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Vote for the RSPCA People's Choice Award

The RSPCA is asking the public to vote for their favourite photo in the charity’s People’s Choice award for 2017.

The entries have been whittled down to a few finalists, and now it’s down to the public to choose the overall winner. The images include a tortoise about to eat a flower, a kitten with his paw poised to swipe, and two Cocker spaniels having fun on the beach, as well as a Labrador taking a nap, and a guinea pig sheltering in s tunnel.

The award was set up to encourage young photographers to take portraits of their pets capturing the animal’s personality.

Anita Morris, who organises the RSPCA awards, said: “We felt there were quite a few portraits of pets which deserve a special mention.

“They may not have been able to beat the tough competition in the main contest, where there is a big emphasis on technical ability, but many of the photos showed bags of character, originality and really captured the personality of the animal.

“There are some really lovely images this year so we have put it to the public and given them the chance to pick their favourite. Online surveys are the perfect vehicle for this and with just a couple of clicks it’s nice and easy to vote too.”

To vote please visit:

Voting launches at 9am this morning (Monday 20 March) and closes on Monday 3rd April at 4pm. The winner will receive £250 worth of vouchers from Wex Photographic to spend on camera equipment, a trophy and certificate.

The RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2017 will be open for entries on 8th May 2017. For more information please visit


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