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Moray schoolgirl Olivia Barnett (17) named as winner of Young Photographer competition

By Jonathan Clark

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A MORAY schoolgirl been named as the winner of a local photography competition after snapping a beautiful picture of a stag.

Olivia Barnett (17), from Gordonstoun, was named as the winner in the senior category of Elgin Rotary's Young Photographer competition and went on to win the overall district competition.

Olivia Barnett is presented with her award.
Olivia Barnett is presented with her award.

She was presented with the Mike Phimister Memorial Quaich, as well as a cheque for £70, at a club meeting on Thursday, May 5.

The theme of the competition was 'colours of nature' and Olivia's photograph of a stag lying in moorland came first in both the Elgin Club competition and the Rotary District Competition.

Olivia Barnett's award-winning photograph.
Olivia Barnett's award-winning photograph.

She was one of 34 pupils from four local schools who entered the club’s competition. There were 10 entries in the senior category (age 14-17), eight in the intermediate (11-13) and 16 in the junior (7-10).

Other winners were Lucas Cowie (Gordonston) in the junior category and Lucy Bertenshaw (Elgin Academy) in the intermediate category.

Runners up were Amalia Govelzang (Gordonstoun) in the junior category and William Griffin (Gordonstoun) in the intermediate. Faith Ross (Elgin Academy) and Will Murdoch (Gordonstoun) were runners-up in the senior category.

The entries were judged by a panel and certificates were presented to all who took part as recognition for their work.

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