Virtual Pet Show

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Virtual Pet Show

June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 13 @ 5:00 pm


Home Pet Show

Could your pet be the best in all the land? We’re calling every pet be they scaly, fluffy, leggy or slimy to show off their best side!

From 1st – 13th June, enter any of the classes below for a suggested donation of £2 per class.
We’ll pick our favourite and then the best will go through to the National Finals, to be crowned top in the country as part of the Virtual One Fun Day on 14th June!

Classes of entry:

Sleeping Beauty – from Monday 1st June, people can submit their photos of serenity, or videos of their pets having an amazing dream.

Best Trick – not just for dogs, any pet can have an impressive trick. Send us a video of yours!

Perfectly Imperfect – does your pet have that quirky look that makes them all the cuter? This will be our first LIVE show where contestants can join us via Zoom to show off their quirky pets. LIVE shows will take place on Saturday 13th June.

Golden Oldie – is an elderly pet your sweetest soul? Share your story!

Best Baby – Here’s looking at you, kid. Your best, bonnie baby. This will be another LIVE show on where contestants can join via Zoom to show us their cutest puppies, kittens, hamsters or even goldfish!

Peas in a pod – Pets that most look like their owners. Send us your photos of you and your lookalike pets together.

Best Rescue! – Of course we’ll be finishing on the Best Rescue show with our last LIVE show online on Saturday 13th June.

How to enter:
1. Entries will be open from Monday 1st June at 8am. Entries close at midnight Friday 12th June. To enter you need to text 70450 the word NORTHAMPTON followed by the amount you wish to donate (we’re suggesting £2 per class)
For example ‘NORTHAMPTON 2’ to 70450   –
2. Then please take a screen shot of your donation receipt in case you win we’ll need to see proof. Texts will cost the donation amount you choose plus a standard network message.
3. We’ll then need to know which class you’re entering. You can let us know by emailing and we’ll respond with further instructions depending on which class or classes you’re entering!

Ts&Cs: We’re asking for a donation per entry, which we’ll ask for proof of should you win the heat so please screenshot this in advance*

