What a difference seven years and a lot of determination makes!
Terri Morgan from Rotary Rugby Saturday Breakfast had to work hard to run a Rotary Young Photographer competition with schools in the town.
Despite a lot of work and promotion, Terri received no entries at all. Not to be deterred by the lack of response, this only made her more determined to proceed every year to grow it further and make it a success.
Now, a measure of its success is that on February 9th, an exhibition of this year’s photographs went on display at Rugby’s Art Gallery and Museum.
This year’s competition, with the theme ‘Beauty of Nature’ attracted a record 122 entries, who submitted 366 photographs.
Terri and a team of professional photographers carried out the judging to pick out the overall winners which are featured here.
Such is a measure of the competition, that for the past three years Terri has organised an exhibition at the town’s Art Gallery & Museum to display the inspirational entries for the Rugby community to view.
This year’s exhibition runs for two weeks, which includes the February half-term.
The winners will receive £50 cash, which has been supported by Rugby’s three Rotary clubs, and a certificate.
Rugby’s Mayor, along with Rotary District Governor, Gary Dancer, will be making the presentations when the exhibition opens.
Terri said: “Although there is a lot of hard work, it is so rewarding and an absolute privilege to be involved with such inspirational talent each year.
“By holding the Exhibition in the Art Gallery in the middle of town where there is heavy footfall it also has the distinct advantage of promoting Rotary to the general public.”