing confidence in the viability of life on Coll and by encouraging sustainable economic growth. The name An Cridhe translates from Gaelic as ‘the heart’.

The judges of the awards said:
“An Cridhe is a tour-de-force of community-led development. The project, remarkable in its simplicity, works on so many levels. Value-for-money comes screaming out of the design and concept. The project is vibrant, dynamic, multi-functioning and achieves what it set out to do – become the heart of the flourishing community of Coll. It is a worthy winner.”

Duncan Campbell, winner of the Civic Champion award has planned, implemented and facilitated the funds raised for several extremely successful projects, including: Colinton’s Public Art Project, the Phoebe Anna Traquair Railings and the Long Steps. He is described as a listener, a communicator as well as a sleeves-up, hands-on person.

The Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards, supported by the Scottish Government, celebrate buildings, landscape, public realm and civic projects that have had a positive impact in local neighbourhoods and delivered tangible benefits to their communities. The Civic Champion was announced as a new category in 2011 for individuals who have made a significant contribution to heritage of placemaking in their local community. There were 25 entries to the main award and 5 nominations for the Civic Champion category.

Judging Panel for the 2013 Awards

Alistair Scott (Chair), architect and Scottish Civic Trustee
Les Scott, Scottish Government
Fiona Sinclair, architect and Past President, Glasgow Institute of Architects
John Mark di Ciacca, property director
Heather Sim, Chief Executive, Space Unlimited.

Derek Mackay, Planning Minister said:
“The Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards celebrate the real difference good architecture and good design can make to the lives of communities. Scottish Ministers are pleased to support these Awards, which also recognise the important contribution made by committed individuals to improving Scotland’s places through the Civic Champion award.”

Alistair Scott, chair of the judging panel said:
“This year we had a record number of entries to the My Place Awards which are going from strength to strength. It was a privilege for the judges to visit so many fantastic examples of community-led projects across Scotland from a chapel to a dark sky observatory. This award scheme is all about places and the people who work hard to make them special.”

Civic Trust My Place Awards – external link

Previously:

The Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards, Scotland’s national civic pride prizes, are due to be announced on Thursday 28th March at 10.30 AM at The Lighthouse, Glasgow. 25 projects from across Scotland have been nominated for the awards and 5 people are competing for the Civic Champion Award.

The Awards, supported by the Scottish Government, celebrate buildings, landscape, public realm and civic projects that have had a positive impact in local neighbourhoods and delivered tangible benefits to their communities.

The Civic Champion category was announced as a new category in 2011 for individuals who have made a significant contribution to heritage or placemaking in their local community.

Planning Minister, Derek Mackay said:

“The Scottish Civic Trust’s My Place Awards celebrate the real difference good architecture and good design can make to the lives of communities.

“Scottish Ministers are pleased to support these Awards, which also recognise the important contribution made by committed individuals to improving Scotland’s places through the Civic Champion Award.”

Full details of the awards and all the nominated entries can be found at www.myplaceawards.org.uk/galleries.aspx

Previously:

Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards 2013

The search is on again to find Scotland’s best new civic project and civic champion for 2013.

In 2013 a Scottish Civic Trust My Place Award will recognise a building, landscape or public realm project that has had a positive impact in a local neighbourhood and has delivered tangible benefits to that community. Also, a Scottish Civic Trust My Place Civic Champion Award will be presented to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of their local heritage. Any community based group can nominate a project or person. These can include: local civic trusts affiliated to the Scottish Civic Trust, community councils, history societies, housing associations, arts groups, development trusts and community action groups. Entries must be recently completed projects. These can be new build, restoration, conservation, redevelopment, landscape or public realm projects. Examples of previous entries and winners can be viewed at www.myplaceawards.org.uk

Entries for both categories will be published online and the winning and commended entries will be presented at a special ceremony at The Lighthouse in March 2013.

Launching the 2013 awards at the Scottish Civic Trust annual conference on 30 October, Alistair Scott, Scottish Civic Trust board member and Chair of the 2013 Awards judging panel said:

“The Scottish Civic Trust welcomes nominations for the My Place Awards 2013 from community groups across Scotland. The Awards, now in their 4th year, go from strength to strength. We are hoping for a record number of entries and would encourage anyone who cares about their local heritage and community to consider nominating a project.”

Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs said:

“I am pleased to continue the Government’s support for the Scottish Civic Trust’s My Place Awards. High quality buildings and places can make a real difference to the lives of communities. No one appreciates this more than those who benefit directly from excellent facilities and so I think it is very fitting that projects are nominated for these Awards by the communities that they serve.

“Good design is a powerful tool for the creation of successful places which support economic, social and environmental aspirations as well as reinforcing the cultural identity of Scotland’s communities.”

The 2013 Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards were launched at the Scottish Civic Trust Annual Conference on Tuesday 30 October at the City Chambers, Edinburgh.

28 Mar 2012

Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards

TOP CIVIC PRIZES FOR SCOTTISH PROJECTS

Maryhill Burgh Halls, Glasgow is the overall winner

Minister presents awards

The Scottish Civic Trust My Places Award 2012 has been won by Maryhill Burgh Halls, designed by JM Architects and nominated by Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust.

The winner of the Civic Champion Award is Hunter Reid. Hunter is also the Project Co-ordinator of the Maryhill Burgh Halls project.

The Chairman of the judging panel, Angus Kerr said of the winning project: “This is a fantastic civic building which has involved the community at every stage.”

Maryhill Burgh Halls Maryhill Burgh Halls Glasgow Maryhill Burgh Halls Glasgow
images © Maryhill Burgh Halls

About Hunter Reid, he said: “Hunter has had a huge impact on many different communities and on a national level, improving the quality of housing, leading projects to restore historic buildings, and inspiring local people to get involved to improve their own environment.” Over eight years of work has resulted in a modern public hall, café, 10,000 square feet of office space, two recording studios, a nursery for 40 children, meeting rooms, and heritage space, all wrapped around an outdoor courtyard. The project mixes sensitive restoration with contemporary design, using dynamic building regeneration, sustainable uses, and a well-defined business plan, to ensure that the Halls again fulfil their original purpose as the beating heart of Maryhill’s community.

19 projects in total were submitted. 5 nominations were received for the Civic Champion category. The winner and commendations were announced on Tuesday 27 March by Derek Mackay, Minister for Local Government and Planning at The Lighthouse, Glasgow.

Derek Mackay, MSP: These Awards show the way good design can bring real benefits to communities and have a positive impact on quality of life. Our best new architecture and places also help to reinforce local and national cultural identity and support a dynamic image of Scotland abroad.”

Angus Kerr, SCT Trustee and Chair of the judging panel: “The Scottish Civic Trust Awards go from strength to strength. Projects across Scotland have all competed to win this prestigious award. The standard of entries was exceptionally high and evidence of the pride that people have in their cities, towns and villages. This is one of the few national awards where projects and people are nominated by local communities and where recognition is given to good civic buildings and places.”

There were also two Commendations and 2 High Commendations

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Lambhill Stables, Glasgow
Architect: Holmes Miller
Nominated by Lambhill & District Community Council
The judges said:
“This is a lovely project with an extraordinary range of activities. A real community hub which reminds local people of their heritage”

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Linlithgow Burgh Hall
Architect: Malcolm Fraser Architects
Nominated by Linlithgow Civic Trust
The judges said:
“The redevelopment and re-imagining of Linlithgow Burgh Hall is exceptional. The project, from start to finish, has delivered a real community asset”.

COMMENDED
Fair Maid’s House, Perth
Architect: Page/Park Architects
Nominated by Perth Civic Trust
The judges said:
“This was a building that really reaches out the community. There are very clever configurations of rooms and space with some extremely attractive details.”

COMMENDED
Cargill Centre, Kilmacolm
Architect: Holmes Miller
Nominated by Kilmacolm Civic Trust

The judges said:
“The building has a great feeling, lovely and light. The whole project has regenerated and rejuvenated the centre of Kilmacolm.”

Jack Searle was also Commended in the Civic Champion category. Jack was nominated by Dundee Civic Trust. The judges said: “Jack’s commitment to the Dundee/Tayside area over 50 years has been outstanding.”

The Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards are nominated by local civic trusts, amenity societies and community councils around Scotland. The purpose of the awards is to recognise projects and individuals that have made a real impact on local communities and which promote the historic built environment and good contemporary architecture. The Awards are supported by the Scottish Government.

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Scottish Civic Trust PhotoArch competition 2012

Scotland’s top young photographers snap up prizes

Parris Wilson (aged 11) and Megan Robertson (aged 14) have won the Scottish Civic Trust PhotoArch competition 2012. Their winning photos were chosen from over 630 entries submitted by primary and secondary schools across Scotland. Prizes and certificates for the winning, commended and highly commended entries were presented by Derek Mackay MSP, Minister for Local Government and Planning at a special ceremony on Tuesday 27th March at The Lighthouse, Glasgow.

Parris and Megan’s photographs, along with all the entries, will be on view to the public for four weeks at The Lighthouse, before going forward to represent Scotland at the International Heritage Photographic Experience exhibition in more than 40 countries.

PhotoArch encourages young people to take an interest in buildings, archaeology and heritage. Sites under the lens have included everything from atmospheric ancient ruins to ultra-modern flats, spanning castles, schools, homes, shops, churches and factories, to name a few.

The judges though that Parris’ shot of her school’s boiler house, silhouetted against the sky was bold and unusual. Parris said: “I didn’t notice the cross shape until I was showing my photography to my teacher, who noticed it. I just thought I would photograph the chimney at school. I didn’t expect to win!”

PhotoArch, which began in 2004, expanded last year to allow entries from secondary schools. Megan, a pupil at Mackie Academy in Aberdeenshire, photographed a stairwell in Aberdeen University and impressed the judges with her striking composition. She said: “I was having a little wander in old Aberdeen and when I saw this spiral staircase I wanted to go up it but I wasn’t allowed, so I had to think of a different way to take the picture.” She added “I want to be a photographer now and on car journeys I keep seeing buildings and thinking they would make a good picture.”

The judges for PhotoArch 2012 were Ruth Parsons, Chief Executive of Historic Scotland; Ray Entwistle, Chair of the Scottish Civic Trust; Robin McClory, Director at ADF Architects; and Julia Horton, journalist for the Times Educational Supplement Scotland.

Ruth Parsons, Chief Executive of Historic Scotland, said;
“The breadth of imagination shown by the entrants has been exceptional. The PhotoArch competition clearly brings out the very best in our young people, inspiring remarkable creativity and offering new perspectives and new interpretations on buildings and monuments that have a special place in our communities.”

Ray Entwistle, Chair of the Scottish Civic Trust, said;
“The PhotoArch competition is a great way to get children thinking about the places and spaces that surround them. Once again, we had many excellent entries from pupils of all ages, showing originality, inventiveness and an eye for detail. PhotoArch goes from strength to strength with a record number of entries this year and submissions from both primary and secondary schools.”

PhotoArch is supported by Historic Scotland.

PhotoArch is also supported by Architecture + Design Scotland, ADF Architects, Holmes Miller, Glasgow Institute of Architects, Morgan McDonnell Architecture Ltd.

Primary School Category
Winner

PhotoArch 2012 Primary School winner, Parris Wilson, The Boiler House Pipe:
PhotoArch 2012 Primary School winner
images © Scottish Civic Trust

Parris Wilson (age 11) “The Boiler House pipe” Howdenburn Primary School, Scottish Borders

Highly Commended
Holly Taylor, age 9 “No one home”, St Mary’s Primary School, Stirling
Olly Carr, age 9 “Sun on Sand”, St Mary’s Primary School, Stirling
Sara MacDonald, age 9 “Railing reflections”, Langside Primary School, Glasgow

Commended
Steven Taylor, aged 12 “The steeple” Southesk Primary School, Angus
Kira Renilson, age 11 “The Cross”, Howdenburn Primary School, Scottish Borders
Daniel Shrimpton, age 11 “Wind chimes”, Abernyte Primary School, Perth and Kinross

