Wymondham High Academy pupils triumph in national photography contest for young people

One of Gabriel Guilfoyle's highly commended photographs in the Rotary Young Photographer contest. Pi

One of Gabriel Guilfoyle's highly commended photographs in the Rotary Young Photographer contest. Picture: Gabriel Guilfoyle - Credit: Archant

Two students in Wymondham have triumphed in a national photography competition.

One of Paula Averkamp's winning photographs in the Rotary Young Photographer contest. Picture: Paula

One of Paula Averkamp's winning photographs in the Rotary Young Photographer contest. Picture: Paula Averkamp - Credit: Archant

Paula Averkamp, a year 12 fine art student at Wymondham High Academy, submitted three photographs into the Rotary Young Photographer contest, which had 220 entrants.

One of Paula Averkamp's winning photographs in the Rotary Young Photographer contest. Picture: Paula

One of Paula Averkamp's winning photographs in the Rotary Young Photographer contest. Picture: Paula Averkamp - Credit: Archant

She progressed through local and district level, and last week found that her photographs, based around the theme of reflection, won the national contest.

One of Gabriel Guilfoyle's highly commended photographs in the Rotary Young Photographer contest. Pi

One of Gabriel Guilfoyle's highly commended photographs in the Rotary Young Photographer contest. Picture: Gabriel Guilfoyle - Credit: Archant

Her success was shared by fellow pupil Gabriel Guilfoyle, a year nine photography student, whose three photographs received a highly commended from the national judges.

One of Gabriel Guilfoyle's highly commended photographs in the Rotary Young Photographer contest. Pi

One of Gabriel Guilfoyle's highly commended photographs in the Rotary Young Photographer contest. Picture: Gabriel Guilfoyle - Credit: Archant

Both, who were put forward by the Rotary Club of Norwich, have now been invited to attend an awards presentation at the Norwich University of the Arts in June to celebrate their success.

One of Paula Averkamp's winning photographs in the Rotary Young Photographer contest. Picture: Paula

One of Paula Averkamp's winning photographs in the Rotary Young Photographer contest. Picture: Paula Averkamp - Credit: Archant


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