Charlotte snaps up a national Rotary prize
A LOCHNELL Primary pupil has won the Rotary International Young Photographer of the Year Competition in the junior category for 2016.
Charlotte Jackson- Stark, 10, beat off competition from hundreds of youngsters across Great Britain and Ireland to achieve her succes in the national final, having first won through at local, district and regional levels.
Charlotte, who was sponsored by Oban Rotary Club, said: ‘I have loved photography since I was three years old. My passion grew when I went to America on holiday where I always took the camera and took my own pictures, and it was great.
‘I was nine when I entered a local horticultural show and I got prizes for the pictures I submitted.
‘My school told me about this Rotary competition and I was excited to take part and went round taking lots of pictures. I was very shocked, amazed and extremely pleased to hear that I had won Rotary’s competition. It was a good thing to happen to me this week as my dad was having an operation and it cheered me up.’
Charlotte’s winning photograph, one of three submitted by her, was a waterfall scene at Glen Creran.
Charlotte, mum Kirsty and dad Adrian after receiving her award.