EUROPE's largest campaigning animal organisation, Viva!, has launched a competition to find the very best amateur images of farmed animals, including pigs, cows and chickens.
Photographs can also be of animals whose cousins are killed for food such as horses, wild geese or ducks " whether in transport, at market, on farms, out in the field, in ponds or sanctuaries.
Viva! founder and director, Juliet Gellatley, says: "If you're adept at capturing the moment with a lens, whether it be harrowing, sweet or cheeky, send us your results and show the world how you feel about the treatment of animals in human society.'
First prize will be "100 plus your photo featured in a future edition of Viva!'s popular magazine, Viva!life; second prize: "50; third prize: "30 in Viva! Gifts for Life merchandise gift vouchers.
Send your entries on a CD with your name and address to: Viva! Spring Snaps Competition, 8 York Court, Wilder Street, Bristol BS2 8QH or attach them to an email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The competition closes on September 1, 2010.
Please note: by entering the competition you are giving Viva! the right to use your photos at some point (if you want crediting please state).
For more information, call Viva! on 0117 944 1000.
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