John’s got a good eye

John Pringle, winner of Morpeth Rotary Club's annual photographic competition, receives his award from photographer Ken Stait.
John Pringle, winner of Morpeth Rotary Club's annual photographic competition, receives his award from photographer Ken Stait.
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A MORPETH optician showed his eye for a good picture by winning the Rotary Club of Morpeth’s second annual photographic competition.

Town photographer Ken Stait took time out to judge the 46 entries and he also presented the overall winner’s tankard to fellow Newgate Street businessman John Pringle.

Mr Pringle came out on top in the High Summer category.

Retired engineering training adviser Brian Humble was victorious in the Wings section with a close up of a peacock butterfly and agriculture lecturer Kevin Dunlop, who set up the contest when he was president, won the Rotary in Action category.

l Morpeth Rotary Club is working with local schools to support entries to the Rotary Young Photographer competition, which has a regional, and then a national, final.

Prizes will be awarded for first and second in each age group, plus a large canvas print made from one of the submissions.

The theme for is Olympic Dreams or Olympic Spirit, with youngsters choosing their own topic within the theme.

Entrants are asked to submit a portfolio of four different prints, either colour or black and white, no larger than A4 size.

They must also provide, in no more than 50 words, a description of the inspiration for their photographs and how they reflect the theme.

The age categories are 11 to 13 years (date of birth 01/09/1997 to 31/08/2000) and 14 to 17 years (date of birth 01/09/1993 to 31/08/1997). The deadline for entries is Saturday, January 7.

For more information about the competition and to request an entry form, contact Jim Dunn on 01670 510008 or email rhonadunn@gmail.com