Young photographer from Flintshire, Wales wins RSPCA’s photo competition

A 16-year old teenager from Flintshire, Wales has been voted as the winner of the RSPCA’s ‘People’s Choice’ photo competition.

Meerkat or dog? by Evey Garner from Deeside in Wales

Evey Garner, from Deeside in Wales won the competition with her picture of her dog Chip – entitled ‘Meerkat or dog?’.

Evey’s picture was one of 14 animal snaps taken by youngsters ranging from aged 11 to 18 shortlisted for the animal charity’s competition.

A total of over 1,600 votes were cast online for this category by members of the public with Evey’s humorous photo achieving the most votes.

Evey said: “Chip is so cute and bouncy but especially loves to do that position. I took the photo on my iPhone 8 as I was walking him and thought it would be a cute picture. I couldn’t believe I had won – especially against such amazing photographs.”

As the winner of the RSPCA People’s Choice competition – part of the animal charity’s annual RSPCA Young Photographer Awards – Evey will receive £100 worth of vouchers from Amazon.co.uk, a trophy and a certificate.

Back in December 2019 RSPCA Vice President Chris Packham announced the winners of the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2019 at an awards ceremony – following judging in September. The People’s Choice winner was then chosen by the public in an online poll.

The competition is kindly sponsored by Warners Midlands Plc and Natures Images.

Entries for the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2020 will open on Monday 4 May 2020.