The Young Photographer Competition

About the Young Photographer Competition 2020-2021

The theme for this years competition is:

                           ‘Wild Nature’

The Young Photographer competition allows Young People to express themselves through the medium of photography.

The digital camera has revolutionised the photographic world with instant results and the end of the concept that the camera never lies. As a talent, and an art form, we celebrate the photographic skills of thousands of young people with a sequence of competitions that give them the chance to demonstrate and display just what they can produce. Each year, we see more and more entries for Rotary Young Photographer, each submitting a portfolio of photographs into the final.

This three stage national competition aims to help develop photographic skills. Young people can:

  • Experiment with photography
  • Interpret their chosen topic
  • Use digital and traditional methods of photography
  • Express ideas through the medium of photography

The competition is open to students in full time education in three age groups;

Junior                    7 – 10 years

Intermediate        11 – 13 years

Senior                  14 – 17 years

on 31st August 2020.

The photographs must be taken digitally and may be in colour or black and white.

Entries should comprise a portfolio of 3 individual prints.
A Digital version of the District Winner’s photographs for each age group will be required to accompany the entry to the RIBI round of the competition.

More details on age groups are shown in the  Rotary District 1070 Youth Services handbook and the competition information pack.

For full details of the Young Photographer competition rules  please Download the information pack here

The Young Photographer competition entry form can be downloaded here

Rotary clubs will run a local competition, the last date for entry being Saturday 6th February 2021 and  will then send the winning portfolio for each age group  to the District Competition coordinator by the deadline of Saturday 27th February 2021. to be entered into the District round of the competition.

For details of your local Rotary club see the District 1070 home page. Or in case of difficulty contact the District 1070 Young Photographer competition organiser Eoin Martyn

Entries for the District 1070 round of the Young Photographer competition need to be with the Rotary District 1070 competition organiser Eoin Martyn by Saturday 27th February 2021

All entrants to the District round of the competition and supporters are invited to attend.

District Competition results 2019 -2020 –  Theme ” Through My Eyes”

1st Khadijah Dudha Leicester High sponsored by the Rotary Club of Leicester
2nd Emily Mason Nicholas Hawksmoor sponsored by the Rotary Club of Towcester

1st Isobel Baxter Longsands Academy sponsored by the Rotary club of St Neots St Marys
2nd Callum Miskimmom Ernulf Academy sponsored by the Rotary club of St Neots St Marys

1st Joe Buckley Sponne School sponsored by the Rotary club of Towcester
2nd Rosie Robinson Longsands sponsored by the Rotary club of St Neots St Marys

Overall winner of the District Young Photographer of the Year trophy is Joe Buckley of Sponne School .

The winners of each age group have been entered into the National finals. We are, of course, uncertain when these will happen… or if they will happen.

All the entries were of a very high standard and the judges had a very tough job. Congratulations to the winners and well done to all the others for their excellent work.

Photographs submitted by overall winner Joe Buckley

National winners 2019-2020

Judging of the National round of the competition has been delayed due to the Corvin 19 virus outbreak.