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Snap! Rachel’s doggie shot is a winner
6:00am Monday 23rd December 2013 in News
A TEENAGER has won a competition for a picture of her four-legged friend.
Rachel Kemp, 15, took the Pets Personality category in the regional RSPCA Young Photographer awards.
The picture, entitled Finally Happy, was taken in a relative’s garden and shows one of Rachel’s dogs, Archie, who has been through a number of homes.
Rachel, of Carlisle Close, Colchester, said: “I’m really happy. I hadn’t entered a photographic competition before.
“Photography is what I want to do as a career, so this is a good start.
“It was a bit of a lucky shot. We were mucking around and he licked his nose, just as I took the picture.
“We’ve got some lovely pictures of him and our other dog, Luna.
“They are both very photogenic, but don’t sit still for long.”
Rachel, a pupil at Thomas Lord Audley School, in Colchester, won an Olympus camera worth £500.
RSPCA vice-president and TV presenter Chris Packham, who led the judging panel, said: “There were so many photographs which showed real skill and imagination.
“It is such a pleasure to be a part of this very special event and look through the eyes of young people to see their view and joy in the animal world around us.”
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