Rotary Young Photographer Competition 2016.


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Young Local Talent Recognised in the

Rotary Young Photographer Competition

The exceptional, imaginative, technical and creative skills of local young photographers from Cartmel Priory CE School were recently recognised by their local Rotary Club in the Rotary Young Photographer Competition.

Headteacher, Dr Paul Williams, and teacher, Miss Gemma Brown, themselves keen photographers, had the challenging task of judging the entries along with John Biddlestone, member of The Rotary Club of Grange over Sands. The brief for each participant was to present three photographs and accompanying text addressing the theme ‘Our World is Beautiful’.  Judges looked for technical merit, content and composition, imagination and style. 

Rotarian John Biddlestone said: “The standard of the entries was very high indeed. The enthusiasm, creativity and photographic skills of the students shone through”.

The photographs covered a whole range of subjects from Lakeland scenes, innovative holiday snaps from abroad, people in their environment to wildlife and birdlife.  ITunes Vouchers to the value of £110, courtesy of The Rotary Club of Grange over Sands, were awarded to the best six students.

Photographed (back row) are Miss Gemma Brown, teacher, Dr Paul Williams, Headteacher, and Rotarian John Biddlestone from The Rotary Club of Grange over Sands. Cartmel CE Priory students who were awarded certificates and prizes are:

Second Row from the back (left to right): Rebecca Harris, Ella Osman, Ella Wheatcroft, Jessica Walmsley, Isaac Hunter, Middle Row from the back: Emma Walmsley, Front Row (left to right): Corey Bacon and Douglas McLeary.

Key Stage Three Winner, Emma Walmsley, and Key Stage Four Winner, Isaac Hunter, will now be entered in the Regional Round covering Cumbria and North Lancashire.

A delighted Headteacher, Dr Paul Williams, said: “Well done to all pupils that took part in the competition.  There were some really fantastic images.  We obviously have some real talent in school and wish Emma and Isaac the best of luck with the next round.”