MYH Press Release June 2009

'see me' - Scotland's national campaign to end stigma and discrimination around mental health has launched a national photography competition 'A Positive Frame of Mind', and are calling on the people of Scotland to get involved.

We all use photographs to capture precious moments and look at them again to recollect times past. 'see me' who are organising the competition for the second year would like to bring together your thoughts and pictures about mental health and well-being.

This year's theme is 'Be There. Be Yourself'. Budding photographers are being asked to send in captioned photos that illustrate their interpretation of this year's theme.

There are three categories: under 18s, the public’s choice and judge’s choice. The three winners from each region in Scotland will be entered into the national final where they will be in with the chance to win some great prizes and see their work displayed at a public exhibition.

Suzie Vestri, ‘see me’ Campaign Director, says: “We all use photos to capture the most important moments in our lives, and this is a great opportunity for the people of Scotland to be creative with their cameras and show us what this year’s theme means to them.

“We are looking forward to welcoming photographs from across Scotland; no matter your age, where you are or how experienced at photography you are.”

The closing date for all entries is 18th September 2009. For more information on how you can enter, please go to

Shetland has some amazing scenery and we've been having great weather this summer, why not get out with your camera and enter the competition!