Posted by Iain Ramsay on Mar 12, 2018

‘Snapping up some Winners’

the Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock will once again be organising a Local Heat for 2019 - closing date for entries 31/01/19. If you would like to receive further details and an information pack when published please contact

The Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock kicked off 2018 with a completely new but successful event for young people in Thurrock. The Young Photographer competition for 7 to 17 year olds received an extremely rewarding number of entries from primary and secondary schools across the borough. One of the organisers, Rotarian Alan Falder commented, “It’s no wonder that the judges had such a difficult task choosing the winners as I was really amazed by the high standards of entries around the theme – “A Different Perspective”.


The judges finally agreed on the following winners pictured above with their work: Junior category - Luke Merrigan  from  St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School; Intermediate category – Harry Sharples from Treetops School; Senior category – Sheryl Deerberg from Grays Convent High School. These winners will now go on to compete in the Rotary 1240 District finals in April and then possibly on to represent Thurrock in the Rotary National finals in May.

All competition entrants received a signed Certificate of Participation, and the winners of each category attended a presentation event recently at Orsett Hall at which they were each awarded a certificate and a £50.00 cheque.