Photo competition!

Today, we are launching one final call to arms for enLIGHTened bods everywhere.

The end of enLIGHTen is nigh, and we’re looking for the best and brightest photos to put in our scrapbook.

We are scouting about for an exciting image that captures the project and the projections. We’ve teamed up with the good folk at Blipfoto to hunt for the winner.

It’ll help us remember enLIGHTen fondly when the streets return to their regularly scheduled programmes.

Happy snapping!


How to enter:

Enter either through blipfoto or via Twitter.

If you don’t have a blipfoto account, you can join here. It takes 30 seconds. Be sure and tag your entry with the word ‘edlighten’.

If you don’t have a twitter account, you can join here. Be sure to tag your entry with the competition hashtag #edlighten.

Who can enter:

Anyone and everyone!

What to enter:

A single photo – the one image that captures enLIGHTen in all its dynamic glory. Any of our six sites are fair game, and any composition or style is eligible.

We want dynamic, creative images. Tell us a story. Capture a mood. Show us Edinburgh in a whole new light.

Any photo already taken during the campaign is eligible – but will not be considered unless submitted as outlined below.

Why not take a spin through our Flickr gallery, featuring the work of Chris Scott and David Lesault, to whet your appetite?


Projections run until Sunday 18 March.

Deadline for submitting your photo: midnight on Wednesday 21 March

The prize

£100 cash prize!  Payable by cheque.

The fineprint

Entry is online (see above for how to enter).

Work must be your own, submitted under one person’s name. By submitting images you confirm that you are the copyright holder and creator of the image and that you will be responsible for any claims by any third party.

Copyright will remain with the photographer. However by entering this competition the photographer/entrant agrees to the Edinburgh City of Literature using the images for possible exhibition, publication or promotional use.

Judges decision is final.