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VisitEd - photo competition

The Edinburgh Collection is excited to announce the winner of the #VisitEd photo competition that was launched in the first quarter of 2014. The competition’s aim was to showcase Scottish heritage around the world during the year of Homecoming Scotland. We had asked our fans and their friends to take a picture of themselves with a Scottish landmark, local object descendent from Scotland or anything else that would scream Scottish!

The amount of photographs that we received was overwhelming and it took a lot of careful selection by The Edinburgh Collection judging panel to choose 9 best photographs and put it up for public voting.

The most voted photograph, and the winner of the #VisitEd photo competition is Sari posing with one of the cannons on Edinburgh’s Castle with a panoramic scene of the city as a background. We would like to congratulate Sari and all of the other contestants who took their time and put in effort to join us in promoting Scotland and its heritage!

We would like to give special mention to Emily S. whose photograph of the Lake Tekapo in Mackenzie County, New Zealand was extraordinary and unique. 

Click here to see the shortlisted photos


Win a luxury break in Edinburgh with The Edinburgh Collections photo competition – #VisitEd

About us: The Edinburgh Collection is a portfolio of some of the best hotels in Edinburgh. Our Edinburgh accommodation includes 5-star boutique hotel The Howard in Edinburgh’s New Town, 4-star Channings hotel which is your haven from the hustle and bustle, the historic 3-star Old Waverley Hotel on Princes Street & 4-star Holyrood apartHOTEL just off The Royal Mile. Located in the heart of Scotland's capital, our hotels in Edinburgh offer a range of the best accommodation for both leisure and business visitors to the city. 

About VisitEd: We are delighted to announce that in this year of Homecoming Scotland we are launching our first photo contest! You could be the lucky winner of a luxury break to Scotland’s famous capital, all you have to do is enter, read on to find out more about this years theme...

The theme: We know Scottish heritage is everywhere, and what better time to celebrate this than in the year of Homecoming 2014. We would like to invite you to help us showcase Scottish heritage around the world! 

Shoot and share your Scottish themed selfie; perhaps next to a local object descended from Scotland, a famous landmark, Scottish tradition or your favourite Scottish food and drink – be creative!

How to enter: There are several ways to enter our 2014 photo competition; you can share your photo through as many channels as you wish and tell us in which hotel you would like to stay using #Channings_Hotel or #Oldwaverley or #TheHowardHotel or  #Holyrood_hotel:

We encourage you to be creative as you can be! Here are a few examples that we came up with to give you some ideas:

Bermuda: Hamilton Parish (one of the nine parishes, named after a Scottish aristocrat)

Canada: The Saint Andrews Society of Toronto

Italy: Red Telephone Booth in Barga (imported from Edinburgh, Scotland)

eg. #italy #barga #VisitEd #Channings

The deadline: The closing date for entries is 1st April 2014.

Winners: Our favourite images will be selected after the closing date and put forward to a public vote; the photo which receives the most votes will win our top prize.

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