Junior Camera Club: Budding photographers focus on great pictures - and winning!
THESE budding photographers will be glad to give their work a little exposure with the Grimsby Telegraph's Junior Camera Club.
Last week, we went into Oasis Academy Wintringham to talk to photography students about our Camera Junior Club – a competition to find the most talented photographers aged 16 and under to showcase their work.
Every month, we will choose the best photograph submitted and, in the same way that the adult camera club is rewarded, the lucky winner will be presented with a large canvas print of their picture, which will also appear in the Grimsby Telegraph.
And by the looks of the creative work that the students had on show, we already have a few potential winners in the frame.
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Paul Burgess, manager of competition sponsors Comley Cameras, on St Peter's Avenue, Cleethorpes, said: "I've seen some really interesting stuff that shows true creativity, using editing software to bring photography into the modern age.
"We are going to allow a bit more freedom with the junior competition because we want to encourage that imaginative approach that younger people take to their art."
The students at Oasis were keen to get involved and show their work off.
Jay Crossley, 13, said: "It will be a really good opportunity for me to get my work and my name out there.
"I show my friends and my family the pictures that I am proud of, but I like the idea of a lot more people being able to see them.
"There is one picture that I took in school that I'm thinking of entering."
Grace Stainforth, 13, said: "I love taking a picture of something and being able to transform it into something different.
"If I think about it and take some time, I think I could even have a chance of winning."
Kieran Kirk, 14, said: "I take pictures because I enjoy it – but winning a prize would be nice."
Resident photographer at Oasis Academy Wintringham, Mark Cribb, said: "These young people have done some fantastic work but I think a competition will really encourage them.
"They have a lot of talent and I have seen them create some unbelievable pictures."
The competition is open to anyone 16 years old or under – the original adult Camera Club continues to run for older entrants – and pictures must be taken locally.
To enter either Camera Club, e-mail a high-resolution image – big enough to be used on a large canvas print – to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name, address and your school, attached.
Those entering the adult club should include a contact number where possible. View an online gallery of selected images at www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/pictures