Charlotte snaps up a na­tional Ro­tary prize

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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