Welcome to Cats

Welcome to the Pet Photo of the Year Cats category! This is a photo category page dedicated to all the photos of pet cats that have been submitted to us.

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About Cats

This category is dedicated only to our feline friends – cats, and we welcome photos of all shapes, sizes and breeds of cat. Remember – if the cat isn't your pet, then please get permission from the owner/s, before entering photos to this website, and also remember not to play 'dress-up' with your pets. Have fun with your photos but respect your pet!

Pet Photo Awards is all about having fun and showing us (and potentially the world) – how much you love your cat/s!

The Cats category of Pet Photo Awards contains a selection of annual competitions such as Cats and Kittens as well as several photo challenges to engage with.


At the time of writing, TICA – The International Cat Association recognises 73 breeds of cats (for championship competition) as listed below. However, for category and this photo competition we allow photos of all breeds of cat both pedigree and non-pedigree to be entered.

Abyssinian, American Bobtail, American Bobtail Shorthair, American Curl, American Curl Longhair, American Shorthair, American Wirehair, Australian Mist, Balinese, Bengal, Bengal Longhair, Birman, Bombay, British Longhair, British Shorthair, Burmese, Burmilla, Burmilla Longhair, Chartreux Chausie, Cornish Rex, Cymric, Devon Rex, Donskoy, Egyptian Mau, Exotic Shorthair, Havana, Himalayan, Japanese Bobtail, Japanese Bobtail Longhair, Khaomanee, Korat, Kurilian Bobtail, Kurilian Bobtail Longhair, LaPerm, LaPerm Shorthair, Lykoi, Maine Coon, Maine Coon Polydactyl, Manx, Minuet, Minuet Longhair, Munchkin, Munchkin Longhair, Nebelung, Norwegian Forest, Ocicat, Oriental Longhair, Oriental Shorthair, Persian, Peterbald, Pixiebob, Pixiebob Longhair, Ragdoll, Russian Blue, Savannah, Scottish Fold, Scottish Straight, Scottish Straight Longhair, Selkirk Rex, Selkirk Rex Breed, Selkirk Rex Longhair, Siamese, Siberian, Singapura, Snowshoe, Somali, Sphynx, Thai, Tonkinese, Toyger, Turkish Angora, Turkish Van.

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Cats photo competition history