RSPCA calling on budding snappers to focus on photo competition - The Evesham Observer

RSPCA calling on budding snappers to focus on photo competition

Evesham Editorial 20th 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: “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.

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