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Alice photography competition

Posted on March 1, 2011


aliceHow do you visualise Alice’s adventures in the strange world of Wonderland? Scottish Ballet want you to create an image that embodies your idea of the Alice stories.


In Scottish Ballet’s new production of Alice, the heroine falls through a camera lens instead of a rabbit hole. Ashley Page’s production draws on the fact that Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, was a keen photographer as well as an author. To celebrate the new production, Scottish Ballet is inviting photographers and digital artists to submit their own images of everything Alice.


The competition will be divided into two different categories, photography and digital art. There are no restrictions on style. Landscape, portrait, figure compositions and abstract images are all welcome. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 4.


A panel of judges will choose winners for each category and one overall winner. An additional winner will be chosen by the public, through an online vote on the Scottish Ballet facebook page. Winning entries will feature in the programme for Alice, in the Scottish Ballet Alice exhibition at the National Library in Edinburgh, in a private exhibition for friends and sponsors of Scottish Ballet and in a virtual exhibition on the Scottish Ballet website. The overall winner will also receive two tickets to an Alice performance of their choice and a copy of the book Scottish Ballet: Forty Years.


Please email or visit for more information, competition rules and to submit your entry.


Scottish Ballet’s Alice opens on April 12 at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal, before touring Scotland and to the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.


Picture: Sophie Martin as Alice. Photograph: Graham Wylie

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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