2019-20 Rotary Young Photographer

The digital camera has revolutionised photography. As a talent and art form, Rotary celebrates the photographic skills of young people with a sequence of competitions that allows them to demonstrate and display what they can produce

The digital camera has revolutionised photography. As a talent and art form, Rotary celebrates the photographic skills of young people with a sequence of competitions that allows them to demonstrate and display what they can produce
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2019-20 Competition

 

There are 3 age groups in the Rotary Young Photographer competition (7-10, 11-13 and 14-17, as on 31st August 2019) and for 2019-20 entrants are required to produce a portfolio of 3 photographs based on the theme “Through My Eyes”.  Local heats will be organised by Rotary Clubs located throughout Devon and Cornwall (club entry deadlines set locally), with the winners being entered into the District 1175 Young Photographer competition (district entry deadline 31st January 2020), and the best entries in that competition being forwarded to compete nationally (national entry deadline 28th March 2020).

Entrance is free and certificates will be awarded to everyone participating.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners at each level of the competition.  Full details of the Rotary Young Photographer competition and entry forms are included below (updates will be issued in June/July 2019), but please contact your local Rotary Club (click here for contact details) for more information.

If your local Rotary Club is not running a competition in your area then please use the contact form at bottom to enquire about participating in the District 1175 Direct Entry Competition and download the direct entry guidance below (direct entry deadline 10th January 2020).

One of our prize sponsors for the 2019-20 District 1175 Young Photographer competition is ACD Systems.  If you are new to photography, they have some really useful advice to help make your pictures look really great.  Please click here to visit their "Photography 101" tutorial webpage.

Ross Hoddinott

The winners of each age group in the District 1175 Young Photographer competition will be invited to attend a photographic workshop with Ross Hoddinott in North Cornwall on "Friday 13th March 2020" from 12:00 noon to dusk.  This date is fixed and the prize is not transferable.  If the winners are unable to attend then the runners-up will be invited in their place.  Ross will provide one-to-one tuition to the young photographers, with additional support being provided by Peter and Caroline Bland of Silverlake Photography.  This will be a fantastic experience!

Please click on the respective names above to visit their websites for an idea of the level of tuition you will receive.  If we are unable to run the 2020 workshop for any reason (eg, bad weather or incapacitation) then we will cancel the workshop and award cash prizes and a signed copy of one of Ross’s books instead.

 
The best of the district competition entries will be exhibited online in 2020 (and possibly at district showcase events) and people will be invited to vote for their favourite photographs.  ACDSee licences will be awarded to the favourite and the runner-up.

 


 

Latest Results

Click here to see the results of the
2018-19 District Competition

Click here to see the results of the 2018-19 competition

2018-19 Winners' Workshop

Sadly, the 2018-19 Winners' Workshop had to be cancelled due to bad weather, which was particularly unfortunate because the previous year's workshop was cancelled due to a breavement.  As a result, this year's and last year's winners were instead each awarded a £50 Amazon voucher, together with a signed book from Ross Hoddinott.  The winners were all understandably disappointed, but let's hope for better luck next year!

 Click here to see the results of the
2018-19 National Competition

 Click here to see an overview of the
2016-17 Winners' Workshop

 


 

More information for Competitors

 

2019-20 Competitors Information Pack

 pdf

2019-20 Entry Form

 pdf

2019-20 Direct Entry Guidance
(direct entry deadline 10th January 2020)

 pdf

 
Click here to visit the RIBI Youth Competitions Webpage

 


 

Click here to see what happened in the
2017-18 Competition

Click here to see what happened in the
2016-17 Competition

 


 

More information for Competition Organisers

 

2019-20 District Guidance Notes
(district entry deadline 31st January 2020)

 MS Word,   pdf

2019-20 RIBI Guidance Notes

 pdf

2019-20 Competitors Information Pack

 MS Word,   pdf

2019-20 Entry Form

MS Word pdf

2019-20 Competition Poster

 pdf

2019-20 School/Youth Group Invitation

 MS Word,   pdf 

2019-20 District Scoring Template 

 MS Word,   pdf 

2018-19 Competition Certificate

 pdf 

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Click here to visit the RIBI Young Photographer Competition Webpage

 


 

District 1175 Young Photographer Competition Prize Sponsor

 

ACDSee - Prize Sponsor - Total photography control, from click to finish

ACDSee - total photography control, from click to finish

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