With instant results, the digital camera has revolutionised photography. As a talent and art form, Rotary celebrates the photographic skills of young people with a sequence of competitions that allows them to demonstrate and display what they can produce

With instant results, the digital camera has revolutionised photography. As a talent and art form, Rotary celebrates the photographic skills of young people with a sequence of competitions that allows them to demonstrate and display what they can produce

This Year's Competition

 

There are 3 age groups in the Rotary Young Photographer competition (7-10, 11-13 and 14-17, as on 31st August 2018) and for 2018-19 entrants are required to produce a portfolio of 3 photographs based on the theme “Beauty of Nature”.  Local heats will be organised by Rotary Clubs located throughout Devon and Cornwall, with the winners being entered into the District 1175 Young Photographer competition, and the best entries in that competition being forwarded to compete nationally.

Entrance is free and certificates will be awarded to everyone participating.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners at each level of the competition.  Full details of the Rotary Young Photographer competition and entry forms are included below, but please contact your local Rotary Club (click here for contact details) for more information. If your local Rotary Club is not running a competition in your area then please use the contact form below to enquire about participating in the District Direct Entry competition.

One of our prize sponsors for the 2018-19 District 1175 Young Photographer competition is ACD Systems.  If you are new to photography, they have some really useful advice to help make your pictures look really great.  Please click here to visit their "Photography 101" tutorial webpage.

Ross Hoddinott

The winners of each age group in the District 1175 Young Photographer competition will be invited to attend a photographic workshop with Ross Hoddinott in North Cornwall on Friday 15th March 2019 from 12:00 noon to dusk.  This date is fixed and the prize is not transferable.  If the winners are unable to attend then the runners-up will be invited in their place.  Ross will provide one-to-one tuition to the young photographers, with additional support being provided by Peter and Caroline Bland of Silverlake Photography.  This will be a fantastic experience!

Please click on the respective names above to visit their websites for an idea of the level of tuition you will receive.  If we are unable to run the 2019 workshop for any reason (eg, bad weather or incapacitation) then we will cancel the workshop and award cash prizes and a signed copy of one of Ross’s books instead.

 
The best of the district competition entries will be exhibited at district conference in 2019 and conference delegates will be invited to vote for their favourite photographs. Two ACDSee licences will be awarded to the delegates' favourite winner and runner-up.

 


 

What Happened Last Year

 

Click here to see the results of the
2017-18 District Competition

Click here to see the results of the 2017-18 competition

2017-18 Winners' Workshop

Unfortunately, the 2017-18 Winners' Workshop had to be cancelled due to the death of Ross's mother the day before the workshop was due to take place.  As a result, the winners were instead each awarded a £50 Amazon voucher, together with a signed book from Ross Hoddinott.  The winners were all understandably disappointed that the workshop was cancelled, but they fully appreaciated the reason why and they all sent their kindest wishes to Ross and his family.

 Click here to see the results of the
2017-18 National Competition

 Click here to see an overview of the
2016-17 Winners' Workshop

 


 

More information for Competitors

 

2018-19 Competitors Information Pack

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 2017-18 Application Form

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Click here to see what happened in the
2016-17 Competition

Click here to see what happened in the
2015-16 Competition

 


 

More information for Competition Organisers

 

2018-19 District Guidance Notes

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2018-19 RIBI Guidance Notes

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2018-19 Competitors Information Pack

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2017-18 Application Form

   pdf

2018-19 Competition Poster

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2018-19 School / Youth Group Invitation

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2017-18 Competition Certificate

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Click here to visit the RIBI Young Photographer Competition Webpage

 


 

District 1175 Young Photographer Competition Prize Sponsor

 

ACDSee - Prize Sponsor - Total photography control, from click to finish

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