As part of the Scottish Land Commission’s ‘MyLand.Scot’ initiative, the land reform body is urging secondary schools and youth organisations across the country to get involved in its ‘My Land, My Story’ competition.
In connection with Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022, young people are being encouraged to highlight how land local to them is owned, used and managed and how it impacts their everyday lives in Scotland now and in the future.
The challenge is to find places of importance to themselves and their community, using them as the inspiration for their competition submissions.
Two winning groups will be selected by the Scottish Land Commission and will each be awarded £500 to the facilitate production of the films outlined in their submissions. The finished films will be projected in Edinburgh in late autumn.
Hamish Trench, Scottish Land Commission chief executive, said: “This is an exciting chance for young people across Scotland to engage in the conversation around land use, ownership and management and how it has shaped their communities – and to use their creativity bringing it to life through a short film.
“Land is at the heart of Scotland’s identity. This competition provides a platform for the younger generation to share their connection to and passion for the land around us, the diverse ways in which it is owned, managed and used and how this affects them and their communities over time.”
Secondary schools will receive information directly about how to submit an application and youth organisations for people aged 11-19 can find full details of the competition and the application form on the MyLand.scot website.
The competition will be featured as part of Visit Scotland’s ‘Year of Stories’ which celebrates Scotland’s rich history of storytelling and serves as the theme to Visit Scotland’s 2022 programme.
Further information about on MyLand.Scot can be found online at https://myland.scot.