Each year, we run a very popular photography competition with the wonderful winning images proudly displayed on charity merchandise. The proceeds from selling these items all support the work that we do here at International Cat Care. You can find out more about how your donations help cats here.
Photography Competition 2020: The Six Stages of Cats
For the competition this year, we explored the six different life stages of cats, from kitten to super senior, with the theme of ‘The Six Stages of Cats’. This meant that all cats were suitable subject matter and it was a great opportunity for photographers to get creative with their pictures. The judges were looking forward to seeing some behaviours that you would not normally associate with the cat’s life stage, for example, super senior cats playing with toys.
Pictures of cats from all six life stages; kitten, junior, adult, mature, senior and super senior, were requested and entrants were asked to enter the life stage of the cat in the photo, or at least an estimate when submitting their pictures. To help in determining the life stages of cats, iCatCare previously created this poster that shows the life stage alongside the cat’s age and the equivalent human age. More information can be found here.
Twelve winning images were selected by the iCatCare judges that featured in charity merchandise, sold to raise funds for the charity’s work. One image was also crowned the overall winner. All twelve winners received a certificate and a selection of iCatCare merchandise, whilst the overall winner also received £500 in prize money.
The competition is now closed, having run from 4 May to 1 July 2020. Winners were announced on iCatCare’s social media pages shortly after closing.