The shortlist for the 2020 Comedy Pet Photo Awards has been released and it’s hilarious

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The time has come for judges to crown this year’s winner from the hilarious entries making up the 2020 Comedy Pet Photo Awards shortlist.

If anything’s going to add a touch of humour to what has so far been a year of gloom, this is it.

There were more than 2,000 entries from 81 different countries for this year’s contest – which is in its second year and is sponsored by MARS PETCARE – and 40 finalists have now been chosen to go head to head and vie for the top photography title.

The winner of the contest will take home a grand prize of £3,000.

According to the Comedy Pet Photo Awards website, the 40 entries this year are “an absolute hoot”.

They include everything from “a goat chilling in his hammock, to dancing cats and gossiping horses” and the shortlist is described as “a positive smorgasbord of your amazing, lovable and funny pets”.

Wildlife television presenter Kate Humble is among the judges, along with competition founders Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, Mars Petcare and animal welfare charity Blue Cross.

The awards are intended to raise awareness for homeless pets in the UK, with 10% of entry fees donated to Blue Cross.

Founded in 1897, Blue Cross helps to make a serious difference to the welfare of pets in the UK. It really understands how much pets mean to owners, how much joy they can bring, and how much better they make us feel, especially during difficult times.

Speaking on this year’s shortlist, Tom Sullam said: “The entries this year have been completely and utterly what we needed to raise our spirits in 2020.

“It has been a tough year for many, but these images have not only made us laugh out loud, but also re-affirmed our desire to drastically reduce animal cruelty and pet orphanage.”

Fancy seeing a few more of this year’s hilarious entries then?

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Robert Prat © / Mars Petcare Comedy Photo Awards

How brilliant are these?

If you want to check out the full list of the 40 finalists whilst it’s in the hands of the judges, then you can head on over to the Comedy Pet Photo Awards website here.

The winner of the 2020 Comedy Pet Photo Awards will be announced on 24th November.

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