23 March 2021
Several St Mary’s students have achieved great success in the Rotary Club’s annual Young Photographer Competition.
The Young Photographer Competition is a well-established and successful competition promoted by Rotary Great Britain and Ireland (Rotary GBI). It is a three-stage competition designed to support and encourage the development of photographic skills. The Cambridge Competition is organised by The Rotary Club of Cambridge in association with the Cambridge Independent newspaper, the Cambridge Camera Club and Campkins Cameras.
This competition aims to encourage young people to:
- Experiment with photography
- Use digital or traditional methods of photography
- Show interpretation of their chosen topic
- Express their ideas through the medium of photography
The panel of judges consisted of representatives of the sponsors of the competition – the Cambridge Camera Club, the Cambridge Independent newspaper and Campkins Cameras, together with representatives of the Rotary Club of Cambridge.
The standard of entry this year was extremely high and the judges had a difficult task. However, they were unanimous in awarding Albany G., a Year 13 Art A Level student, ‘Highly Commended’, and Masha I., a Year 12 Photography A Level student, ‘Commended’ in the Senior Age Group. Whilst Madeleine H., a Year 8 Art Scholar, was ‘Highly Commended’, Esme L. in Year 8 was also ‘commended’ in the intermediate age group.
A selection of the best entries will be published in the Cambridge Independent on Wednesday 31 March 2021. At a later date, depending on the progress with ending the lockdown, there may be an exhibition of the best photos in the Grand Arcade later in the year.