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Rotary Young Photographer

Nailsea School students partake in the 2017 local heat of the national Rotary Young Photographer competition


Each year the Rotary Club of Great Britain and Ireland organises a series of competitions in schools, one of which aims to find the Young Photographer of the Year.  There are three levels of entry; Junior, Intermediate (age 11 – 13) and Senior (age 14 – 17).  The theme this year was ‘A Different Perspective’. The task was to produce three photographs on the theme and each entrant had to provide a brief sentence explaining what each photo represented in relation to that theme.

A number of entries were received from Nailsea School and the winners in the Intermediate and Senior categories were Shaza Lee (age 13) and Rose Jones (14) respectively.  The judges, Rotarians Roy Ackrill & Bob Keightley and Peter Holt of Backwell Camera Club were impressed by the extremely high standard of entry and Shaza and Rose were eventually declared worthy winners.  They each receive a certificate and a £25 token presented by Rotary 2017-18 President Chris Bales.  They now progress to the Rotary District heat involving entries via some 60 Rotary clubs.  If successful there, they would take part in the National final.  We wish them well.

Rose won 2nd place in the senior class in the District competition. Pictures shows Rose with her photographs, Rose receiving her certificate and prizes from the 2017-18 District 1100 Governor and Rose showing her certificate.