Secondary School Category
Winner

PhotoArch Secondary School winner, Megan Robertson, Staircase to a Fairytale:
PhotoArch Secondary School winner
images © Scottish Civic Trust

Megan Robertson, aged 14 “Staircase to a fairytale”, Mackie Academy, Aberdeenshire

Highly Commended
Sam Wood, age 15 “Duart Castle, Mull”, Woodfarm High School, East Renfrewshire
Murray Angus, age 16 “George Square Fairground”, Strathaven Academy, South Lanarkshire
Nicholas Hamilton, aged 17 “Princes Peacock”, Strathaven Academy, South Lanarkshire
Marlon Bozic, age 12, “Corner”, Fairview Secondary School, Perth and Kinross

For more information visit www.photoarch.org.uk

15 Mar 2011

Civic Trust My Place Awards Winners

SHETTLESTON HOUSING ASSOCIATION OFFICES BAGS MAJOR SCOTTISH CIVIC PRIZE NEW CIVIC CHAMPION ALSO ANNOUNCED.

The winner of the Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards 2011 is Shettleston Housing Association Offices in Glasgow. The award, which is supported by the Scottish Government, was presented by Fiona Hyslop, Minister for Culture and External Affairs at a special ceremony today Tuesday 15 March at The Lighthouse in Glasgow.

Shettleston Housing Association Offices
photo © Andrew Lee

The building, designed by Elder and Cannon Architects, is an exceptional example of the sensitive re-use of an existing building alongside innovative and striking new architecture. The creation of Shettleston Housing Association’s offices involved the restoration of the Cooperative Hall, an architecturally significant building within Shettleston, and a new-build extension. The project provides a base where Shettleston Housing Association can effectively work and serve the local community. The project was nominated for the My Place Awards by Dennistoun Conservation Society.

The winner of the new Scottish Civic Trust Civic Champion Award is Ron Smith, nominated by Linlithgow Civic Trust for his tireless and unstinting work in the Linlithgow community, helping to preserve and improve the built environment.

The judges for the awards were: Scottish Civic Trustees Roland Kennedy, Angus Kerr and Alistair Scott; Fiona Sinclair, President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects; and Isobel Leckie from The Causey Development Trust. Nominations were received from across Scotland by local civic societies, preservation trusts and other bodies affiliated to the Scottish Civic Trust, which provides leadership in the protection and development of Scotland’s built environment.

Culture Minister Fiona Hyslop said: “Scottish Ministers are very pleased to support the Scottish Civic Trust’s My Place Awards. We believe that they have a special value in the way they promote the importance of a far greater community focus in development”.

Speaking on behalf of the judging panel, Roland Kennedy said of the project: “Shettleston Housing Association is a worthy winner of this year’s Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards. This is an excellent project which will act as a beacon and a driver for investment allowing the Association to serve the local community. Congratulations also to Ron Smith on winning the inaugural Civic Champion Award. His contribution to civic society in his local Linlithgow community is exemplary”.

14 Mar 2011

Scottish Civic Trust PhotoArch competition Winners

SCOTTISH SCHOOLCHILDREN CELEBRATE WINNING NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

Samuel Eatough (aged 7) and Sarah Cowie (aged 14) are the winners of the 2011 PhotoArch competition, run by the Scottish Civic Trust and supported by Historic Scotland. Their winning photographs were chosen from over 300 entries from primary and secondary schools across Scotland. Prizes and certificates for the winning and commended entries were awarded by Fiona Hyslop, the Minister for Culture and External Affairs, at a special ceremony on Tuesday 15 March at The Lighthouse, Glasgow.

Samuel Eatough, Queens Cross Church:
Queens Cross Church
image from the Scottish Civic Trust

Sarah Cowie, Usher Hall:
Usher Hall Extension
image from the Scottish Civic Trust

The Minister said: “I am so impressed by the skill and talent that both Samuel and Sarah have shown with their entries. Both pictures are remarkable, using light and artistry to make absolutely captivating images…We can all be hugely proud that Sarah and Samuel will be representing Scotland in the International Heritage Photographic Experience.”

