See the winning photos from Rugby Photographer of the Year competition

Emma Tilley's photo won the junior section

Emma Tilley's photo won the junior section

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Judges had a tough job selecting the winners for the Rugby Photographer of the Year competition.

The standard of entries was high for this year’s competition, run by the three Rotary clubs in Rugby and supported by the Rugby Advertiser.

Joe Hughes's photo won the intermediate section

Joe Hughes's photo won the intermediate section

‘Light up your Community’ was the theme for the young photographers to work to.

The winners were Laura Clarke, 18, (senior section), who attends Ashlawn Academy Trust; Joe Hughes, 14, (intermediate section) from Lawrence Sheriff School and Emma Tilley, nine, (junior section) who attends Paddox Primary School.

They will each receive £25 and a 10x4 canvas print of their picture, kindly donated by Max Spielmann in Rugby.

Age group winners of local heats are then entered into a district competition.

It was hard to choose the winners because there is so much artistic talent in Rugby

Mike Baker, freelance photographer

Judges included the Rotarians, local freelance photographer Mike Baker and Paul Richards from Max Spielmann in Rugby.

Assistant governor Terri Morgan, from Rotary Club Of Rotary Saturday Breakfast, said: “This year we had some outstanding entries resulting in a very high standard.

“I feel very proud and privileged to be involved with these young people and witness their talent by using their imaginations through the camera lens. Congratulations to them all and good luck for the next round.”

Mike, who is a freelance photographer for the Rugby Advertiser, said: “I was really impressed with high standard of photographs in this year’s competition.

Laura Clarke's photo won the senior section

Laura Clarke's photo won the senior section

“It was hard to choose the winners because there is so much artistic talent in Rugby. I would like to congratulate everybody who took part and shared some really creative pictures.

“They were all brilliant, but we could only select three winners and I’m sure we made the right choices.”

The winners were awarded with their certificates and prizes when they visited the Max Spielmann store

The winners were awarded with their certificates and prizes when they visited the Max Spielmann store