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Seven young photographers from Ilkley area win prize in Rotary Club competition

Seven young photographers from the Ilkley area have been presented with their prizes for winning the Ilkley Wharfedale Rotary Club Young Photographer Competition.

This is the second year that the Rotary Club has organised the competition and entries came in from six local schools.  The prize giving took place on Thursday 25 January at the Clarke Foley Community Hub.

A spokesperson for the Rotary Club said: “The theme this year was Rebuilding and it brought in a wide range of interpretations in all 3 age categories: Junior 7 to 10, Intermediate 11 to 13 and Senior 14 to 17.  The judges were very impressed with the quality of the photographs and it was a challenging task to make their final choices.”

The prize winners in each age group were as follows:


1st Kaelum, aged 9: Do you want to try help me rebuild this nest?

2nd Hannah, aged 7: Rebuilding the Lego gateway

3rd Toby, aged 10: The den


1st Will, aged 13: Destroying, creating, rebuilding Lego

2nd Elsa, aged 13: At the stonemason’s workshop

3rd Patrick, aged 13: Newborn life


1st Joseph, aged 16: The rebuilding of nature

First prize winners were awarded £30, second £20 and third £10. 

The photographs that won first prize in each age group will go forward to the Yorkshire and Humberside Rotary District Competition and the successful photographs from this stage will be entered in the Rotary National Photographic Competition.

The spokesperson added: “The winner in last year’s Junior Category came 2nd in the National Competition which was quite an achievement.

“The evening event at the Clarke Foley Community Hub was attended by the children and young people, their families, the judges, representatives from their schools and Rotary members of the Youth Committee as well as Jo Jarvis and Peter Mate, co-presidents of the Ilkley Wharfedale Rotary Club.”

All the photographs entered in the competition will be on display at the Clarke Foley Community Hub from the middle of February.


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