27 April 2021
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 aimed 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.