Edinburgh Landscape Competition

To help celebrate Edinburgh Living Landscape, an initiative that creates attractive and biodiverse green areas across the city, you are invited to take part in our first photography competition. All you need to do is submit a photo of one of the city’s floral meadows or natural grasslands by 11 September 2015 and you could win some great prizes, including annual membership to the Scottish Wildlife Trust, exclusive prizes from Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, 6 month membership to Edinburgh Leisure, a professional photography session and tickets to the Usher Hall Sunday Classics series. Your photos can by of anything that highlights the beauty of these natural green spaces or how they can be enjoyed.

Entries will be shortlisted by a panel of judges. The finalists will then be put forward for a public vote on the Edinburgh Outdoors facebook page. You can view some of our images and find your nearest Edinburgh Living Landscape site using the map on www.edinburgh.gov.uk/livinglandscape

Download the competition guidelines, including terms and conditions below.

First Prize:

  • Behind the scenes guided tour of the herbarium at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, with an opportunity to digitise, prepare or press specimens.
  • Tickets to International Classics concert at the Usher Hall
  • Annual membership to the Scottish Wildlife Trust

Second Prize:

  • Annual membership to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Entry for 2 people to the glasshouses at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • 6 month Edinburgh Leisure pass

Third Prize:

  • 6 month Edinburgh Leisure pass

All shortlisted finalists will be offered the opportunity to take part in a professional photography session. This will involve a 30 minute workshop on photography techniques and 1.5 hour walk through a natural setting to take photos and practice techniques.


Edinburgh Living Landscape is a partnership project that creates, restores and connects green areas of the city to make attractive and biodiverse landscapes. This means that there have been changes to how some of our outdoors spaces look. The project involves a range of measures such as:

  • The creation of floral meadows
  • Reducing how often some areas of grass are cut, and leaving some areas to grow naturally
  • Allowing natural grassland to thrive
  • Mowing walkways through areas of long grass so they can still be explored and enjoyed.