Young Photographers Competition
Cambridge Camera Club (CCC) originally introduced this competition some years ago to encourage the children and grandchildren of its members into photography. Later the entry was extended to some of the Cambridge schools, and the competition ran in parallel with the club’s Annual Exhibition.
The Rotary Club also has a local competition for young photographers, which then leads winners into their District and National competition. There was a benefit to amalgamating with the Rotary Club so that winners had a chance to gain District and National awards (and, of course, more prizes).
A new theme is set each year, and it’s important that images reflect the given subject.
Judging of the 2021 Competition
For the first time in 2021, the Rotary Club were able to utilise CCC's bespoke system in order to upload the images, and then to judge and score all the entries on a single day.
Judges included members of the Rotary Club (Cambridge), Cambridge Camera Club, and representatives from the sponsors: Cambridge Independent, Campkins and John Lewis & Partners.
Our CCC Judges look to award 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for each age group.
Introduction to the 2021 Competition
A short YouTube video about the 2021 Young Photographers Competition.
Cambridge Camera Club is very grateful to John Lewis & Partners for their continued support for the Young Photographers Competition through what has been a very difficult year.
Our CCC Judges made the following awards:
o 14-17 yrs — 1st, 2nd and 3rd
o 11-13 yrs — 1st, 2nd and 3rd
o 7-10 yrs — 1st, 2nd and 3rd
o Under 7 yrs — Acknowledgement (single entry)
Each of the award winners will receive John Lewis & Partners gift cards.
We also appreciate the continued collaboration with the Rotary Club (Cambridge), Cambridge Independent and Campkins on this competition. Please meet the Sponsors here.
Images from the 2021 Competition
The winners of the individual age groups are shown below, and the whole competition can be viewed either by clicking on the image or by following the link here.
Young Photographers of the Future
Please encourage your children to pick up a camera (or a phone) to enjoy photography, get creative and enter the competition.