1. The RSPCA Home Pet Show 2020 competition (the “Competition”) is run by RSPCA Northamptonshire Branch (charity number 205377)
2. Your entry to the Competition can only be accepted by email (after the text to donate has been completed) Please do not send it by post or social media, as unfortunately they will not be read or considered.
3. Entrants 15 or younger must have a parent or legal guardian’s permission to enter the Competition.
4. Entries must feature your own pets or photographs/videos that you have taken of your own (family of friend’s pets). Classes, categories and judging guidelines can be found set out in more detail at:
Entry and specifications:
5. To enter please text 70450 with
NORTHAMPTON followed by your donation amount (i.e. NORTHAMPTON 3)
Take a screen shot of your donation text receipt in case you win and need proof of entry!
6. Once you have donated you can then send an email to with your entry, please include the class you are entering in the subject title.
7. If you are entering any of the three classes listed below, these are LIVE classes that will be held on Saturday 13th June – please email as above with the class you want to enter for details of the Zoom class login
– Perfectly imperfect (quirky pets, quirky looking)
– Best baby (young pets)
– Best Rescue (all rescues from horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, anything goes)
8. Photos/videos entered into the Competition must be a faithful representation of what the photographer saw at the time of taking the photo. Digital adjustments are only acceptable if they are for minor cleaning work, levels, curves, colour, saturation and contrast work. Entrants will be disqualified from the Competition if the RSPCA or the judges believe that the images have been manipulated or are not the entrant’s original work.
9. Please avoid the use of filters and effects.
10. Images uploaded should be no larger than 10MB. Make sure the image you upload is a JPEG and the highest quality image you have, sized no smaller than 600×600 pixels, but keep the ‘Raw’ file(s).
11. Entrants should not do anything to upset or stress animals in attempting to photograph them. Photos will be rejected from the Competition if the RSPCA or the judges believe that the photos show an animal in distress, or if they contain any unsuitable content.
12. Entries cannot be returned so please retain a copy.
13. The opening date for entries is Monday 1 June at 9am United Kingdom time.
14. The closing date for online entries is Saturday 13th June at 1pm. Any entries received after this time will be rejected.
15. All entrants have the right to withdraw their entry prior to the closing date of Friday, by sending an email request to:
16. The judges of the Competition are branch representatives and details are available on request. The RSPCA will create a shortist of entries for each category, which will then be judged anonymously by the panel of judges.
17. For live pet shows, a branch representative will choose a winner during the session.
18. All finalists in the Competition will be noitified by email on Saturday 13th June. The decisions of the judges and the RSPCA are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
19. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted in respect of their entry. Although we are grateful to, and would like to encourage the efforts of, all participants, unfortunately we cannot give feedback on unsuccessful entries.
20. Prizes provided by the competitions supporters will be awarded to the winners of each category, as decided by the judges, as described below. Additional prizes may be awarded to runners-up in each of the categories but this is at the sole discretion of the judges and the RSPCA’s discretion).
21. If we do not receive a response after notifying an entrant that they have been selected as a winner, or if any selected winner becomes not contactable at any time up to and including the awards ceremony, the RSPCA and/or the judges may select another winner in their place.
22. Winners will be progressed to the finals which will take place at RSPCA Headquarters. Winners of this round will be invited to take part in a live Zoom final on 14 June at 5pm which will be streamed via our YouTube channel. Contestants who do not wish to take part in the live final will be given the option of their entry being represented by the class judge.
Personal information:
23. Each entrant (or entrant’s parent or legal guardian if the entrant is aged 16 or under) agrees that, only for the purposes of promoting the Competition and future RSPCA and branch activity, the RSPCA may (1) use the entrant’s first name, surname, county and age and (2) disclose the entrant’s name and age to third parties. The RSPCA shall seek the entrant’s prior consent (and/or the entrant’s parent or legal guardian’s prior consent if the entrant is aged 16 or under) before disclosing any further personal data to third parties. The RSPCA will not post the names and details of entrants aged under 13 years online without the entrant’s parental or guardian’s consent.
24. Personal information provided by finalists will be used for the purposes of administering the Competition where necessary (for example the provision of prizes as necessary for this purpose) and contacting the entrant about the next year’s competition and in accordance with the RSPCA’s Privacy notice: The RSPCA will use the contact details of the entrant’s parent or guardian to seek their consent to the entrant’s participation in the Competition and administering their child’s entry. The personal data of winners will be kept to enable the uses of their photos as described below.
25. All entries submitted must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other person. The RSPCA cannot be liable if another person’s rights are breached, and the parent or guardian of the entrant agrees to indemnify RSPCA Northamptonshire Branch, RSPCA and/or RSPCA Trading Ltd* in respect of any claim from a third party that the entrant’s work infringes their rights.
26. Entrants retain the copyright in their submitted photos or videos. However, by entering the Competition under these terms, the entrant gives RSPCA Northamptonshire Branch, the RSPCA and RSPCA Trading Ltd a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, exhibit and post the submitted photos in any and all media, including media platforms yet to be envisaged for the purposes of promoting and publicising this Competition or future RSPCA Young Photographer Awards.
For potential use on products of the RSPCA or third parties licensed by the RSPCA, the entrant’s permission will be sought, including use on RSPCA licensed products, which will be agreed as the subject of a separate agreement.
27. Wherever possible, the RSPCA will credit the entrant as the photographer.
28. Entrants agree in para 44 that the RSPCA may use the credited entry on its website for the duration of five years, after which all names and attribution will be removed.
General legal:
29. The RSPCA cannot be responsible for any entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected, damaged or incomplete, or for failure to receive or properly register any entries due to any technical failure or malfunction or other reason. The RSPCA reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions or cancel this Competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of its control. In either case we will give notice to entrants by posting the changes on the Competition website.
30. Entrants/their parents/guardians will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions and to agree to be bound by them when registering.
31. The law applicable to the Competition is English Law.


June 1 @ 8:00 am
June 13 @ 5:00 pm


RSPCA Northamptonshire Branch
01604 881317