Photography competition

2018 Kittenhood Photography Competition

If there's one thing the internet loves, it's kittens...
For this year's photography competition we are searching for images of kittens (up to six months of age) to feature in our 2019 calendar (and other purchased materials) which will be sold to raise funds for the charity.

From adorable new-borns to curious kittens, we want to see adorable fluff-balls – whether they're snoozing, playing, or just looking irresistably cute...

Prizes!
Twelve winning images will be selected by the International Cat Care judges to feature in the 2019 charity calendar, with one of these being crowned the overall winner and gracing the front cover. The overall winner will also receive £500 in prize money!

All twelve winners will each receive copies of the calendar, a certificate and a selection of iCatCare merchandise.

How 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 needs to be entered seperately.

Rules
Open to participants across the globe, the competition will open at 8am (BST) on 1 April 2018 and will close at 11.59pm (BST) on 1 May 2018. Any entries submitted after the closing date will not be accepted.

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

All entrants must agree to the competition terms and conditions.

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

The importance of neutering
Whilst it can be hard to resist the allure of kittens, at International Cat Care we are strong advocates for the importance of neutering. 

Neutering cats is common in some countries (for example in the UK where 90% of cats are neutered) but almost non-existent in others. We all know how successfully cats breed and how easy it is to suddenly be presented with a litter of kittens from a cat seemingly too young to reproduce!

Where this happens, commonly there are large numbers of unwanted cats and the consequential suffering which follows. But there are many reasons to neuter cats aside from population management.

We recommend that cats are neutered at around 4 months of age (cats usually reach puberty between 4 and 6 months old) to prevent unwanted pregnancies, manage populations and to help reduce unwanted behaviours such as calling, spaying and fighting.

For more information on why we recommend neutering, the timing of neutering, postoperative care and more please click here.

Previous photography competitions

> 2017 competition

View the 12 winning images selected to feature in the iCatCare 'Street Cats' 2018 calendar and find out more about the overall competition winner, Catan Ngan

> 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