26 of the Funniest Finalists in the 2022 Comedy Pet Photo Awards

26 of the Funniest Finalists in the 2022 Comedy Pet Photo Awards

The humorous pet photography competition, the Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2022, has announced this year’s finalists, who will all compete for cash prizes later this fall.

Photo Awards Celebrate pets and humor

Hosted by professional photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, the annual photo contest celebrates the funny situations pets find themselves in. Not only that, they also hope to raise awareness about animal welfare and the critical role pets play in people’s lives.

The jury has shortlisted 26 best photo entries to date, all of which will compete for the top prize of £2,000 ($2,505). Like last year, the competition has partnered with Animals Friends Pet Insurance to donate £35,000 ($43,840) to several deserving pet and animal welfare charities, a big increase from last year’s £10,000 ($12,530) charitable contribution. year. In addition to the top prize, the overall winner will also have the opportunity to select a charity to receive a donation of £5,000 ($6,260), courtesy of Animal Friends Pet Insurance.

The Comedy Pet Photo Awards also introduced an additional cash prize for the best video entry, and the public can participate by voting online for their favorite finalist photo in the first-ever Animal Friend’s People’s Choice Award. Hoping to encourage more kids to participate, the contest made the Junior image category free for those 16 and under.

“We know that even the shortest stories can hold something special, and the Comedy Pet Photography Awards are a perfect way to share a snapshot of the place pets hold in our lives,” said Wes Pearson, CEO of Animal Friends. “The playful, poignant and priceless moments captured in the final shortlist have brought us immense joy and show that they are never just a pet, they are part of our story.”

The overall winner and category winners will be announced on September 13, 2022. See the nominated finalists below:

“He looks like he’s smoking a cigar.” © Stefan Brusius / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“Happy horses!” © Radim Filipek/ Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“Grandmistress Candy.” © Jonathan Casey / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“Shakin’ Hedgehog.” © Alessandro Po / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“Think Muttley.” © Bernard Sim / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“Dave and Dirk.” © Judy Nussenblatt / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“Mine not yours!” © Lucy Sellors-Duval / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“I am talking to you.” © Stefan Brusius / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“Goofy sandwiches.” © Sarah von Keitz / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“Hello Penny.” © Holly Stranks / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“My pillow! © Peter Cech / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“Too Desperate” © Kazutoshi Ono / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“Ukiyo-e.” © Kazutoshi Ono / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“hitchhike.” © Neville Tait / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“Run through the snow.” © Marko Jovanovic / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“How do I upload my photos now?” © Kenichi Morinaga / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“Revenge of the tennis ball.” © Chris Johnson / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“Oh, I like scratching and tickling.” © Bob Moore / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“Jack the cat got stuck in the hedge.” © Freya Sharp / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“Nilo’s love of water.” Jose Bayon © / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“I’m not full yet!” © Karl Goldhamer / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“Boom Boom.” © Kenichi Morinaga / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“Driver Dog” © Mehmet Aslan / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“Please spin!” © Sarah Fiona Helme / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“OMG, what’s that?” © Beth Noble / Animal Friends Comedy Pets
“Werewolf 2.0.” © Karl Goldhamer / Animal Friends Comedy Pets

More information about the contest, including last year’s winners, can be found on the Comedy Pet Photo Awards website.


Image Credits: All photos individually credited and provided courtesy of Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2022.

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