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Youngsters snap up awards in Rotary Young Photographer 2019

Youngsters snap up awards in Rotary Young Photographer 2019

The Rotary Young Photographer competition gives participants the chance to express themselves through photography, interpret the competition’s annual brief in an imaginative way and experiment with digital and traditional methods.

Rotary GBI is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Young Photographer competition.

Young Photographer is one of many competitions where Rotary is involved in developing skills of the future generation.

The aim is to encourage young people to experiment with different techniques and express their ideas through the medium of photography.

Young people from all over Great Britain and Ireland took part by submitting three photographs under the theme of the Beauty of Nature.

Rotary clubs across the world are committed to developing individuals. Learn more about other competitions here.

Both sets of judges stated that the winning submissions were excellent, of a continuing higher standard and that it was difficult to judge!”

As Rotary Young Photographer concludes for 2018/19, Rotarian National Coordinator (2014-2019) Peter Dowse gives his vote of thanks to clubs, districts and entrants in this year’s competition.

He said, “This is my final year, and have enjoyed doing this coordination.

“It was a pleasure to add two important milestones in the form of a poetry competition for The Queen’s 90th Birthday and the Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan.

“Both sets of judges stated that the winning submissions were excellent, of a continuing higher standard and that it was difficult to judge!

“Well done to all entrants and thanks again to clubs and districts for entering.

“We have had 24 districts submit entries – thank you for continuing to provide this opportunity for young people in your local area.”

Junior (7 – 10)

Myla’s caption: “The sun shines through the bright, orange and crunchy leaves.”

  1. Myla Ferreira – Sponsored by Tenterden Rotary – Rotary in the South East
  2. Lauren Murray – Sponsored by Harpenden Rotary – Rotary Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire
  3. Beatrice Hawkins – Sponsored by Truro Rotary – Rotary in South West Penisula joint with Adam DaleSponsored by Durham Elvet Rotary – Rotary in North East England

Intermediate (11 – 13)

Ellis’ caption: “A kingfisher hunting in a town centre was an inredible concept to me so when I spotted this illusive spectacle right in front of me, I couldn’t resist a shot.”

  1. Ellis Owen – Sponsored by Andover Rotary – Rotary in Wessex including the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands
  2. Luke Pluckrose – Sponsored by Torrington Rotary – Rotary in South West Penisula
  3. Sophie Goggs – Sponsored by Brue Valley Rotary – Rotary in Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire joint with Emyrs Ireland – Rotary in Southern Wales and Isaac Bucklow – Rotary in Eastern Central England

Seniors (14 – 17)

These are close-ups of the face of a rock Nerea found on a coastal path in St. Andrews, Fife.

  1. Nerea Gomez-Martin – Sponsored by North Fife Rotary – Rotary in North Scotland
  2. Thomas Evans – Sponsored by Aberaeron A’r Cylch Rotary – Rotary in Southern Wales
  3. Jonty Fuller – Sponsored by Cotswold Tyndale Rotary – Rotary in Midlands and South West

Next year’s theme is ‘Through My Eyes’.

Download the 2019/20 competition Information Pack and contact your local Rotary club for an entry form.

Use the club finder to locate the nearest club to you.

Ellis Owen’s caption: “A bumblebee climbing on the bark of a tree in the December sun.”

Ellis Owen’s caption: “An eye level shot of a bird that is almost impossible to get close to, taken on a foggy morning on Brownsea Island.”

With support all the way from your local Rotary club, there is no reason not to take the leap and enter.