You don’t need a fart? Think twice with Comedy Pet Photography Awards 2022 finalists

© Kenichi Morinaga/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

Comedy Pet Photography Awards has just announced its 2022 finalists. It’s one of those competitions that always put a smile on my face, just like its sister contest dedicated to wildlife “comedians.” And just as always, the selection of shortlists will brighten up your day and make you get another (or your first) four-legged or feathered friend.

Among the top finalists this year, there is a llama looking like me on a Friday afternoon when the work week catches up. There’s a dog looking like he’s about to hit a Drive Thru, and couple of headless cats that look like a nightmare and a comedy show at the same time. of course, there’s also the usual nonsense of laughing horses and grinning dogs – always funny!

The folks behind this crazy competition are Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, both professional photographers. their goal was to celebrate the positive and vital role that pets have in our lives, but also to encourage engagement around animal welfare. This year, thanks to the partnership with Animal Friends Pet Insurance, Comedy Pets is donating £35,000 to animal welfare charities. £10,000 goes to three separate charities each: Dean Farm Trust, London Inner City Kitties and Wild at Heart Foundation. The remaining £5000 goes to the overall winner to donate to a charity of their choice.

© Jose Bayon/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

The 30 shortlisted images and videos were chosen from hundreds of entries submitted to the competition from nearly 70 different countries. And now, the panel of judges now “only” have to sift through them to pick the funniest ones.

There’s one novelty this year: for the first time, the public gets to be a judge too! You can now vote for your favorite Finalist image in the Animal Friends People’s Choice Award. Voting is open now on the website, and you also have a chance to enter a free prize draw with £250 up for grabs. Voting closed on 22 August 2022.

The Comedy Pet Winners will be announced on September 13. The overall winner will be rewarded with a £2000 cash prize and a bespoke trophy for the best photo, plus the aforementioned £5000 charity donation. Enjoy more of this year’s finalists below, and make sure to visit the contest’s website for more information and to cast your vote.

© Peter Cech/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Kazutoshi Ono/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Karl Goldhamer/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Beth Noble/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Sarah Fiona Helme/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Mehmet Aslan/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Karl Goldhamer/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Stefan Brusius/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Freya Sharpe/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Bob Moore/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Christopher Johnson/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Kenichi Morinaga/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Marko Jovanović/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Neville Tait/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Kazutoshi Ono/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Radim Filipek/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Jonathan-Casey/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Alessandro Po/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Bernard Sim/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Judy Nussenblatt/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Lucy Sellors Duval/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Stefan Brusius/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Sarah von Keitz/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

© Holly Stranks/Animal Friends Comedy Pets 2022

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