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Get snapping for Cats Protection’s Photography Competition

Does your cat love the camera? Is your puss picture perfect? If so, get snapping now for Cats Protection’s annual photography competition!

The charity launches its 2007 contest on 28 August and is once again asking for amateur photographers to capture their feline friend on camera.

An impressive prize package is on offer for the overall winner, including a £500 voucher for photographic equipment. Prizes will also be awarded to four category winners and four runners-up.

The prestigious judging panel will include the Daily Mail’s Associate Picture Editor Colin Smith and Amateur Photography magazine’s Garry McNamara. Heather McCann, Chairman of Cats Protection, will also be on the judging panel.

The competition’s categories are:

Perfect portrait – Capture the personality of your feline friend in that special snap.

Kittens – Smitten with your kitten? Take the cutest photo you can!

Best friends – Cats with their feline friends, cats and other animals or cats with people – Catch the photo that conveys that special relationship.

Cats will be cats – Sleeping in the sink, batting butterflies, or simply being downright mischievous – capture those cat capers on camera.

Cats Protection’s Design Services Manager Debbie Holt said: “With a panel which includes top photography experts as well as a fantastic prize package for the winners, this year’s competition will be more prestigious than ever.

“So get snapping now – whether your entry shows a cheeky kitten, a mischievous moggy or a real glamour-puss, we’d love to see your photo.”

Digital photos are acceptable, as long as they have been taken with a camera of three mega pixels or more. They should be printed on good quality photographic paper and accompanied by the original image on disk (JPEG or TIFF format only).

Photos should be accompanied by a Cats Protection Photo 2007 entry form available from 28 August from the charity’s Helpline by telephoning 08702 099 099 or from the Cats Protection’s website at www.cats.org.uk (photocopies are acceptable).

The competition is free to enter and entrants may enter as many images or categories as they wish. The competition is open to residents of all ages in the UK and Eire and the closing date is 19 October 2007.