Friday, May 10, 2019

Cat-Human Relationships: capture connections on camera for charity photo competition

 International Cat Care (iCatCare) has once again started its search for the world’s best cat photographers, with the 2019 launch of its annual photography competition.

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from iCatCare


This year, in collaboration with Britain’s best-selling cat magazine Your Cat Magazine, the charity is looking to celebrate and showcase the complex and fascinating cat-human bond and the many different forms it can take with a brand-new theme of ‘Cat-Human Relationships’. 

Amateur and professional photographers from across the globe are invited to enter photographs of cats and humans together. The judges want to see a range of relationships covering an assortment of situations, locations and ages. For instance, entries can include but are not limited to: pet cats with their owners in the home, street cats with the public and cats with those who work with them eg, veterinary professionals with their patients and homing center workers with the cats in their care.

Since its launch in 2013, the competition has collectively attracted over 15,000 entries from all over the world. Eve Davies, who runs the competition, said: "Whilst we tend to think of our relationship with cats as that of pet and owner, cats and humans can have a huge variety of unique connections with each other and we would love to see this reflected in the entries."
photo courtesy of iCatCare



Twelve winning images will be selected by the iCatCare and Your Cat Magazine judges to feature in the charity’s 2020 calendar (and other materials) which will be sold to raise funds for the charity’s work, with one of these being crowned the overall winner and gracing the front cover. All twelve winners will each receive a certificate, copies of the calendar and a selection of iCatCare merchandise. The overall winner will also receive £500 in prize money.

Emily Wardle, Editor for Your Cat Magazine, said: ‘We are delighted to be teaming up with iCatCare to launch this photography competition with a topic close to our heart. As our readers know, there’s nothing more special than the bond between cat and human — and this can take many forms. We can’t wait to see the entries and publish the winning images in the magazine to share them with our readers.’


To find out more and to enter, visit: icatcare.org/photography-competition. The competition is now open for entries and will run until 10 am (BST) on 1 July 2019. Winners will be announced on iCatCare and Your Cat Magazine’s social media accounts shortly after.

18 comments:

  1. Hmmm, I'll hafta make momma submit a photo of me and her!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this! My photography won't win any awards - but I'm sure I can find a picture or two to enter!

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    1. you are most welcome and you never know!!! Can't win if you don't enter!!

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  3. Those pictures should be interesting.

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  4. The pictures are cute!
    It will be fun to view the winners.
    Hmmm...I wonder if Cody will submit an entry? :)

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  5. What a wonderful photo competition! I bet a lot of beautiful photos will be submitted.

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  6. I know there will be lots of goodies submitted!!!

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  7. Those are two cute examples. Ohhh, Cody, Dakota, and the new baby?
    xxoo

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    1. Nice try but....this is for cats.......and........Cody is NOT a fan of the new baby lol. He pretty much avoids her, when he does see her he stares at her so intently (and with an expression that is NOT nice), that I have to watch him like a hawk. But.........I have a photo of her with one of HER kitties that I just might enter! xoxo

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  8. I bet the decisions to pick a winner will be difficult to say the least! I love the expression on that littl girl - she is mirroring the kitten:)

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  9. That little girl with the kitty is adorable. What a great shot.

    I linked this post to Feline Friday. Cody told me to.

    Have a purrfect day and weekend. My best to Dakota and and your mom. ♥♥♥

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    1. YOU are BEYOND sweet, thank you so much!! Have a most pawesome weekend! xoxo

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  10. We dont have too many with Dad. He says he will break the camera but we dont think so as he is really sweet. He loves International Cat Care and gets their newsletter and does their seminars regularly, Great stuff you two

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  11. What a great theme! I typically tend to be behind the camera, not in the picture :)

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  12. Love the photo of the little girl and kitten.

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  13. Thanks for letting us know about this. I should enter a photo of my great niece playing dress up with Joanie. XO

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  14. I entered one of my son with his cat Cashew.
    Sue B

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