RSPCA Young Photographer Awards Opens for Entries!

Time to shine! 18-and-unders can enter the celebrated awards

Budding younger photographers are being inspired to enter the RSPCA’s high-profile nationwide younger images competitors which is now celebrating its thirty third yr.

The 2023 RSPCA Younger Photographer Awards opened for entries on Thursday 4 Could 2023 and run till Tuesday 15 August. The judges are wanting ahead to a different yr of spectacular entries – having final yr had greater than 4,000 to sift via.

With ten totally different classes* to select from, there’s one thing for everybody, no matter their curiosity – and a few fabulous prizes to be gained. All animals are welcome, from pets to wildlife, bugs, livestock and extra.

TV presenter, wildlife advocate and long-term RSPCA supporter, Chris Packham mentioned: “I’m actually excited in regards to the launch of this yr’s RSPCA Younger Photographer Awards and I hope many younger individuals will get exterior and {photograph} their favorite animals or bugs for this improbable competitors.

“As judges we’re by no means fairly positive what we’ll see on judging day – and that’s a part of the fantastic thing about this competitors. We might see footage of something, from somebody’s household canine, to a fox cub out within the wild or a bumble bee in mid-flight. image.png

“We discover our younger photographers at all times ship. Being concerned with this competitors is among the highlights of my yr as I get so enthusiastic about the truth that children are getting keen on animals and taking some nice pictures alongside the best way.”

Following its fashionable introduction final yr, the ‘Pet Portraits’ class shall be that includes once more on this yr’s competitors. Additionally returning is the inclusive ‘Cell Telephone and Gadgets’ class, which gives everybody the prospect to enter, even when they don’t have entry to an expert digicam.

Younger Photographer awards choose and RSPCA photographer, Andrew Forsyth, mentioned: “Day by day younger individuals are capturing nice pictures on their cellular gadgets, so it was actually necessary for us to not exclude that creativity from the competitors. We noticed some nice entries to the ‘Cell Telephone and Gadgets’ class final yr – it actually opens up the competitors to such an thrilling array of images. We will’t wait to see what we get this yr.

“I believe the most effective factor in regards to the RSPCA Younger Photographer Awards is that photographers are at all times bringing recent concepts, attempting various things, and new approaches. It’s at all times an actual pleasure and a shock to look via the entries yearly.”

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

“Yearly I’m so impressed by the extent and ability within the images which might be submitted,” Chris continued. “I’d actually encourage all younger individuals to have a go at coming into, even when that is their first time getting out into nature and taking some pictures – simply give it a strive, you don’t need to be a seasoned photographer to be in with an opportunity of successful.”

The judges will award trophies to winners in every class, in addition to crowning an General Winner. The General Winner will obtain a weekend images break with award­-winning wildlife photographer Danny Inexperienced’s workforce at Natures Photographs. Value £675, this fabulous prize consists of two nights’ lodging for the winner and a mother or father/guardian.

The winners shall be introduced in December 2023, at an awards ceremony hosted by Chris Packham on the Tower of London.

Younger photographers can add their photos, view previous galleries and discover out all the things they should know at:

Sponsors of the competitors are Natures Photographs (wildlife images holidays), Camtraptions (digicam traps for wildlife images) and (assets for nature photographers).

To assist the RSPCA proceed rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in determined want of care please go to our web site or name our donation line on 0300 123 8181.

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