BUDDING snappers from Dodderhill School have come out on top in a regional photography competition.

Year six pupil, Maanvi Jain, from Droitwich Spa, has won the Worcestershire Young Photographer of the Year competition. The 10-year-old took the first place position in the primary age group category, with year five pupil, Daisy Lane, nine, from Bromsgrove, being one of three runners up.

The competition was tough, attracting over 500 entries from across the county. Both girls will now have large professional prints of their photographs produced and their images will be printed in the Worcestershire Young Photographer of the Year Book. In July they will be able to hone their skills further as they’ve also secured workshop places with a professional photographer.

In addition, Jessica Mason in year 11 was short listed in the competitive upper secondary category.

Cate Mawston, headteacher at Dodderhill School, said: “We nurture all types of talent at Dodderhill School and actively encourage students to do what they love, alongside the curriculum.

“It’s great news to see our students doing so well in a regional competition that recognises their beautiful photography talents.”

All the entries were judged by a panel of experienced Beacon Camera Club members, many holding distinctions from the Royal Photographic Society.