Photography competition

2018 Kittenhood Photography Competition

Thank you so much to everyone who entered this year's photography competition! We received nearly 3,000 brilliant entries from photographers in over 60 countries and the iCatCare judges had the incredibly tough task of choosing just twelve winning entries to feature in the 2019 iCatCare calendar which is on sale to raise funds for the charity.

Click here to view the twelve winning images, the overall winning image and to find out more about the competition!

Because there were so many amazing entries, we also opened a public vote for a 13th winner to be chosen, whose image will feature alongside the dates for 2020 at the end of the 'Kittenhood' calendar. To discover the final winning image click here.

If you have any questions please email eve.davies@icatcare.org. For the competition terms and conditions please click here.


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

> 2018 competition

View the 12 winning images selected to feature in the iCatCare 'Kittenhood' 2019 calendar and find out how you can vote for the 13th winner

> 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