On Monday 30th April Amelia Robinson aged 13 had a great start to her week when she was surprised during a school assembly at Ferndown Upper School, Dorset by RSPCA Inspector Graham Hammond. She was even more surprised when he announced that her entry into the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2011 had won the hearts of the public and was being awarded the People’s choice award.
Her photo, along with seven others, was placed on the RSPCA’s website and facebook page and the public voted in their thousands for their favourite image. Amelia’s image got nearly 30% of the votes and she was overjoyed when Graham presented her with her trophy, certificate and Olympus Camera.
The winning photo was of her cat, ‘Lily’ ,who the family hand reared after the mother rejected her from the litter. Lily’s stubby ears are the result of some over-enthusiastic cleaning by her mother but it is easy to see why this cute kitten is the public’s favourite!
Amelia managed to capture the moment after Lily had been caught being naughty, the innocent look this cute kitten gives, belies the mischief she gets up to. Amelia said that she was very surprised and after the initial shock and embarrassment was very proud of her award.
The RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2012 is a photography competition for under 19’s. This years competition opens for entries on 28th May.