National Pet Month Photograph Competition

It’s National Pet Month and it’s your chance to win an original painting of your very own pet!

To celebrate National Pet Month Oak Tree Animals’ Charity is launching a photo competition for all pet lovers to be able to share and enjoy pictures of their pets, as well as a chance to win a great prize. All you have to do is take a snap of your pet and enter them.

The top prize is a fantastic original acrylic, 20cm x 20cm painting of your very own pet! To make this possible we are lucky enough to have local Cumbrian artist Karen McSkimming donate her valuable time. Karen produces beautiful and eye catching paintings, but a particular favourite of hers is ‘pet portraits’. To see more of Karen’s work please visit her Facebook Page - ‘Artful Regards’ and Website 

The theme your picture should depict is “springtime with my pet”. Whether it be your dog enjoying the daffodils, your cat warming themselves in the spring sunshine or your horse avoiding an April shower!

How the competition works

Photos can be submitted from now until midnight on 25th April 2019. Your pictures will then be displayed on our Facebook page from 26th April until Sunday 5th May. The ten pictures with the most Facebook ‘likes’ in this time will become our top ten finalists. A panel of judges will then decide which of the top ten wins the competition overall. The winner will be announced on Monday 6th May. It couldn’t be simpler!

How to enter

There are just three simple steps to take to enter.

  • Your pictures must be emailed to Submissions via Facebook will not count. When submitting your photo please specify your name, address, email address and, telephone number. In the subject line of the email please use the reference “Pet Photo Competition”
  • Please share and ‘like’ our Facebook page
  • An optional step – please visit our Virgin Money Giving Page and make a suggested donation of just £2.00. This can be found by clicking HERE

For full Terms and Conditions, as well as our guide to taking an acceptable photograph, which is in line with our welfare policy, please see below.

By donating, you are helping us to continue our work supporting owners and their pets within the local community. By ‘liking’ and sharing our Facebook page you are doing a fantastic job of helping to raise awareness of our work in the community.

*** Please note, if you want to enter the competition you need to email your images to If you would like to submit more than one photograph of your pet, that is absolutely fine, but only one image per pet will be entered into the prize draw, so if you send more than one image of the same animal, it will be left up to the Oak Tree team to decide which photograph is selected to go through to the final.

Please also note, if you submit a photograph which contains more than one animal and you are lucky enough to win our fantastic prize, you will be asked to select which animal you would like to have painted as the prize is only for one. Many thanks :)

Thanks for entering, and good luck!

Terms and Conditions

We want all photos to illustrate animals that are as happy, healthy and safe as can be. So before entering your photo’ please do consider this.

Pictures must depict the animal’s natural beauty, so please don’t dress your pet up, unless the clothing is for their benefit, e.g. to keep them warm. This means no fancy dress.

If Oak Tree Animals’ Charity feels your image does not meet with these standards we reserve the right to not include it in the competition and any donation made will be non-refundable.

By entering this competition you are agreeing to Oak Tree Animals’ Charity contacting you to notify you in the event you are a winner and all images will be shared with the Oak Tree Animals’ Charity’s social media audience. Your personal data won’t be used for any other purpose.

Entries received after the specified times and dates will not be eligible. If the winner or a runner up winner does not claim the prize within 28 days of being notified, then Oak Tree Animals’ Charity reserve the right to pick another winner.

Events may occur that render the competition or awarding the prizes impossible due to reasons beyond the control of Oak Tree Animals’ Charity, who may at their absolute discretion vary or amend the competition and the entrant agrees that no liability will attach to the Oak Tree Animals’ Charity as a result.   

The Promoters reserve the right at any time to modify these terms and conditions, alter or discontinue this competition if deemed necessary in their opinion or if circumstances arise outside their control.

The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes. 

The judge’s decision is final.

National Pet Month Photograph Competition

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