Katy snaps her way into district competition

Photography of a puffin with it's beak open

Photographer, Katy R, has proceeded to the district round of the Rotary Young Photographer Competition 2021.

The Lower Sixth student, whose photographic hobby began when her grandfather gave her a camera, won the Newcastle round of the “Young Photographer” competition with a portfolio on the competition’s theme of “Wild Nature.”

Speaking about her latest collection of stunning images, Katy, said: “My interest in photography has always been mainly pictures of birds, especially those in the wild. I have chosen some examples to fit that theme. The puffin was on Lunga, an uninhabited island in the Inner Hebrides. The red kite is an example of humans helping wild birds to flourish; the feeding station at Gigrin Farm in Wales has been vital in preserving the species. Finally, the little egret at my local reserve (Gosforth NR in Newcastle-upon-Tyne) shows how the wild can be found even with the city limits."

The Young Photographer Competition is a well-established and successful competition promoted by Rotary Great Britain and Ireland (Rotary GBI). It is a three-stage competition designed to support and encourage the development of photographic skills, culminating with a National Final in June 2021.

This competition aims to encourage young people to experiment with photography, use digital or traditional methods of photography, show interpretation of their chosen topic and express their ideas through the medium of photography.

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