Scottish National Photography
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
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
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.
The best picture taken by a
professional photographer will win a £1000 cash prize.
The best picture taken by an enthusiast or
student will photographer will win a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828
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
New Parliament House
5-7 Regent Road
Edinbrugh EH7 5BL
For rules and conditions, see:
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".
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.
The best 100 images will be
displayed in the public foyer of the new Parliament in early 2005.
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.