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Enter the Cambridge Rotary Club competition, supported by the Cambridge Independent
Enter the Cambridge Rotary Club competition, supported by the Cambridge Independent

Contest supported by Cambridge Independent - and there are prizes worth more £500 up for grabs from Campkins

The Cambridge Rotary Club has teamed up with the Cambridge Independent for a young photographers’ competition, with prizes worth more than £500 courtesy of Campkins.

Entrants have to supply a portfolio of three images on the theme of the ‘Beauty of nature’ to enter the contest, which is designed to support and encourage the development of photographic skills.

The competition is part of The Young Photographer Competition, a well-established and successful competition promoted by Rotary International in Britain and Ireland.

A selection of the best entries to the Cambridge competition will be printed in the Cambridge Independent.

Winners will be entered into the East Anglian District competition, taking place in April 2019, and the winners from that will go on to the national finals.

Keith Heppell, picture editor of the Cambridge Independent, said: “We are delighted to team up with the Cambridge Rotary Club for this contest and look forward to seeing the entries. The theme – beauty of nature – is broad and gives plenty of scope for creativity. It could encompass wildlife, landscapes, natural phenomena, weather and more. Good luck!”

The competition is open to all schools and college communities, including young people who are home educated, and any other young peoples’ community organisations, such as Scout or Guides groups.

There are two age groups in the Cambridge competition: intermediate, for those aged 11-13, and senior, for those aged 14-17 as of August 31, 2018.

Campkins will offer winners a lesson worth £50, a mini tripod worth £25, a camera care kit worth £25, a memory card worth £30 and a £25 voucher towards a camera. Two additional runners up from each age group will win lessons.

The judges from the Rotary Club and the Cambridge Independent will consider technical merit, content and composition, imagination and style. All competitors will be eligible for a certificate of participation and winners will receive certificates at an award ceremony, along with their prizes.


■ Entrants need to supply three photographs on the theme, ‘beauty of nature’.

■ Age groups are 11-13 (intermediate) and 14-17 (senior) as of August 31, 2018.

■ An application form must be completed. This is available from participating schools and groups, can be downloaded from the Rotary Club of Cambridge website or by emailing cambrotaryphotos@gmail.com.

■ Each entrant should provide a brief sentence describing what their photographs represent in relation to the theme.

■ Photographs should be submitted in jpeg format, and ideally 5MB in size to enable an A4 print to be produced.

■ Entries should be emailed to cambrotaryphotos@gmail.com and the completed application form scanned and attached

■ Entries must be received by Friday February 22, 2019.


■ Digital cameras or mobile devices and manipulations may be used.

■ Photographs can be in colour or black and white.

■ Photographs must be original work.

■ The copyright remains with the entrant, but Rotary and Cambridge Independent reserve the right to use images for the purpose of promoting the competition.

■ Names and ages of those involved in the competition may be used in coverage by the Cambridge Independent, in print and online.

■ Photographs which include those of people under 18 years old must be accompanied by written permission from the parent, guardian, or carer of the person for those photographs to be submitted.

■ The judges’ decision is final.

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