A stunning close-up photograph of piglets snoozing is among the winning shots in the RSPCA’s Young Photographer Awards.

Youngsters aged between nine and 18 were invited to capture the animal kingdom on camera for this year’s competition.

Sixteen-year-old Lily Edwards, from Bangor, caught the heartwarming moment a piglet snoozed in amongst its siblings – earning her a runner-up place in this year’s Farm Animals category.

Naming the image ‘Nap Time’ she said:  “I took this photo at a local farm. … Continue reading…

27.05.14

We’re offering young people the chance to win amazing prizes – in return for them getting snap happy with their favourite animals.

Young people aged 18 and under can enter our photography competition for a chance to win a first prize of a weekend photography break with award winning wildlife photographer Danny Green from Natures Images. All winners will get vouchers for photographic equipment from Wex Photographic and Olympus.

Our judging panel for 2014 includes long standing judge … Continue reading…

04.02.2014

Animal lovers are being given the chance to vote for their favourite snap of a pet in the People’s Choice category of the prestigious RSPCA Young Photographer Awards, which launched yesterday.

An official judging panel, which included wildlife expert and RSPCA vice president Chris Packham as well as several industry professionals, selected their winners ready for a special ceremony in December.  Now it’s the public’s turn to pick their winner with a special online poll.

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19.12.13

A heron surrounded by water drops glistening in the setting sun has won first prize in a competition for young people.

Danielle Connor, 17, from Wimbledon, London was today named the overall winner of our Young Photographer Awards 2013 (YPA13) for her atmospheric ‘Bokeh Heron’ photograph taken at her local pond. She also won the 16-18 years category for the same photo.

TV personality, wildlife expert and RSPCA vice president Chris Packham led a judging panel of industry professionals … Continue reading…

22.11.13

A duckling trudging wearily down a long road, a kingfisher splashing out of a river and a grandad so soothed by his cat that he falls asleep under his newspaper. These are just some of the visual treats on offer in this year’s RSPCA Young Photographer Awards (YPA).

A shortlist of 37 stunning shots has been selected from thousands of entries ahead of an exclusive event to announce the winners next month.

The varied mix of images range from … Continue reading…