The winning images from this year’s Crosby Schools Photographic Competition are on public display at Crosby Library. The competition, run jointly by Crosby Camera Club and The Rotary Club of Crosby, asked young snappers to go out with their cameras and capture memorable images on the subject of ‘Architectural Sefton’.
The resulting exhibition contains a selection of commended and highly-commended prints from local schoolchildren, alongside the overall prize-winning photos, which were announced at a recent awards ceremony at St Luke’s Church, Crosby. Over 60 children and their families were in attendance to see Crosby Camera Club president Steve Lang and Crosby Rotary Club president Peter Calverley present the prizes.
Among the judges was local author and historian Hugh Hollinghurst, who commended the children on their efforts, saying how much he enjoyed looking at their work, while thanking both the Rotary and Camera clubs for their efforts in making the competition and the evening a success.
First prize in the Junior Section (6-11 years) went to Evie Vaughan of Waterloo Primary with her photograph of St Michael & All Angels Church.
First place in the Senior Section (12-18 years) went to Erin Thomas of Holy Family School with her image of the former Waterloo residence of Titanic captain Edward Smith.
Steve Lang, Crosby Camera Club President, said:
“It was fantastic to see the work of so many talented young people celebrated through our 2019 Photographic Competition. I’d like to congratulate those who entered for their effort and imagination, and I’d also like to thank all the local schools who supported them.I now encourage the community to show their support for our young artists by visiting Crosby Library and seeing these excellent photographs for themselves.”
The print exhibition is now open and runs until May 10th. For more information please contact Crosby Library on 0151 257 6400.