Young Photographer

Wed 20th November 2019 at 17.30 - 19.30

Winners don't see eye to eye at successful Young Photographer competition

This year's theme of the Rotary Young Photographer competition "Through My Eyes" evoked different thoughts from the two winners of this annual event run by Brit Valley Rotary Club, fulfilling the idea to give participants the chance to express themselves through photography, interpret the annual brief in an imaginative way, and experiment with digital and traditional methods.

The event held at Beaminster School last week (20th November) attracted a total of 33 students from both Beaminster and The Sir John Colfox Academy, which were judged by local professional Neil Barnes.

Each students brief was to produce three photographs and a brief description of their thought process.

Whilst Intermediate winner (aged 11-13) Daisy Channing included a view of her own eye when looking through a keyhole, Tiegan Donovan, Senior winner (aged 14-17), decided that the idea of photographing eyes was not meaningful to her, and instead opted to photograph the world through her eyes and how she sees beauty.  

The Intermediate runner-up was Harriet Smith with Molly Spain third, whilst Molly Pyper was Senior runner-up with Ola Megger in third place.

Parents, staff and Rotary members attended the successful event which saw the winning students presented with awards and certificates by Brit Valley Rotary Club President Lindsey Luxton.

Beaminster Head of Photography Paul Haigh said there had been the most interest shown for this competition in recent years, and added:"Photography has the power to capture special places, moments and memories."

Our main photo shows: Front (l-r) Intermediate winner Daisy Channing, Senior winner Tiegan Donovan and Ola Megger (Intermediate third) and back (l-r) Brit Valley Rotary Club President Lindsey Blair, judge Neil Barnes and Photography teacher Paul Haigh.