Ever tried to pick your absolute favorite photo of your beloved pet? Then you know how hard it can be to pick a winner.
That’s the daunting challenge facing the judges at this year’s Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards. But they’ve made headway, presenting the finalists in the 2022 competition. There were tears of laughter, but they managed to whittle the hundreds of submissions from 70 countries down to 26 images and 4 videos (see Reshareworthy’s Facebook page for those) to compete for the top prize.
One of this year’s judges, well-known TV presenter and author Mel Giedroyc says, “This is my first foray into the world of Comedy Pet judging and I can’t think of anything better than sitting down with a cup of tea and having a giggle at the brilliant entries in this year’s competition, knowing that they have helped support some really incredible animal charities.”
Among the top Finalists there is a grinning lama, a rescue dog experiencing water for the first time, a pleading cat and lots of laughing horses and a grinning goose.
Now it’s time for you to judge for yourself…which photo do you want to be crowned the winner?
“Rosie was helping me in the greenhouse and decided to try, in her most engaging way, (and with the help of the wheelbarrow to stand on), to persuade me into giving her some of her favourite treats – which, being a lowly cat servant with no willpower, I did!”
“Nilo is an adopted puppy about 10 months old. He was hit by a car and was barely saved. Now recovered, he has just discovered water for the first time. His capers and pirouettes show his passion for water. Love at first sight.”
“Even a werewolf needs to relax sometimes…”
“She is my lovely kitty that is rescued from my local cat care facility. This is just a door continued to a corridor. Sometimes she jump up and holds a door so that maybe she is too desperate to go out.”
“This is Fibunacci. Is he praying? Laughing? Blowing a raspberry? Actually, he’s just cleaning his ears! He always wants to make sure he’s looking his best.”
“The situation I encountered at traffic lights. At first I thought it was really [the dog driving the car.”
“CK shows his surprised face.”
Cats bumped heads on the wall suddenly. “It was like a cartoon boom boom. Funny moment.”
“‘I’m not full yet.’ Our cat Lissi, who died 9 years ago, at the dining table.”
“During the early days of Covid, David and I took advantage of a beautiful day and we were out shooting pictures. Dudley was so excited when we got back that he threw his front paws around David’s shoulders and I snapped this picture. They both look like they could use a good haircut, but it was Covid….so who cares.”
“Benji was determined to be the one to get all the yummy treats during his photo shoot even if it meant stopping his older brother Doug.”
“Happy mother and her 3 day old son Monty.”
“We had gone out for the day and came home to find our kitten Jack had got stuck in the hedge!”
“He is my lovely kitty that is rescued from my local cat care facility. I wanted to create some Japanese image with my kitty so that I made him jumping behind a hanging scroll using a cat toys. It reminds me of a famous Japanese story ‘Tiger is popping out folding screen’.”
“Oh, I do like a scratch and a tickle.”
“I gotta smart phone so I want to upload my pics for my SNS. But I don’t know how to use it. Please someone tell me how to use it.”
“This is Star playing in the snow in a local field and getting surprised by a passing tennis ball.”
“Carter was on a Euthanasia list in California. We flew from Chicago to Cali rescue him. This was his first time experiencing snow. As you can see he could believe was missing out all these years!”
“My tabby cat Candy is ranked East Anglia #1.”
“Goose runs across the meadow, eats and chatters, in the right moment, at the right moment, it looked like she was speaking to me.”
“Brought Max to the lake and caught him just out of the water with an amazing shake off. His face looks like a hedgehog’s.”
“While we were in Canada over Christmas it snowed quite heavily. Our Grandson’ Bowen’s dog, Oscar, loved running around in the snow and when Bowen jumped on a piece of plastic to slide down the hill, Oscar bounded after him and jumped on his back.”
“Popcorn is a rather shy dog and keeps looking a way from the camera. Had to shoot a lot to get some usable ones and of course bloopers included.”
“This is Penny doing an impression of Sid the Sloth from the Ice Age movies.”
“A moment of a wonderful friendship of our family members, which I will remember forever.
Winners will be announced in September. Visit the Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards to find out more about the competition.
Want to see more? Check out the photos from the 2021 competition here.