Rotary fosters young talents

CREATIVITY: From left: Head of art Nicky Hannam, Ophelia Brawn, Allessandra Vuolo, Rotarian Mike Boyes, who presented the awards, Freddie Hayward and Emilia Laird.

ART: Eyes by Emilia Laird.

First published in News

YOUNG writers, photographers and artists have put their thinking caps on for the latest round of competitions.

For the third year, North Cotswolds Rotary Club has been working closely with the Cotswold School and local primary schools by sponsoring the Rotary Youth Competitions.

Rotarians Bob Hadley and Mike Boyes helped to judge the Young Writer, Young Photographer and Young Artist competitions.

“Some excellent work featured in every category”, said Mr Hadley. “Many people think the main purpose of Rotary is to raise funds for good causes at home and overseas. Not too many people realise it places equal importance on working with the community, and one priority is to encourage and foster the talents of young people.”

Entrants in the photo competition had to submit three prints on the subject of ‘people’ along with a brief written description.

In the senior category the winner was Allessandra Vuolo, and the intermediate category was won by Emilia Laird, with close-up pictures of eyes.

The young artist winner in the senior category was Ophelia Brawn, who produced a figure study in oil, and the intermediate section was won by Freddie Hayward for his animation.

In the young writer competition the senior category was won by Elena Gonzalez- Villamil Silva, and the intermediate by Sara Augustynowicz.

Entrants were asked to write about something that changed their lives.

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