Contest success for college students

Exmouth Community College pupil Jacob Congreve's winning entry in the Rotary Club young photographer

Exmouth Community College pupil Jacob Congreve's winning entry in the Rotary Club young photographer competition. - Credit: Archant

Young photographers and writers from Exmouth Community College have been given the chance to show off their skills by Rotary International.

The organisation ran two contests, one for young photographers and the other for young writers, with the theme for both being ‘peace’.

In the photography contest, year eight pupil Jacob Congreve won the school’s intermediate competition, with his picture of a swan in flight, and then went on to win the district and regional contests to qualify for the national finals.

The senior winner was Post-16 student Jennifer Wellington, who produced sepia toned portraits in a Victorian style, and both winners won a cash prize, with all the other entrants receiving certificates.

In the writing competition, which a group of year seven pupils took part in, entrants had to compose a letter on a single side of A4 paper, with peace as the theme or inspiration. Maisy Farr was named as winner, with Elizabeth Jackson as runner up. Also commended were Poppy Perry-Hake, Lewis Escott, Courtney Mitchell, Beth Merry, Rebecca Jackson, Alice Wright, and Damian Lis.


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All the prizes were handed out at the college’s Green Close library, with Rotary International members and college principal Tony Alexander in attendance.

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