The winner and finalists of the NG KIDS Young Photographers Competition were revealed in the March issue of the magazine. Editor Fiona Thomson says it was an “amazing success” with ver 2 200 entries in the categories Animals, I Love South Africa, People and That’s Funny.
“The level of creativity and the quality of photographs we received was extraordinary,” says Thomson, “but we were most impressed by the finalists’ imagination, simplicity and originality.”
Jessica Wolf was crowned the overall winner. The judges were impressed with her control of a camera on a moving boat and that she managed to get five dolphins leaping out of the water in one amazing shot. Her prize package includes a Nikon D3100 camera and a family holiday at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, courtesy of The Shamwari Group.
Spur sponsored the competition, which meant each of the 12 finalists won a Spur meal voucher, a year’s subscription to NG KIDS, a Nikon Coolpix S3100 camera and a pair of Nikon Action binoculars.
The NG KIDS Young Photographers Competition is run annually along with Young Artists, Young Chefs and Young Conservationists. These competitions are aimed at young readers with interests in different or all genres. It provides the magazine with an opportunity to interact on a creative level with our readers and potential sponsors can target a specific audience.