The competition attracted a record number of entries, with a total of 3,400 pictures submitted by photographers from 51 different countries.
London, UK (PRWEB UK) 12 August 2016
Katzenworld and iCatCare are delighted to announce the 12 winning images of the International Cat Care 2016 Cat Naps photography competition.
The competition ran for six weeks from the start of April and attracted a record number of entries, with a total of 3,400 pictures submitted by photographers from 51 different countries. This is easily the largest number of entries the charity has ever received in the four years that the competition has been running.
This year, together with Your Cat magazine, they were looking for images of cats napping, something cats certainly like to do. They received so many fantastic entries including cats sleeping up trees, in flowerpots and even one of a cat napping on the back of a horse. The judges from iCatCare and Your Cat magazine had the privileged but difficult task of whittling the entries down to a shortlist of just 40, from which the 12 winners were selected.
Jo Vuckovic, one of the iCatCare judges said, "This year’s entries were simply stunning and choosing just 12 to feature in our calendar was virtually impossible. The images we decided upon are a gorgeous mixture of kittens, owned cats and unowned cats, and each image really captures them enjoying their favourite pastime – sleeping. We were also looking for photographs, which stand alone as pieces of art, whether that be due to unusual light, textures or colours, or an imaginative composition. We hope everyone enjoys them as much as we do."
Congratulations go to Viv Harding, Nic Howett, Crystal Moreno, Matthew Wong, Becky Wong, Patrycja Kuczynska, Johanna Vaurio-Teräväinen, Alexis-Kimonas Kokkinaris, Caroline Hooper, Phil Croucher, Christine Lam Ying Loi and Paul Brown – the winners.
The twelve winners will each receive £100 and a selection of iCatCare merchandise. All of the winners were also invited to the iCatCare Annual Awards which were held in London on the 15 July.
All twelve images will now feature in the International Cat Care 2017 Cat Naps calendar, which will be sold to raise funds for the charity. Over the coming weeks they will be sharing the stories behind the winning images on Katzenworld ready for the calendar reveal later this year
In the meantime click here to view all of the winners photographs and to discover the overall winner of the competition…
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About International Cat Care:
International Cat Care works to create a world in which ‘all cats, owned and unowned, are treated with care, compassion and understanding’ International Cat Care is a charity with the vision of a world where all cats, owned and unowned, are treated with care, compassion, and understanding. We work closely with the veterinary profession through our veterinary division, the International Society of Feline Medicine. All our work is reliant on donations and legacies.
Founded in 1958, we are a respected authority on feline health and best practice, working with owners, vets and other professionals around the world.
Registered Charity – 1117342