Builth Wells Rotary recently organised the local heats of the Rotary Young Photographer Competition 2024.

The heats were held at Ysgol Calon Cymru High School, on the Llandrindod Wells Campus.

The aim of the competition is to challenge the pupils to produce an image inspired by a theme.

The theme this year was ’Rebuilding’ - this gave scope for their own interpretation.

Each entrant was asked to provide a brief sentence explaining what the photograph represents and their inspiration behind the image.

The students, all from Year 10, were presented with their certificates by Builth Wells Rotary President, Ciaran O’Connell.

This year’s winner was Fiona Montana, whose image had the title ‘Rebuilding Childhood Dreams’.

Winner Fiona Montana
Winner Fiona Montana pictured alongside Ciaran O’Connell (Builth Wells Rotary President) (Builth Wells Rotary)

The winning entry now proceeds to the District Competition, from where it may be selected for the Regional Final, which is held at the Senedd.

The Rotary says it was honoured to have Bob Walls judging the competition again this year. Bob is Chairperson of Builth Wells Photographic Club, where he and fellow members, are keen to encourage novice photographers to develop their skills.

The photographic club can be contacted at www.builthphotographic.co.uk