Young Photographer Winners

Young Photographer Winners

The Rotary Club of Royston is delighted to be able to announce the results of its Young Photographer Competition.

This year the theme was “Colours of Nature” and the competition once again attracted some extremely high-quality pictures, particularly bearing in mind the ages of the entrants.

The junior category (7-10) was won by Joel Baker, aged 8, for his photo of the “Sands of Sound” in Shetland. The judges commented that it is a beautiful seascape, technically very good, and a wonderful composition.

The winner in the intermediate category (11-13) was Olivia Frost, aged 12, for her picture of an avocet. The judges said the photo had a wonderful texture which gave a sense of movement to the background and also the colours of the background set off the bird perfectly.

Graeme Dargie, the club’s chair of youth activities, said: “Once again, we were hugely impressed with the quality of all the entries. I should like to thank all the young people who took part, as well as the judges – Keith Truman and Peter North, from Melbourn Photographic Club, and Royston Rotary’s own Ray Munden. My thanks, too, to Royston Photographic Club, which has offered to provide a coaching session to our talented young photographers.

Finally, our best wishes go to Joel and Olivia, whose winning entries go forward to the Rotary District competition.”

All the entries may be found at