Picture perfect for the Midhurst and Petworth Rotary photograph competition

Picture by William West
Picture by William West

‘Reflection’ was the theme of this year’s Midhurst and Petworth Rotary Club young photographer competition and judges had a hard task choosing from a ‘very high standard’.

Winners were William West in the 11-13 intermediate age group and Amy Oster-Ritter in the seniors aged 14-17.

Picture by Amy Oster-Ritter

Picture by Amy Oster-Ritter

They both go on to the Rotary district final judged in April and will be presented by Michael Chevis with an A3 mounted print of their favourite portfolio photograph.

Rotary spokesman Helen Chapman said: “The competition aims to encourage youngsters to experiment with digital or traditional methods and show interpretation of the chosen theme.”

Held at Midhurst Rother College each student was asked for three photographs in colour or black and white.

Andrew Haywood MRC’s new photography head opened the competition to all photographers who were judged internally to get to the final 12. These were judged by sponsor and professional photographer Micheal Chevis who was helped by photographer Steve Morley and former MRC principal Dr Joe Vitagliano.

“Judges commented on the very high standard of entries,” said Helen.

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