p4020003largetz5We love the sound of this new photography competition by the people who’ve taken our empty buildings baton and done something much better with it.

Placed, the social enterprise committed to inspiring young people about architecture and the built environment, set up Hidden Liverpool in response to our feature, All This Useless Beauty, looking at the surprising number of the city’s grand old buildings that were empty.

As part of the project, residents and visitors are invited to share memories and images of buildings that they once used but which now lay empty – with the ultimate aim of bringing these stories together as, perhaps, a starting point for re-imagining the buildings’ futures.

Hidden Liverpool has now launched the ‘Peoples City’ photography competition to explore the building’s histories visually, too. The exhibition will be held at the Old Royal Blind School, Hope Street – part of Hope Street Hotel’s tireless regeneration of that corner of town. The exhibition opens 22nd November.

Anyone can submit their photos for the ‘Peoples City’ competition and exhibition. Under 18’s, amateur and professional categories will be judged by industry professionals. Deadline for entries 6pm on Sunday 3rd November 2013.

For competition details, visit Hidden Liverpool’s site.