Enter the Young Photographer, Young Artist, or Young Environmentalist competitions with the Rotary Club of Cambridge

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The Rotary Club of Cambridge is calling on all young photographers, artists and environmentalists and is launching three competitions in partnership with Cambridge Independent.

There are multiple age categories in all three, and the winners advance to the regional finals, while the winners advance there to the national finals.

Rotarian John Barrett said, “The level that has been achieved in competitions over the past few years has been quite amazing. It’s very encouraging to see the creativity of young people participating.”

Photographer competition from last year’s competition received their awards at Campkins Cameras. From left Madeleine Haley, Intermediate Winner, with Owen Howell, owner of Campkins Camera, Daisy Dickinson, Senior Age Group Winner, with Jenny Chapman-Hay, Rotary Club of Cambridge President, and Horatio Martin, Junior Age Group Winner, with Gabrielle Barnard, from the Cambridge Camera Club. Image: Keith Heppell” data-root=”/_media/img/” data-path=”YRFDMYEN9NDG24FL5WW3.jpg” data-ar=”1.56″/>
The winners of the Rotary Young Photographer competition from last year’s competition received their awards at Campkins Cameras. From left Madeleine Haley, Intermediate Winner, with Owen Howell, owner of Campkins Camera, Daisy Dickinson, Senior Age Group Winner, with Jenny Chapman-Hay, Rotary Club of Cambridge President, and Horatio Martin, Junior Age Group Winner, with Gabrielle Barnard, from the Cambridge Camera Club. Image: Keith Heppell

The Young Photographers competition returns with the theme The Beauty of Architecture. Photographs should be submitted in digital format and images can be taken with any camera, phone or tablet, with manipulation permitted.

There are categories for under 7 year olds, 7 to 10 year olds, 11 to 13 year olds and 14 to 17 year olds.

Campkins Cameras in Cambridge, which is hosting Cambridge Photography Week this week, are providing prizes for equipment and tuition.

The winning images will be printed and exhibited at the Cambridge Camera Club’s annual exhibition and included in the online exhibition.

The Cambridge Independent will again publish a selection of the best pictures.

A picture of Horatio Martin in the 7-10 year old age group, who went on to win the national final.
A picture of Horatio Martin in the 7-10 year old age group, who went on to win the national final.

Remarkably, the winners of the Cambridge competition have been successful in the national finals four years in a row.

Last year, junior (7-10) group winner Horatio Martin won his category at the national competition.

The closing date for entries is January 31, 2023.

Meanwhile, the Young Artist competition, with categories for Under 10s, 11-13s and 14-17s, encourages creativity and is open to all schools, colleges, communities, orphanages and youth organizations.

Entries should be up to A3 in size and can be submitted in any medium. They must be submitted by February 7, 2023. Small cash prizes await the winners.

The Young Environmentalist competition is open to individual and group entries in three age categories (7-10, 11-13, and 14-17), with up to four entrants allowed in groups.

The aim is to encourage young people to research, study, explore and carry out a project on environmental sustainability within the theme of biodiversity.

Trophies and non-cash prizes will be awarded to the best entries in each age group.

Applications must be submitted by February 17, 2023.

The winners of the artist and environmentalist competitions are also featured in the Cambridge Independent.

Full competition details, entry forms and parental consent forms can be found at cambridgerotary.org.uk.


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