Young snappers took inspiration from animals, family and landmarks to create stunning photographs as part of a popular annual competition.

The Rotary Young Photographer Awards evening showed just how talented Uttoxeter Pyramid pupils are as they amazed judges with the quality of their entries.

A host of prizes were handed out to talented primary, middle and high school students in black-and-white and colour categories.

Hundreds of entries were made in the "up to year six", "years six to 11" and "sixth form" age groups.

Former Uttoxeter Rotary Club president Alan Durose had the honour of presenting the delighted youngsters with their coveted awards.

Thomas Alleyne's High School pupils won many of the accolades, including 26 of the 29 "commended" or "highly-commended" awards at sixth form level.

In the "up to year six" category, Oldfields Hall Middle School pupil Josh Fowler won the black-and-white and and colour categories with his pieces Orchid and Sisters.

Rhino Line-up by Euan Walsh
Rhino Line-up by Euan Walsh

Alleyne's pupil Euan Walsh won the colour section of the "year six to 11" competition with Rhino Line-up.

Eisha Ball of Oldfields Hall Middle School won the black-and-white section with Little Helper.

In the sixth form category, Alleyne's student Becky David won the colour section with Box Narrative, while the black-and-white section was won by Eleanor Geofferson with Chair Study 2.

Alleyne's head teacher Julie Rudge said: "The art department is very proud that several of their students gained first places in several categories and commendations in the competition.

"The judges were exceptionally impressed on the quality of the student’s entries which were of a professional standard in many cases."

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