Photography competition

Street Cats

The Street Cats photography competition is now open - click here to enter!

International Cat Care's annual photography competition is back for 2017 with a brand new theme – street cats! 
This year we are searching for beautiful, unique images of street cats (also thought of as stray cats, feral cats or community cats) to feature in our 2018 calendar (and other purchased materials) which will be sold to raise funds for the charity.

Why we chose a street cat's theme
International Cat Care works to help all cats, owned or unowned, all over the world. Our new photography competition focuses on street cats – not only to capture the character of these amazing cats surviving without owners, but also to reflect the reality of a life on the streets, in order to inspire change and raise the profile of the plight of street cats.

Life on the streets is tough for cats. As well as disease, roads and casual cruelty, they face a major threat from eradication programmes which often employ barbaric methods to reduce feral populations. With our international partners, we are using our knowledge and expertise to encourage the development of new non-surgical technologies that could effectively control cat populations humanely and safely. At the same time, we hope to persuade governments around the world to sign up to a Feline Bill of Rights which commits them to treating street cats with compassion.

International Cat Care will also be celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2018 – marking 60 years of helping cats, including street cats and so we want our 2018 calendar, which will be produced from the winning entries from this photography competition to represent these cats and to show that we recognise their value and their right to be treated with respect and compassion.

Prizes!
Twelve winning images will be selected by the International Cat Care judges to feature in the iCatCare 2018 calendar (and other purchased materials) which will be sold to raise funds for the charity, 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. Winners will also be invited to attend iCatCare's annual awards event in London, UK, on 14 July 2017, where the overall winner, who will receive £500 in prize money will be announced.

We are also looking to produce a book on street cats to celebrate our anniversary in 2018 and so any image entered into the competition may also feature in this book.

How to enter 
Once the competition opens at 8am (BST) on 1 April 2017 you will be able to enter. 

To enter either:

1.  Visit the iCatCare Facebook page
2. Click on the photo competition tab
3. Fill in your details and upload your photo!

Or

1. Visit the iCatCare website
2. Fill in your details and upload your photo!

You can submit as many entries to the competition as you like but each image has to be entered separately.

Rules
The competition will open at 8am (BST) on 1 April 2017 and will close at 11.59pm (BST) on 15 May 2017. Any entries submitted after the closing date (15 May 2017) will not be accepted.

High resolution images (over 350) dpi) will be required for print purposes. Please let us know if you are not sure whether your image reaches this requirement. Images should ideally be landscape but portrait images will also be accepted.

The twelve winners will be announced via email and on iCatCare's social media shortly after the competition closes. With the overall winner announced at the iCatCare annual awards event on 14 July 2017 in London, UK.

These images and any image entered into the competition may also appear in International Cat Care's supporter magazine (Intelligent Cat Care) and any relevant blogs or social media accounts. Images entered may also be used by iCatCare to produce other materials.

All entrants must agree to the competition terms and conditions.

If you have any questions please email eve.davies@icatcare.org 

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Previous photography competitions

> 2016 competition

View the 12 winning images selected to feature in the iCatCare 'Cat Naps' 2017 calendar and find out more about the overall competition winner, Johanna Vaurio-Teräväinen

> 2015 competition

View the 12 winning images selected to feature in the iCatCare 'The Beauty of Cats' 2016 calendar and find out more about the overall competition winner, Hon Wa Yip

> 2014 competition

View the 12 winning images selected to feature in the iCatCare 'Cats for all Seasons' 2015 calendar and find out more about the overall competition winner, Carl Welsby