Wellington Rotary Club has just launched its competition to find the Young Photographer of the Year 2016. Information has been sent to all primary and secondary schools to invite entries from keen snappers.
Entries are judged initially at local level but could then be forwarded to the District (which includes Somerset and parts of Wiltshire and Dorset), National and International Youth Photographic Competition for Great Britain and Ireland in July.
The themes for this year’s competition are Our World is Beautiful and My Favourite Neighbourhood View (which can be of town, village or countryside). Entrants submitting work in the local competition can include photographs based on either – or both – of the two themes but those wishing to have entries considered for the District and National competitions should enter 3 photographs on Our World is Beautiful.
Young photographers from 7 to 17 can enter in one of 3 separate age groups – Junior (from 7 to 10), Intermediate (from 11 to 13) and Senior (from 14 to 17) with age on 31 August 2015 to qualify. Entries should be submitted before 31st January 2016.
In the 2015 competition entries from pupils at Beech Grove Primary School and Wellington School won the Junior and Senior District competitions and were forwarded to be judged in the National and International event.
Rotary International Photographic Competition organiser David Elkington said, “The 2015 town competition was judged by Wellington Camera Club and I’m hoping they’ll be able to do so again in 2016. I hope too that The Mayor of Wellington will present the prizes once again. Entries have been used in the past to illustrate the town’s publications – Wellington Edge and the Town Guide – circulated to thousands of homes in and around the town.”