Rotary club looking for imaginative and young snappers

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Bexhill Rotary Club is continuing its efforts to support the town’s young people with a photography competition.

The Young Photographer Competition aims to encourage young people to experiment with different techniques and express their ideas through the medium of photography.

The theme for this year’s competition is Light up the Community and it is part of nationwide competition organised by Rotary International in Britain and Ireland (RIBI).

Local heat-winners will be entered into the district competition and the winner then onto the national final.

It is up to individual competitors to show their interpretation of their chosen topic within the theme and there are many ways to do so. It could be based on a community project, fundraising, displays, activities or events which raise money or offer help to local communities.

Alternatively, it could be about a volunteer or group of volunteers who help to Light up the Community with their hard work and time.

A portfolio of three photographs should be submitted. These can either be colour or black and white, no larger than A4 on photographic paper.

Applicants must also write, in no more than 50 words, a description of the inspiration for their photographs, and how they reflect the theme.

The competition is for students in full-time education and is free to enter. There are three age categories: Junior, 7–10 years, Intermediate, 11–13 years and Senior, 14–17 years.

The closing date for entries is 31st March.

District competition winners will be asked for a digital copy in jpeg format on disc and ideally 5Mb for an A4 sized print as part of the national final submission.

Competitors will receive a certificate of participation. The national winners will receive appropriate awards.

For further information please contact Richard Harrison 01424 444316 or look on our website www.bexhill.rotaryweb.org.