Here are the early contenders for the Comedy Pet Photography Awards

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Dogs can be suave, too. Image: Simon DeKnock/Comedy Pet Photo Awards

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Early entries for the Comedy Pet Photography Awards are in, with hilarious images of horses, dogs and cats competing for the top prize.

Photography awards are getting stranger and stranger.

For example, every July, the best iPhone photographs are named in what appears to be a fast-growing competition. Last year, photographer of the year, Siyuan Niu, won with his image of a man and an eagle.

Elsewhere, we have the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, with Angela Bohlke’s stunning image of a fox face-planting into the snow in Yellowstone National Park taking last year’s top prize.

Pets

Along that theme, the Comedy Pet Photography Awards competition is now open for entries, and has already secured some interesting snaps.

Entries can still be submitted online until the end of May, with a £2,000 cash prize, a Think Tank camera bag and £100 gift voucher from Wex Photographic on offer for the best snap.

“It’s been great to see so many entries coming in,” said wildlife photographer and co-founder of the awards, Paul Joynson-Hicks.

“Despite this being the inaugural year of the competition, the quality of some of the photographs is wonderful, both from a comedic and photographic perspective.

“We wanted to see the funniest photos of pets from across the globe and, to our delight, the entries we’ve received so far have gone over and above our expectations. We can’t wait to see more!”

Here are some of the better entries so far.

Comedy Pet Photo Awards

Kittens can be rude. Image: Claire Stott/Comedy Pet Photography Awards

Dog and a bubble. Image: Connie Fore/Comedy Pet Photo Awards

Life goals. Image: Connie Fore/Comedy Pet Photography Awards

Cat Image: Gabril Constantin Marian/Comedy Pet Photo Awards

Peek-a-boo. Image: Gabril Constantin Marian/Comedy Pet Photography Awards

Cat Image: Gabril Constantin Marian/Comedy Pet Photo Awards

Give me that. Image: Gabril Constantin Marian/Comedy Pet Photography Awards

Horse falling over. Image: Heather Ross/Comedy Pet Photo Awards

Oops. Image: Heather Ross/Comedy Pet Photography Awards

Cats Image: Heather Ross/Comedy Pet Photo Awards

Attack! Image: Heather Ross/Comedy Pet Photography Awards

Image: Isabelle Marozzo/Comedy Pet Photo Awards

What? Image: Isabelle Marozzo/Comedy Pet Photography Awards

Startled cat. Image: Krzysztof Smejlis/Comedy Pet Photo Awards

Agh! Image: Krzysztof Smejlis/Comedy Pet Photography Awards

Suave dog. Image: Simon DeKnock/Comedy Pet Photo Awards

Hello, ladies. Image: Simon DeKnock/Comedy Pet Photography Awards

Laughing horse. Image: Stephen DeHavilland/Comedy Pet Photo Awards

Good one. Image: Stephen DeHavilland/Comedy Pet Photography Awards

The competition is being supported by the Animal Welfare Foundation and the Humane Society of the United States.

Gordon Hunt is a journalist at Siliconrepublic.com

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