JUNIOR photographers snapped up the prizes in the annual Burton Bradstock Primary School inter-class photo competition.

It took place during the summer term for the sixth year running with all classes entering photographs linked to the topic Our Environment Tells a Story.

This year the Winner’s Shield went to Class 4 and they accepted, on behalf of the school, a Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera. Another Nikon camera was accepted on behalf of the school by pupil Eleanor Cox of Class 3 who submitted the best individual entry.

The contest was sponsored by Burton Bradstock Online.

The entries were judged by Patrick Coughlin, a professional photographer from London.

He said: “All the entries were of an excellent standard.

“But there had to be a winner and that was undoubtedly Class 4.”

He said he was ‘particularly impressed’ with Eleanor Cox’s entry and that she was a worthy winner of the individual prize.

All the photographs that were entered for judging will be posted on the Burton Bradstock Online web site at burtonbradstock.org.uk.

Headteacher Claire Staple thanked David Edwards, a member of the Online committee, for once again organising the competition and thanked the committee for its generosity in giving the school two more digital cameras for use by all the pupils.

She added: “The children have enjoyed taking the photographs and as a school we were very pleased to take part once again in this community-related activity.

“The standard of photographs improves each year as does the children’s enthusiasm to participate.

“The pupils were a particularly attentive audience when Mr Coughlin talked about and displayed some of the work he has been commissioned to do.

“Some of his advertising photographs are very well known.”