Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020 Finalists Announced
Today, the finalists of Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photography Awards are announced – and each and every one is absolutely hilarious.
The Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards called on all pet and animal lovers to submit hilarious images of their funny furry friends for a chance of winning £3,000 and being named the 2020 Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photographer of the Year.
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At a time when most of the nation was spending more time with their pets than ever, the competition saw pet lovers across the world capturing the funniest moments with their much-loved pets. With over 2000 entries from 81 different countries and everything from lovable llamas, cute cats and gorgeous guinea pigs being photographed, it’s clear that pet lovers have enjoyed spending more time with their much-loved pets.
The photography competition is now in its second year and was created by the founders of the world-famous Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam.
Not only does the competition showcase the incredibly positive impact that pets have on our lives, it also aims to raise awareness around homeless pets in the UK, a message that is at the heart of competition sponsor’s Mars Petcare and their mission of “Ending Pet Homelessness.”
The partnership is raising much-needed funds for pet welfare by donating 10% of the sponsorship fee and 10% of all entry fees to national pet charity Blue Cross, to help with its work rehoming pets and providing veterinary treatment and care.
The Category and Overall Winners will be announced on November 24th with the top image winning an incredible £3000 cash prize and be named the “Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photographer 2020. Joining Tom, Paul, Mars Petcare and the Blue Cross on the distinguished judging panel is wildlife TV presenter and writer Kate Humble, a passionate conservationist and a huge pet lover!
Helen Warren Piper, General Manager at Mars Petcare UK says: “Celebrating our pets is central to our business, and this competition has been hugely enjoyable to be a part of. The benefits of having a pet in the home have never been clearer, and we have loved seeing so many pet lovers sharing their amazing images. We’re delighted to be partnering with Blue Cross and in addition to the funds we are raising, we hope the competition will raise much-needed awareness for homeless pets in the UK.”
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Tom Sullam, Comedy Pet Photo Awards, adds: “The entries this year have been completely and utterly what we needed to raise our spirits in 2020.It has been a tough year for many, but these images have not only made us laugh out loud, but also re-affirmed our desire to drastically reduce animal cruelty and pet orphanage.The positive movement created by this competition is so uplifting and hopefully we can achieve a similar reaction from all who see this competition!”
Tracy Genever, Judge, and Blue Cross Head of Education concludes: “We know the massive impact pets can have on our well-being and this joy and companionship is clear to see in all these pictures. I’m thrilled to be invited to join the finalist judging panel and can’t thank The Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards enough for choosing Blue Cross to support this year.”
If you love the pictures and want to join The Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards in helping Blue Cross, you can donate here: bluecross.org.uk/marscomedy-donate
For further information on the Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards and to enter please visit: www.comedypetphoto.com and to view more of the finalists, enjoy the gallery below!
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