Picture this, your pet a big winner

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The team at the Riverside Shopping Centre in Hemel Hempstead town centre have launched a pets win prizes photography competition – and there’s a fantastic personal photography session for you and your favourite furry friend up for grabs.

To celebrate National Pet Month, the centre is asking children and adults to submit photographs for the following categories:

A. Pet who looks most like its owner

B. Pet who looks most like a celebrity

C. Cutest pet

Five finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of judges and their pictures will then be published in the Gazette, and on our website, so that readers can vote for their favourite.

The winner in each category will be announced in the Gazette on Wednesday, May 22 and prizes will be presented at Riverside’s Dancing Dog event on Saturday, May 25 when Crufts champion trainer and judge Richard Curtis will be entertaining the crowds with some very talented four legged friends who will be showing off theirdancing skills.

To enter, all you have to do is email your picture along with the name of your pet and your contact details including daytime telephone number to


Please make sure that your email has the subject line: Pet photography competition, and state whether you are submitting an entry in either category A, B or C.

If you wish to enter more than one pet or more than one category, please send a separate email for each entry. For category B, the name of the celebrity must be stated along with your contact details Pictures should preferably be submitted in JPEG format with a file size of more than 250kb.

All entries must be received by Sunday, May 5.