The Comedy Pet Awards contest was invented by the organizers of the world-famous Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam. “Following on from the unbelievable success and amazing response that we had from setting up the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards a few years ago, Tom and I had another light bulb moment and it was this: ‘Why don’t we do another funny photo competition but this time for pets. Wowza, now there’s an idea,'” says Paul Joynson-Hicks, a famous wildlife photographer.

Now the moment you’ve been waiting for, the winners of the Comedy Pet Awards have just been announced, and we promise that this post is bound to lift your mood and spirits!

From the hundreds of photographs sent from 70 different countries all over the globe, the organizers at first shortlisted the 30 best ones, and now we are happy to introduce you the winners. It is possible that you have already given your heart to one of the finalists, so now there is an opportunity to check whether your favorite has managed to win in any of the nominations.


Dog Category Winner: ‘Nilo’s Love For Water’ By Jose Bayon

Dog Category Winner: 'Nilo's Love For Water' By Jose Bayon

“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”


Highly Commended: ‘Purr-Etty Pleeeaase!’ By Sarah Fiona Helme

Highly Commended: 'Purr-Etty Pleeeaase!' By Sarah Fiona Helme

“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!”


People’s Choice Award Winner: ‘Dashing Through The Snow’ By Marko Jovanovic

People's Choice Award Winner: 'Dashing Through The Snow' By Marko Jovanovic

“Carter was on a Euth list in California. We flew from Chicago to Cali to rescue him. This was his first time experiencing snow. As you can see, he couldn’t believe he was missing out all these years!”


Horse Category Winner: ‘Happy, Happy Horses!’ By Radim Filipek

Horse Category Winner: 'Happy, Happy Horses!' By Radim Filipek

“Happy mother and her 3 day old son Monty”


Junior Category Winner: ‘Jack The Cat Stuck In The Hedge’ By Freya Sharpe

Junior Category Winner: 'Jack The Cat Stuck In The Hedge' By Freya Sharpe

“We had gone out for the day and came home to find our kitten Jack had got stuck in the hedge!”


Highly Commended: ‘Revenge Of The Tennis Ball’ By Christopher Johnson

Highly Commended: 'Revenge Of The Tennis Ball' By Christopher Johnson

“This is Star playing in the snow in a local field and getting surprised by a passing tennis ball.”


Highly Commended: ‘Grandmistress Candy’ By Jonathan Casey

Highly Commended: 'Grandmistress Candy' By Jonathan Casey

“My tabby cat Candy is ranked East Anglia #1”

Highly Commended: ‘Mine, Not Yours!’ By Lucy Sellors-Duval

Highly Commended: 'Mine, Not Yours!' By Lucy Sellors-Duval

“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.”


Highly Commended: ‘Werewolf 2.0’ By Karl Goldhamer

Highly Commended: 'Werewolf 2.0' By Karl Goldhamer

All Other Animals Category Winner: ‘Smokin’ Alpaca’ By Stefan Brusius

All Other Animals Category Winner: 'Smokin' Alpaca' By Stefan Brusius

“He looks like he is smoking a cigar.”


Overall / Cat Category Winner: ‘Boom Boom’ By Kenichi Morinaga

Overall / Cat Category Winner: 'Boom Boom' By Kenichi Morinaga

“Cats are bumped on the wall suddenly. It was like a cartoon bamped boom boom. So funny moment.”


Highly Commended: ‘Now, How Do I Upload My Pics?’ By Kenichi Morinaga

Highly Commended: 'Now, How Do I Upload My Pics?' By Kenichi Morinaga

“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.”


Highly Commended: ‘Too Desperate’ By Kazutoshi Ono

Highly Commended: 'Too Desperate' By Kazutoshi Ono

“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.”


Pets Who Look Like Owners Category Winner: ‘Dave And Dudley’ By Judy Nussenblatt

Pets Who Look Like Owners Category Winner: 'Dave And Dudley' By Judy Nussenblatt

“This is my friend, David, and his dog Dudley. 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….”


Highly Commended: ‘Omg What Is That’ By Beth Noble

Highly Commended: 'Omg What Is That' By Beth Noble

“CK shows his surprised face.”


Comedy Pet Team Favorite: ‘Chauffeur Dog’ By Mehmet Aslan

Comedy Pet Team Favourite: 'Chauffeur Dog' By Mehmet Aslan

“The situation I encountered at traffic lights. At first I thought it was really like using a dog!”

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