We are a nation of pet lovers, from guinea pigs to dogs to snakes and exotic birds – we definitely have a soft spot for animals. To celebrate our love for our pets, we are launching PET PAWTRAIT. This exciting competition gives you the chance to show off your pet to the world, do you have the cutest cat? The funniest dog? Or do you have a more uncommon pet and feel the species deserves more love? This is your purr-fect chance to do it.

We will be showcasing all of the best entries on the 19th February – each picture displayed will have a unique number attached to it, identifying each entry. You will then get the opportunity to vote for your favourite either through text, phone or by post, with our winner revealed at the start of March.

You can:
Email your pictures, clearly telling us where you’re from and who your pet is to:

Or post your entry to: Echo Pet Pawtrait Competition. Unit 1 Brunel Court, Brunel Way, Severalls Industrial Estate, Colchester CO4 9XP

Terms and Conditions: Any pictures you send to us cannot be returned. All entries must be in by Sunday 17th February 2019. By entering this competition, you agree to Newsquest and its employees processing your personal data to the extent required to administer the competition. This includes the drawing of winners and any subsequent contact. Newsquest will not share your personal data so acquired with any third parties. For full terms visit Service provided by Newsquest Media Group.