Wild nature inspires young photographers

This photograph of a plover by Josh Owens was among the first of the competitions entries to arrive.

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The Rotary Club of Campbeltown has started to receive entries for its Young Photographer of the Year competition.

Budding young photographers in three categories – seven to 10-year-olds, 11 to 13-year-olds and 14 to 17-year-olds – are in with a chance of winning prizes for their wild nature-themed images.

The winner of each section will receive a voucher for a day course with Loch Visions of Ardfern where they can hone their digital photography skills. They will also go forward to the district competition next year.

If they are chosen as winners at that stage, they will go on to compete in the national finals in March 2021.

Plans are in place for an exhibition of entries at Campbeltown Picture House in November or December.

Each entry consists of three photographs, each of which should be at least 5MB but not bigger than 15MB.

Entry forms are available at the flower counter in Fresh Connection on Campbeltown’s Main Street or by emailing campbeltownrotary@gmail.com.

The closing date is September 30 and entries should be left at the Argyll Hotel, Main Street, Campbeltown, in an envelope marked for the Rotary Club of Campbeltown or emailed to campbeltownrotary@gmail.com.