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Animal Kingdom (Young APOY)

Part of Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2024

Open Judging Results

Always a popular round, this category reflects photographers’ appreciation of and love for the animal world. You’re not restricted to wildlife – images of domestic animals and pets are equally welcome. So whether you’ve photographed the migration of wildebeest across the Serengeti and tigers in Ranthambore National Park or your pet dog enjoying a romp in the local woods, we want to see your shots that celebrate mammals, birds, insects – everything. Don’t assume you have to spend huge sums of money on trips to remote safari locations in order to capture an original shot. There is almost endless scope for photographing wildlife subjects in towns and cities, and even our own back gardens. Try telling the viewer a story about the way in which a creature lives by showing it in context – be that an opportunistic urban fox foraging around dustbins, or a seagull stealing chips from a hapless tourist. Or go the other way and fill the frame with the head of a majestic lion, or even your pet cat.

The winner of each round of Young APOY24 will win a one-year subscription to the Adobe Photography plan (worth £120), and the overall winner will be crowned Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2024 and win a £500 Camera Centre UK voucher. More details here…

How it works

This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.

Entries closed
20 May 2024

20 May 2024 to 5 June 2024

Expert judge shortlist announced
5 June 2024

Expert judge winners announced
27 June 2024

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