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Green Shoots Photo Contest 2021:

A Year in Lockdown

It has been a year like no other. To capture our journey through lockdown, we invited you to be part of a creative collaboration to collect images of our experiences in our first Bearsden Festival Photo Contest.

3 Themes

Our Town in Lockdown


Home Entertainment

3 Age Groups


Young People


Over 100 images were received from 16-30 April. The entries were reviewed by a panel of local creative professionals. Judges considered technical merit, content and composition, imagination and style, selecting a shortlist for the public vote.

Judging Panel


Lindsey Parker


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Erika Robertson

Artist and Photographer

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Tim Facey

Teacher of Art & Design

Boclair Academy

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Valerie Dalrymple

Graphic Designer

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Kerry Leitch

Head of Art

Bearsden Academy



The Glasgow School of Art

Crawford Jolly


Andy Stark

How to Enter

We put nine shortlisted entries to the public vote during Mental Health Awareness Week, announcing the winners on 16 May. Over 650 people voted, and competition was tight across all the categories!

The Winners



1st Prize: Landscape photography and post processing lesson with David Stanton

2nd Prize:  Sunday Roast for 2 at Beaumartin the Cottage

3rd Prize: Wine tasting session for 6 at Majestic Wines 


Young People

1st Prize: £50 Gift Card from Waterstones

2nd Prize: Kayak taster for 2 at Pinkston Water

3rd Prize: £20 voucher for Jan Sam Juice 



1st Prize: Art Lesson / Workshop with the highly regarded Art4You.Scotland

2nd Prize: art materials and book from Recoats Workshop

3rd Prize: Draw with Rob and outdoor activity books

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who took part, to the judges and to the local businesses who sponsored prizes.

Watch this video of all the entries!

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