Milton Keynes teenager shortlisted for RSPCA national photography competition

Voting is open online to crown the winner of this young photographer award.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 5:38 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 9:07 am

Samuel Atkins, 15, from Milton Keynes has been shortlisted for the RSPCA's People’s Choice’ competition.

His photo is up for the RSPCA Young Photographer award, voting is open now, you can register your vote here.

You have a week to choose your favourite photo, voting opened at 12:30pm today (March 9) and will stay open until Tuesday March 16 at 12:30pm.

Samuel Atkins, 15, from Milton Keynes, has been nominated for RSPCA ‘People’s Choice’ award for young photographers

Fourteen photos from youngsters between the age of 10-18 have been nominated for the prize.

The 'People's Choice' award is given to the best photo of an animal taken on a mobile device.

The public will vote for their favourite, with winners being announced across three age groups: under 12s, 12-15s and 16-18 year olds.

Samuel's photo is a landscape shot capturing Willen Lake at what appears to be a post-sunset glow. The silhouette of a grey heron is featured at the bottom of the photo, meaning the picture is eligible, whilst also capturing Milton Keynes at its best.

Winners will receive £100 worth of vouchers from, an RSPCA Young Photographer Awards trophy and a certificate.