Ardnamurchan school pair snap up Rotary photo competition prizes

Beth Jackson's winning photograph of a winter scene. NO F18 - Winter by photographer Beth Jackson 2
Beth Jackson's winning photograph of a winter scene. NO F18 - Winter by photographer Beth Jackson 2

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Lochaber Rotary Club’s Young Photographer Competition went ahead this year, despite Covid.

Heats take place in Rotary districts across the UK and Lochaber’s winners now go forward to the West of Scotland heat.

Winning the intermediate section, 11-14, was Megan Park from Ardnamurchan High School who said: ‘I’ve always liked taking photos but have never entered any competitions before so I’ll need to take it more seriously now.’

Megan Park's winning photograph of lambs. NO F18 -Lambs by photographer Megan Park 2
Megan Park’s winning photograph of lambs.
NO F18 -Lambs by photographer Megan Park 2

Beth Jackson, also from Ardnamurchan High School, won the 14-17 senior section. She told the Lochaber Times: ‘I liked to take pictures with my mum’s phone but got my own for Christmas and have enjoyed experimenting with it.’

Rotarian Mike MacGruer added: ‘Congratulations to both girls and we wish them well as they go forward to the heats. We’ll be giving gift tokens to them and the runners-up. Thanks also to Fiona Beattie, Active Schools Co-ordinator for Ardnamurchan, for helping to promote the competition.’

Rotary President Richard Baxter said: ‘Although Lochaber Rotary has been involved in promoting the Young Chef and Young Artist competitions, this is the first time we have been involved in Young Photographer and we much appreciate the advice and experience of Iain Ferguson in acting as judge.’

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Beth Jackson’s winning photograph of a winter scene. NO F18 – Winter by photographer Beth Jackson 2

 

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Megan Park’s winning photograph of lambs.

NO F18 -Lambs by photographer Megan Park 2