Scotland is a creative nation. Our arts, culture and creativity are world renowned but we are also creative, as individuals, every day – in ways we often take for granted.
2012 was the Year of Creative Scotland, when you helped us tell the story of our creative country.
Whether you were a smartphone snapper or a professional photographer, your contribution was invaluable. People across Scotland grabbed their cameras in a quest to capture something creative.
Over 4,000 photos and stories were submitted to help create a permanent record of your creative Scotland in 2012.
A selecton of these entries have been curated into a shortlist for a forthcoming exhibition and book.View curators' gallery
How did people get involved?
We asked everyone to take a photo of something creative they did themselves or something they admired, created by someone else. We then asked them to share it and add some words to tell us a story about the image.
Did you have to live in
Scotland to take part?
Everyone was welcome to join in - whether they have a Scottish connection or not. We just wanted to see photos that told everyone how creative Scots are - and have always been.
Author Ian Rankin, musician Nicola Benedetti and other well-known creative Scots have used the submitted pictures and stories to create a book and exhibition to showcase every aspect of Scottish creativity and mark the Year of Creative Scotland. They will be unveiled very soon.
How many entries
could be submitted?
There was no limit to the number of entries an individual could submit. They could be stand-alone entries portraying a single act of Scottish creativity, or a series of entries over a few days, a week or even a month, creating one big story.
What subjects were covered?
Architecture, art, comedy, cooking, craftwork, dance, design, education, fashion, film, gardening, innovation, literature, music, photography, sport, theatre... just about anything you or anyone else has made. If you thought it was creative, it probably was!