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Pet photo competition winners

Competition winning puppy Luna

Published on 05 October 2020 03:48 PM

A pet photo competition organised by Age UK North Shropshire Supporters raised £350 to support older people in the north of the county.

The organisers were very impressed by the quality of the photographs entered in the competition, which they’d organised to raise funds to support Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin’s services for older people.

The winner of the Prettiest Puppy or Kitten section was Max Dalziel from Shrewsbury with his puppy Luna (pictured above): Max and Luna also came third in the Pet Most Like their Owner category. Martin Wild and Jeanette Downward from Whitchurch won the Most Beautiful Cat section with Simba, an 18 months old Ragdoll cat. Rennie Thompson’s Rosie the Dachshund won the Most Beautiful Dog category, while Joanna Hughes from Dudleston Heath won the Best Action Shot with her 10-year-old Labrador, Lucy. Siam Gamble from Ellesmere took a wonderful photo of her son, Ethan, with their dog, Wispa, to win the Pet Most Like their Owner category.

  • Joanna Hughes’ dog, Lucy.

  • Martin Wild’s cat, Simba.

  • Rennie Thompson’s dog, Rosie.

  • Sian Gamble’s dog, Wispa with Ethan Gamble.

Anne Wignall, Chair of Age UK North Shropshire Supporters, said: ‘We’re very grateful to everyone who entered the competition and generously supported Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin. It was really difficult choosing the winners because all the pets are really beautiful so we had to consider factors like composition and quality of light too. They are obviously much-loved pets and so are all winners at the end of the day!’

Catherine McCloy, Head of Income Generation at Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin said: ‘We’d like to thank the Age UK North Shropshire Supporters group for organising this competition and also everyone who entered photographs of their beautiful pets and made it such a success.’

Other winners across the categories were: Diana Flint and her granddaughters, Sophie, Felicity and Henrietta Apps; Alice Morcumb; Kristina Williams; Ana Salvador-Garvin; John Edge; Daniel Bebbington; Julie Booth; Sharon Williamson; and John Anslow.