Budding veterinary photographers are being invited to send in their best pictures as the British Veterinary Association (BVA) launches its fourth annual photography competition.

The competition, open to all BVA members, is calling for entries in two categories. ‘All creatures great and small’ is open to images across the animal kingdom – whether it’s wildlife, livestock or pets – taking inside or outside of the workplace. Meanwhile, in the ‘One Veterinary Community – #WeAreBVA’ category the judging panel will be seeking snaps that show veterinary working life through a lens and celebrate the diversity of BVA’s membership.

Last year saw over 500 entries hoping to catch the judges’ eyes. Stephen Ashman won in the ‘All creatures great and small’ category with a picture of a pair of wild ponies, while Peter Myatt won in the ‘Human:animal bond’ category with a photo entitled ‘Best part of the job’, which shows a laid-back 10-week-old cocker spaniel puppy lounging contentedly on Peter’s lap.

HR winner Best part of the job
HR winner Best part of the job

This year, the winner in each category will receive a £250 John Lewis gift voucher and get the chance to have their photographs displayed at BVA Members’ Day in September, at other BVA events and used in BVA communications.

Simon Doherty, BVA President, said, “The annual photography competition is a real calendar highlight and an incredible showcase for the diverse, valuable and often eye-catching work being carried out across the veterinary community. Every year since the competition launched we’ve been really impressed by the quality and range of entries and I’m really looking forward to seeing our talented members keeping standards just as high this year. Whether you’re a serious snapper or a casual clicker, we really want to see how you catch on camera the animal kingdom and what being a BVA member means to you.”

All submissions should promote responsible animal interaction as well as positive animal health and welfare. The deadline for entries is midnight on 1 September 2019. To submit an entry, visit the website.


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