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#VisitED Photo Contest

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 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.

Terms & Conditions

1  The organizer of the competition is The Edinburgh Collection, Holyrood ApartHOTEL 1 Nether Bakehouse Edinburgh EH8 8PE (“TEC”)
2  The competition is open to those aged 18 years or over. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to accept these terms and conditions
3   The competition is free to enter
4   The closing date for submissions is midnight on the 1st day of April 2014

1   Entries must be supplied digitally by e-mail (no CDs or DVDs) and should be re-mailed to
2   Black and white as well as colour images are acceptable
3   Images should be submitted as JPEGs and no one image should exceed 5 Mb of which no more than three shall be submitted per e-mailed entry. There is no limit on the number of e-mailed entries per contestant.
4   Digital manipulation of photographs is to be kept to a minimum, and only used to enhance the quality of the image
5   TEC accepts no responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed, mis-directed  or that cannot be delivered or entered by reason of any technical or other reason

1   Scottish heritage showcased anywhere in the world and in any manner
2  Entrants are encouraged to be creative in the manner in which their entries reflect any aspect of Scottish-ness

Copyright and Reproduction
1   The copyright of the entire image must belong to the entrant, and the entrant must have been the sole person capturing the submitted image
2   Entrants will retain copyright in the photographs they submit to TEC and will be credited if and when used.
3  By entering the competition all entrants grant TEC permission to use their photographs in accordance with these terms and conditions, on a non-exclusive basis, free of any royalty payment to the entrant.
4   Entrants agree to TEC or any of its member hotels publishing any of their submitted photographs on their respective web sites or publicity materials. .In all or any such instance the entrants’ copyright ownership will be credited against the images so used.
5   Third parties will be allowed to publish any submitted image free of charge for the purpose of promoting this competition without the need for express permission from the entrant

1   TEC’s decision on all matters relating to the competition is final, and no correspondence will be entered into concerning the competition’s judging and organization

1    The winning entrant will be notified by e-mail to the entrant’s e-mail address used for the submission for this competition and by 15th April 2014.
2   TEC reserves the right to cancel this competition or to alter the rules at any time prior to the closing date for submissions if deemed necessary, and without compensation to the entrants.


1    Terms and conditions subject to change at any time without notice.
2    Any stay subject to availability, valid until 28th December 2014 based on double occupancy of a standard double or twin bedroom.
3    All of our hotels are non-smoking, Pets not permitted.
4    This prize has no monetary value and cannot be exchanged for other goods or services.
5    If this prize is not redeemed before 28th December 2014 it is considered void.