A POWYS school pupil could be on her way to the final of an art competition after her effort won a competition organised by Builth Wells Rotary Club.

The club organised the local heats of the Rotary Young Photographer Competition 2024, which was won by Ysgol Calon Cymru student Fiona Montana.

The competition was held at the school’s Llandrindod Wells campus; it aim to challenge the pupils to produce an image inspired by a theme.

The theme this year was ’rebuilding’. Each entrant was asked to provide a brief sentence explaining what the photograph represents and their inspiration behind the image.


The students, all from Year 10, were presented with their certificates by Builth Wells Rotary president, Ciaran O’Connell, with Fiona, whose image had the title ‘Rebuilding Childhood Dreams’, was crowned this year’s winner. 

The winning entry now proceeds to the district competition, from where it may be selected for the regional final, which is held at the Senedd. 

Bob Walls, the chairperson of Builth Wells Photographic Club, judged the competition again this year.

He and fellow club members are keen to encourage novice photographers to develop their skills. The club can be contacted via their website at www.builthphotographic.co.uk.