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About the Awards

Established in 2019, the International Pet Photographer of the Year Awards is the world’s largest professional pet photography competition. It is entering an exciting new phase in 2023, with Charlotte Reeves and Craig Turner-Bullock of Unleashed Education at the helm!

We are honoured to have been chosen to take on the Awards from The Pet Photographers Club and we are committed to the continued growth and development of this fantastic awards platform.

This year we'll be celebrating the artistry and skill of pet photographers from all around the globe in even bigger and better ways than before.

We have another all-star panel of judges, five categories (one new category that we're very excited about), and for the first time ever, cash prizes, trophies and certificates for our category and overall winners and judges feedback on all images entered. Plus it’s your chance to be crowned the 2023 International Pet Photographer of the Year!


Your New Hosts

Read our story  ➝

Pet photography is our passion.

With 38 years of combined pet photography experience and enough awards to wallpaper the spare room, Charlotte Reeves and Craig Turner-Bullock are excited to be your new IPPOTY hosts!

You'll find us sharing our knowledge and skills with the pet photography community through our online education platform Unleashed Education.

Important Dates 

May 18 - 31 - Earlybird entries open

June 1 - 30 - Entries open

July 15 - August 15 - Online judging takes place

September 1 - Finalists announced

September 7 - Awards Ceremony live at the Shutterhound Conference

September 10 - All scores, feedback and badges are available for entrants in the online entry portal

Read Competition Rules

Award Categories




Pets and People


See Category Rules

Previous Winners

Whether you're looking for a healthy dose of inspiration, or just some pet-related eye candy, take a look at the galleries of previous award winners.

Awards Gallery

Meet the Judges

Read more about our incredible judges

Get in Touch

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