PICS: Comedy pet photography competition will pull at your heartstrings

Cape Town - Following the success of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hick MBE and Tom Sullam have launched the inaugural Comedy Pets Photography Award.

SEE: PICS: Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards finalists will make your day!

For the dogs

The competition is to find the funniest photos of pets from across the globe. The Comedy Pet Photography Awards are calling on pet-lovers the world over to enter snaps of their comical pets to be in the running to win a £2,000 cash prize, a Think Tank camera bag and £100 gift voucher from Wex Photographic.

The competition is free and open to people of all ages and nationalities, as well as pets of all shapes and sizes. However, to ensure no pets are harmed or distressed in the quest for the perfect photograph, strict guidelines have been put in place which all entrants must follow.

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The competition is being supported by the Animal Welfare Society, a charity directed by vets and vet nurses which uses veterinary knowledge to improve the welfare of all animals.

Entries can be submitted online and the closing date is 31st May. The photographs will then by judged by an illustrious panel which include Countryfile’s Kate Humble, photographic editor Adam Storey and vet extraordinaire Emma Milne.

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For the people

Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE, wildlife photographer and Co-Founder of the awards, commented: “Following the immense success of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, we wanted to launch a competition that people at home could take part in too.

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These awards are designed to celebrate those furry friends who play such important roles in our lives. Whether it be dogs, cats, lizards, horses or llamas, we want to see the funniest photos of pets from across the globe.

Of course, as with all our work, there is a more serious message at the heart of it. Whilst we're all looking forward to giggling at grinning pooches and guffawing at goofy hamsters, this is also a chance to promote the importance of pet and animal welfare. By raising the profile of pets across the globe, we want to draw attention to the need for proper treatment and care when it comes to our animals.”

All the details about entering the awards can be found at Comedy Pet Photos.

The only question that remains is, who is the world’s funniest pet?

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