Samuel and Sarah’s photographs, along with all the entries, will be on view to the public for six weeks at The Lighthouse, before going forward to represent Scotland at the International Heritage Photographic Experience exhibition in more than 40 countries.

PhotoArch encourages young people to take an interest in buildings, archaeology and heritage. Sites under the lens have included everything from atmospheric ancient ruins to ultra-modern flats, spanning castles, schools, homes, shops, churches and factories, to name a few. Samuel’s picture of a tenement, which won the overall prize, viewed through the distinctive window of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Queen’s Cross Church, united the judges in praise. Samuel, from Glasgow’s Ruchill Autism Unit, said of his photograph:

“I like it because it is a mixture of the past and now… It was really, really fantastic, wait, more than fantastic… in fact they didn’t invent a word for it, when I won the competition!”

PhotoArch, which began in 2004, expanded this year to allow entries from secondary schools. Sarah, a pupil at Robert Gordon’s College in Aberdeen, impressed the judges with the way her image contrasts the historic and modern parts of Edinburgh’s Usher Hall. Sarah said:

“It really made me more observant of the architecture around me, both old and new, and I appreciate how the two are combined to create truly stunning buildings. I also found myself noticing things about buildings that I’d never taken the time to see before.”

The judges for PhotoArch 2011 were Ruth Parsons, Chief Executive of Historic Scotland; John Pelan, Director of the Scottish Civic Trust; and Julia Belgutay, of Times Educational Supplement Scotland.

Ruth Parsons, Chair of the judging panel said: “Every photographer who entered and every teacher who worked on this with their pupils should be exceptionally proud of their work. The variety in style, composition and inspiration is wonderful to see and creates whole new perspectives to familiar buildings and monuments.”

John Pelan, Scottish Civic Trust, said; “The PhotoArch competition is a great way to get children thinking about the places and spaces that surround them. Once again, we had many excellent entries from pupils of all ages, showing originality, inventiveness and an eye for detail. PhotoArch goes from strength to strength with a record number of entries this year and submissions from both primary and secondary schools.”

Julia Belgutay, Times Educational Supplement Scotland, said: “The photographs allowed us an insight into each child’s personal perspective on the world and the unique way in which they viewed the building they had chosen. Some photographs were of such a high technical standard, they could not be distinguished from the work of professional photographers.”

10 Mar 2011

Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards

SCOTTISH CIVIC TRUST CELEBRATES SCOTLAND’S PLACES
MINISTER TO PRESENT WINNERS OF SCOTTISH CIVIC TRUST MY PLACE AWARDS AND PHOTOARCH COMPETITIONS ON 15 MARCH

The Scottish Civic Trust is celebrating Scotland’s places and spaces with the announcement of the winners of the 2011 My Place Awards and PhotoArch competitions on 15 March at The Lighthouse, Glasgow. Both awards will be presented by Fiona Hyslop, Minister for Culture and External Affairs.

Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards
The Scottish Civic Trust’s My Place Award scheme, supported by the Scottish Government, celebrates buildings and places around Scotland that are shining examples of good design and conservation as judged by local people. Its aim is to identify and commend individuals and projects that have had a positive impact in a local neighbourhood and have delivered tangible benefits to that community.

The Scottish Civic Trust My Place Civic Champion 2011, a new category, will be presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to heritage or placemaking in their local community.

PhotoArch
The Minister will also present the winners and commended entries to this year’s PhotoArch competition, an annual photographic competition for schoolchildren co-ordinated by the Scottish Civic Trust and supported by Historic Scotland.

PhotoArch encourages children from primary and secondary schools across Scotland to take pictures of the places and spaces around them. Everything from atmospheric ancient ruins to ultra-modern flats has been snapped by this year’s budding photographers.

The Scottish Civic Trust’s My Place Award 2011, Civic Champion 2011 and winners of PhotoArch 2011 will be presented at a special ceremony in The Lighthouse, Glasgow on Tuesday 15 March 2011 at 10.30 am. All entries to both competitions are on exhibition to the public on Level 3 at the Lighthouse from 15th March to 28th May 2011, with support from Architecture and Design Scotland.

Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards 2009 Winners

Civic Trust Awards 2009 : information from BDP Architects

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