Lancashire youngsters vying for RSPCA photography competition


Thirteen animal snaps taken by young people aged 10 to 18 have been shortlisted for the animal charity’s competition and the winner will be determined by votes cast online by members of the public.

Images include a wonderful starling murmurer, a resting cat and a cheeky pet rat.

The hound photo was taken by Tia Bannister, 17, from Carnforth, while the butterfly image was filmed by Bella Neal, 13, from Burnley.

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Tia Bannister’s Pocket Rocket Puppy

Shortlisted photographers come from far and wide, with finalists also hailing from Bristol, Essex, Glasgow, Hampshire, Hounslow, Kent, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Somerset, South Yorkshire and Warwickshire.

In December 2021, the overall winners of the 2021 RSPCA Young Photographer Awards were announced following official judging by a panel of photographic experts, including RSPCA Vice President Chris Packham and industry professionals.

In the second part of the competition (March 2022), there is a special online poll, named People’s Choice, for the public to choose their winning photo in the Mobile Phones and Devices category comprising three age groups under 12 , 12-15 years and 16 years. -18 years plus the Picture Perfect Pets category.

Bella Neal’s Butterfly

The winner of the RSPCA People’s Choice competition will receive £100 worth of Amazon.co.uk shopping vouchers, an RSPCA Young Photographer Awards trophy and a certificate.

Voting will be open for one week from Tuesday March 8 (12:30 p.m.), closing on Tuesday March 15 at 1 p.m. The winner will be announced on the RSPCA Facebook page on Thursday 17 March.

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