D&G Photography Competition for 13 – 21 year olds


Join an online community of young people interested in photography and you could win a day with Kim Ayres (Kim Ayres Portrait Photography) and Phil McMenemy (The Gallery at Laurieston). Two of Dumfries & Galloway’s favourite professional photographers.

The Project

DG youth view is inviting young people aged 13-21 to send in their pictures, we hope to see how our region looks to you, and bring together young people interested in photography. We are interested in composition and content of the picture not the camera used. So would welcome images taken via camera phone, or basic digital camera’s. It is the thought behind the image that is important. Phil and Kim will be offering advice as we go along and we will also be giving away Cinema tickets.

The Categories

We are asking people to send in Images with thought under the following categories.

My Place:

Photos of a place I spend time or love to visit – home, school, park, street etc.

My People

Photos of people I spend time with – family, friends, work colleagues, club or group members etc (please make sure the people you have photographed are OK with you submitting the photo to this competition)

My Festival

Photos of performance – bands, street theatre etc – can be from the DG Youth Festival, Eden, Wickerman etc or from an earlier festival this year.


To enter upload your photo write a sentence or two about it, state your age and which category it is for.

Enter via Facebook by liking the dgyouthview facebook page, add your photo to our page with the hashtag #dgyouthview .

Enter via twitter using the Hashtag #dgyouthview.

The competition is open to entrants aged 13-21, based in Dumfries & Galloway.

By entering you give us permission to use your images (not for commercial gain) but you will be credited as the photographer.

Closing Date: Midnight Tuesday 22nd October

The overall winners will be announced on the 25th of October.

Winners will spend a day with Kim and Phil in November.

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