Picture Perfect Pets

Are you able to take picture perfect snaps of your pet? Are you ready to be discovered as a young aspiring photographer? Then get set to enter this year’s RSPCA Young Photographer Awards!

This is an exciting new category just for pets!

The brief 

Dog running in a field

This brand new category gives you the chance to show off your snapping skills by taking the best photo you can of your pet. Maybe you'll be capturing them in motion, in portrait, in black and white or with an artistic edge... we want to see what you can do!  


Why not use your photo to tell a story about your pet, to show their quirky, cheeky character or their quiet, gentle side? Whatever ideas you have, we want to see a whole load of potentially award-winning photos of happy pets entered into our new Picture Perfect Pets category this year.


Getting started

You may be able to take photos of your pet in your home, garden, local park or on the beach – think about the location for your photo. When you’re thinking about what you'd like to photograph, consider these ideas:

  • Theme – is there an idea or theme you’d like to focus on?
  • Mood – you can create a variety of moods or atmospheres, depending on how you take the photo. Try taking photos at different times of the day and in different weather conditions.
  • Top tips – see our top tips for photographing pets at home, and find out more about the behaviour of your cat or dog behaviour to ensure they are happy in your snaps. 


Entering the competition

So, if you're aged 18 or under (there's no lower age limit!) you can enter up to five photos in this category. Don't forget to tell us a bit about the photo – where you took it, why you like the animal and why you think your photo stands out – in 80 words or fewer.


Please note, you cannot submit mobile phone photos into this category, they will be disqualified. If you have captured a great shot on your phone enter it into our Mobile Phone and Devices category instead.


Read the full rules and terms and conditions before you enter and check out the prizes!

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