Young Photographer 2019

Bewdley High School's record entry for the 2019 competition secures a third place in the District round for Oliver Wooldridge

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The 2019 Club round of the Rotary ‘Young Photographer’ competition was held at the Bewdley School and the prize presentations were held on the 14th February in front of a large audience of competitors and parents.

It is the tenth year that we have held this competition in the school and it yielded a record number of 117 entries across the two age ranges.

Each competitor was required to produce three photographs from a given subject, this year’s subject being “Beauty of Nature”. The Judging was very difficult, particularly in the Intermediate section but eventually the Judges, Colin Hill, Bob Hill and professional photographer and school governor, Terry Livesey, came to an agreement.

Club President, Bob Bayliss, presented the prizes to the Senior section with Oliver Wooldridge taking the Winner’s prize, Nathan Child securing runner-up and Bea Cartwright receiving the prize for Best Individual Picture.

Ex-Mayor Cllr Derek Killingworth, representing Bewdley Town Council, then presented the prizes for the Intermediate Section with Edward Powell taking first place, Thomas Weston securing runner-up and Frankie Fradgley securing Best Overall Picture.

The winner’s photographs from each category were entered into the District round of the competition and Oliver Wooldridge's entry was awarded third prize. A certificate and prize were presented to him by President Bob at a school assembly in April where Oliver received rapturous applause from his fellow students.