RSPCA Young Photographer Awards opens for entries - The Solihull Observer

RSPCA Young Photographer Awards opens for entries

Solihull Editorial 7th May, 2023   0

BUDDING young photographers are being encouraged to enter the RSPCA’s high-profile national young photography competition which is now celebrating its 33rd year.

The 2023 RSPCA Young Photographer Awards opened for entries last week and runs until Tuesday August 15.

The judges are looking forward to another year of impressive entries – having last year had more than 4,000 to sift through.

With ten different categories to choose from, there’s something for everyone, whatever their interest.

All animals are welcome, from pets to wildlife, insects, farm animals and more.

TV presenter, wildlife advocate and long-term RSPCA supporter, Chris Packham said: “I am really excited about the launch of this year’s RSPCA Young Photographer Awards and I hope many young people will get outside and photograph their favourite animals or bugs for this fantastic competition.




“As judges we’re never quite sure what we’ll see on judging day – and that is part of the beauty of this competition. We could see pictures of anything, from someone’s family dog, to a fox cub out in the wild or a bumble bee in mid-flight.

“We find our young photographers always deliver. Being involved with this competition is one of the highlights of my year as I get so excited about the fact that kids are getting interested in animals and taking some great photos along the way.”


Following its popular introduction last year, the ‘Pet Portraits’ category will be featuring again in this year’s competition.

Also returning is the inclusive ‘Mobile Phone and Devices’ category, which offers everyone the chance to enter, even if they don’t have access to a professional camera.

Judges include: wildlife photographer and TV presenter Chris Packham; wildlife photographer and presenter Rachel Bigsby; former competition winner-turned-professional photographer Catriona Parfitt; professional wildlife photographer and photographic guide Ellie Rothnie; and RSPCA photographers Andrew Forsyth and Emma Jacobs.

Visit https://young.rspca.org.uk/ypa/home to enter.

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