About the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards

Whether you're an experienced photographer or a keen beginner, you've entered before or you're not sure where to start, you're in the right place!

The aim of our RSPCA Young Photographer Awards is to encourage an interest in photography and an appreciation and understanding of all the amazing animals around us. It's open to anyone aged 18 or under and all we want is for you to enjoy the process and get creative. Every year we're blown away by the incredible images you send in!

Take a look at our 2021 finalist photos for inspiration and the video of the awards ceremony, 2021.

We can't wait to see your entries

Incredibly, the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards is now in its 31st year. In that time, it's grown to become an exciting and high-profile competition. Our panel of judges includes TV's Chris Packham, and winning entries often make it into national media. Lots of our winners have gone on to careers in photography, conservation or animal welfare. It's an opportunity not to miss.

With a range of subject and age categories to enter, there's a chance for everyone to get involved. You can enter multiple categories and submit more than one photo in each one. We give awards for every category and then the judges crown the overall RSPCA Young Photographer 2021. Could it be you?

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