Poppy captures the beauty of Arbroath

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A stunning trio of photographs by a young Arbroath photographer has progressed her to the regional stage of a national competition.

Arbroath High School pupil Poppy Willox has been selected as Arbroath Rotary Club’s Young Photographer of the Year.

Arbroath Rotary Club's Young Photographer of the Year has been named as Poppy Willox (centre). She is pictured here with competiton coordinator Wilson Robson and Rotary president elect David Miller.

Arbroath Rotary Club's Young Photographer of the Year has been named as Poppy Willox (centre). She is pictured here with competiton coordinator Wilson Robson and Rotary president elect David Miller.

Poppy (16) submitted what the judges described as a “stunning portfolio of three photographs” to carry off the title from a particularly high standard of entries from both High School and Arbroath Academy pupils.

Poppy made clever use of natural and artificial light in her compositions to highlight the beauty of Arbroath’s built heritage.

Arbroath Rotary Club president David Millar congratulated Poppy at the club’s weekly meeting at the Meadowbank Inn and presented her with the winner’s cheque for £100.

Poppy now goes forward to the Rotary District 1010 level of the competition.

If successful there, Poppy will move on to the national final.

In congratulating Poppy, Mr Millar said it was obvious a lot of thought had gone into both the content and the composition of the images.

He said: “As a club, we are always impressed with the standard of entries we get for this competition. It seems to rise every year so full marks to pupils and teachers alike for that accomplishment.”

Poppy’s photographs were on display at the club’s meeting last week where they attracted widespread praise.

The annual competition, coordinated by Rotarian Wilson Robson, has over the years attracted an incredibly high standard of entries, many of whom have progressed to regional and national success.

You can see all three of Poppy’s winning photographs on our website at www.arbroathherald.co.uk