Competition categories

Competition Categories

So listen up, if you pay £5 you can enter 5 fabulous images or videos, if you have paid £10 you can enter 15 extraordinary images or videos, and lets say you find just one more image, then you can enter that one too, it’s all so simple, just pay an extra £1.95 (not even the price of a coffee) for an extra single image.   Note, this does not apply to the JUNIOR category because we are offering free entry to those 16 and under by the closing date of the competition (T & C's apply) 

Remember everyone, no clothes, hats or glasses on any pets or domestic creatures please and always be aware of how you are treating your pet, it is so so important to take great care of them, thank you.

They can all be in one category, or in a mixture of categories, totally up to you. If you have any questions, send us an email at  [email protected] and we will do our very best to try and help.

So here are the categories:

VIDEO category

Each videos should be a maximum of 10 seconds long with a max resolution of 1080p HD at 30fps with a maximum file size of 70MB but any resolution below that is acceptable too, so in layman’s terms, just edit your video on your phone and you can enter it. Videos will be uploaded to Vimeo which accepts most major and popular video types. Please check the Vimeo website if you have any questions. Please do not add music, captions or anything like that to the video (don't worry about peoples voices that's ok), but do make sure you edit it as judiciously as possible because it will increase your chance of success in the competition and winning the moolah!  We are expecting to brilliant vids, but in case you need some help check out our little “Top Tips On How To Edit Your Video Clip On Your Phone” on the video submission page.


Image categories

Dog: Our Best Friends

Just the dogs we hear you say? Well, in a nutshell, or a bone, yes.  This category is your dog category, or as wikipedia says ‘a domesticated carnivorous mammal that typically has a long snout, an acute sense of smell and a barking, howling or whining voice’.  Thank you Wikipedia, and hopefully that clears up this category for you owners out there. We know you love your dogs, as us lot do, so find that hilarious image and get it in.

Cat: Our Fabulous Feline Friends

It was once said “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods, they have not forgotten this.” Which is true, they do rule the roost. They certainly do in our houses anyway. We love our cats and love it when they deign to love us too, and thankfully they do provide us with lots of entertainment. So drop your lovely cat picture here.

The Mighty Horse

We totally and utterly love horses, but know absolutely nothing about them. Paul was popped onto a horse as a youngster and promptly fell off, Tom just looks at them and they run off terrified, but we think Michelle might have an equine gift going on, but we are waiting on that one. Horses are so full of character and expression, so we know you love (and are probably way more effective with horses than we are) your horses, so pop the happy funny prancing, dancing, laughing, snorting horse images here.

All Other Creatures Great and Small

There are many creatures out there which we have as pets. Tom really wanted a pot-bellied pig as a pet when he was as boy, but his parents said that one chubby, stinky, slimy, farty pig in the house at a time was enough, sorry Tom. We know you all have a whole plethora of creatures which aren't in the previously mentioned categories, so you drop the images in here.

Pets who look like their owners

Now this is for the bold, the brave, the fearless, and the ones with a certain sense of humour....because we know that out there, in the great wide pet world, there are a number of you that see some kind of resemblance between yourself and your most trusted furry (or scaly / feathered etc etc) friend.  This could be the category of all categories…. here at the HQ of the Comedy Pet Photo Awards we are all holding our breath in anticipation.

Junior (max 10 entries per entrant)

The incredibly EXCITING news is that this category is FREE to enter this year! Yippee!!  BUT and this is very, very important you have to be a young person to enter this one (that is you must be 16 or under 16 by closing date of the competition, T & C's apply - go read them).  We will be requesting proof of age like a passport or ID card, if your image gets through to the Final shortlist and there will be no exceptions.  The maximum number of images entered by one entrant is 10 images, any more than that and they will be discarded.  So, kids - get your phones and cameras out, fill your pocket with treats - (for you and the pet) and go get snapping.