SEVEN young photographers from the Ilkley area were presented with their prizes for winning the Ilkley Wharfedale Rotary Club Young Photographer Competition on Thursday, January 25 at the Clarke Foley Centre in Ilkley.

This is the second year that the Rotary Club has organised the competition and entries came in from six different schools.

The theme this year was 'Rebuilding' and it brought in a wide range of interpretations in all three age categories: Junior 7 to 10, Intermediate 11 to 13 and Senior 14 to 17.

The judges were very impressed with the quality of the photographs and it was a challenging task to make their final choices.

The prize winners in each age group were as follows:


1st Kaelum (aged 9) Do you want to try help me rebuild this nest?

2nd Hannah (aged 7) Rebuilding the Lego gateway

3rd Toby (aged 10) The den


1st Will (aged 13) Destroying, creating, rebuilding Lego

2nd Elsa (aged 13) At the stonemason’s workshop

3rd Patrick (aged 13) Newborn life


1st Joseph (aged 16) The rebuilding of nature

Ilkley Gazette: 1st Prize Intermediate: Will Gree1st Prize Intermediate: Will Gree

Ilkley Gazette: 2nd Prize Intermediate Elsa Bald2nd Prize Intermediate Elsa Bald

Ilkley Gazette: 3rd Prize Intermediate Patrick Ke3rd Prize Intermediate Patrick Ke

Ilkley Gazette: 1st Prize Junior: Kaelum Elliott1st Prize Junior: Kaelum Elliott

Ilkley Gazette: 2nd Prize Junior Hannah Lewis2nd Prize Junior Hannah Lewis

Ilkley Gazette: 3rd Prize Junior Toby Rance3rd Prize Junior Toby Rance

First prize winners were awarded £30, second £20 and third £10.

The photographs that won first prize in each age group will go forward to the Yorkshire and Humberside Rotary District Competition and the successful photographs from this stage will be entered in the Rotary National Photographic Competition.

A spokesperson said: "The winner in last year’s Junior Category came 2nd in the National Competition which was quite an achievement."

The evening event at the Clarke Foley Centre was attended by the children and young people, their families, the judges, representatives from their schools and Rotary members of the Youth Committee as well as Jo Jarvis and Peter Mate, co-presidents of the Ilkley Wharfedale Rotary Club.

All the photographs entered in the competition will be on display at the Clarke Foley Centre from the middle of February.