Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2023 is open for entries from 16 February 2023. The awards aim to celebrate pets and support animal welfare charities.

The call for entries closes on 18 June 2023 and the winners are announced on 3 August 2023. The winner gets a £500 cash prize and a Thinktank photographic bag.

The competition has seven categories: Dogs, cats, horses, all other creatures, pets who look like their owners, junior and video. Entries are free for young photographers under 16.

The panel of judges includes TV presenter and conservationist Kate Humble, comedian and presenter Mel Geidroyc, professional award-winning photographer Elke Vogelsang and official competition vet Emma Milne along with Competition Founders Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam.

See some of last year’s winners and highly commendable winners as well as a few unseen entries below for inspiration!

Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2022 winner

Boom boom by Kenichi Morinaga, Japan

Comedy Pet Photographer of the Year Overall Winner. Kenichi Morinaga

Comedy Pet Photo Awards Overall Winner: ‘Boom Boom’ © Kenichi Morinaga / Animal Friends Comedy Pets

Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2022 Dog Category winner

Nilo’s love for water by Jose Bayon, Spain

dog category winner 2022 Jose Bayon Nilos. Dog jumping around in the garden

Comedy Pet Photo Awards, Dog Category winner: ‘Nilo’s Love for water’ © Jose Bayon / Animal Friends Comedy Pets

Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2022 Highly Commended winner

Grandmistress Candy by Jonathan Casey, UK

Jonathan Casey cat playing chess

Comedy Pet Photo Awards, Highly commended winner: ‘Grandmistress Candy’ © Jonathan Casey / Animal Friends Comedy Pets

Madame Life by Thayni Vitoria Silva dos Reis

Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2022 Thayni Vitoria Silva dos Reis

Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2022: ‘Madame Life’ © Thayni Vitoria Silva dos Reis/ Animal Friends Comedy Pets

I’ve won the lottery by Lock Liu

Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2022 Lock Liu

Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2022: ‘I’ve won the lottery’ © Lock Liu/ Animal Friends Comedy Pets

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