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Last Updated: Saturday December 13 2008 14:20 GMT

In pictures: RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2008

Molly's winning photo of a long-tailed tit

Thousands of children entered the RSPCA's Young Photographer Awards 2008, but it was 11-year-old Molly, from Suffolk, who was named overall winner with this shot of a long-tailed tit peering through her window.

Evan's photo of a common blue butterfly roost

Six-year-old Evan, from Melton Mowbray, became one of the youngest ever winners when he scooped the under 12 prize with this shot of a common blue butterfly roost.

Joy's photo of the Namaqua desert chameleon

Competition for the under 12s was tough - Check out this Namaqua desert chameleon, taken by 11-year-old Joy, which was one of the runners-up.

Thomas's photo, called Life's A Beach

Or eight-year-old Thomas' shot of this sand-covered dog in Pembrokeshire, which he called Life's A Beach.

Freya's picture of her cat, Tilly

Elsewhere, 14-year-old Freya, from the Isle of Wight, scooped the prize for the Pets Personalities category with this shot of her cat, Tilly, peeping through the pages of a book.

Curtis' photo of an otter

And 15-year-old Curtis won the Olympus Portfolio Prize, for the person who entered the best collection of images.

Curtis' photo of a flamingo

This flamingo peeping out at him was another of his prize-winning pictures, which he took during a visit to a wildlife park in East Sussex.

Curtis' photo of a lemur

And it looks like he just missed dinner when he caught this lemur on camera.