Honiton Camera Club praises its young photographers

Young photographers pick up their awards

Young photographers pick up their awards - Credit: Archant

Judges have a difficult job choosing the competition winners because standards were so high

Senior winner - First First day of Spring by Leah Carbine

Senior winner - First First day of Spring by Leah Carbine - Credit: Archant

The winners of Honiton Camera Club’s Young Photographer of the Year competitions have been praised for the high standard of their work.

With entries from across East Devon and competition subjects of ‘Wildlife’ or ‘Pets’, the judges had the very difficult task of choosing just three winners in each of the two groups – juniors, aged eight to 11 and seniors, 12 to 16.

Junior section winner - Swan Reflection by Jessica Talbott

Junior section winner - Swan Reflection by Jessica Talbott - Credit: Archant

Speaking at the prize-giving ceremony at Sidbury Mill, the club’s

chairman Kath McKnight said: “The judging was very hard, as we had many entries of a very high standard.

Senior third placed - Hare by Jude Dinham-Price

Senior third placed - Hare by Jude Dinham-Price - Credit: Archant


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“The main idea behind the competition was to encourage photography in the young and to encourage them to look around at the different wildlife in our local area and of course we knew that children love their pets and most pets are amenable to having their photograph taken.

“Due to the generosity from local businesses, who we would like to thank for their support, prizes of £60, £40 and £20 were awarded to the three winners in each section. All the young photographers were presented with a certificate and rosette.”

Second placed seniors - Chillin' on the Beach by Teganne Moore

Second placed seniors - Chillin' on the Beach by Teganne Moore - Credit: Archant

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The well attended prize-giving ceremony took place in the gallery at Sidbury Mill and was followed by refreshments.

Honiton Camera Club was established in September 1965. Today, it meets on alternate Friday evenings, 7.30pm to 9.30pm from mid-September to the end of May at the Methodist Church in Chapel Street, off New Street, Honiton.

Jjunior second placed - Wild and Woolly by Rosenwyn Meek.

Jjunior second placed - Wild and Woolly by Rosenwyn Meek. - Credit: Archant

The club welcomes new members of all abilities.

Lycia Moore, who joined the club in September 2017 said: “I was quite surprised when I went along to the first meeting last September, everyone was so friendly and welcoming. I have really enjoyed my first year with the club and would recommend anyone with an interest in photography to come along and see for themselves.”

Junior thrid placed - Winter Sun by Hattie Mullin

Junior thrid placed - Winter Sun by Hattie Mullin - Credit: Archant

For further information on The Honiton Camera Club, please visit their website at: www.HonitonCameraClub.co.uk or pop along to one of their meetings.

** If any of the children who entered the Young Photographer of the Year Competition would like their photographs returned, parents should contact Judith on 01395 597221.

Winners were:

Juniors: 1 Swan Reflection, Jessica Talbott, 2 Wild and Woolly, Rosenwyn Meek, 3 Winter sun, Hattie Mullin. Seniors: 1 First day of spring, Leah Carbines, 2 Chillin’ on the Beach, Teganne Moore, 3 Hare, Jude Dinham-Price.

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