Stray cats are the focus of attention in new Japanese photo competition

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There is pretty much a photography competition for everything. Whether you shoot striking portraits, stunning landscapes, or mindblowing macro, there’s almost certainly a platform to share your work and be in with the chance of a prize. There are also a few slightly more abstract photography competitions, and perhaps one of the most obscure is Japan’s Stray Cat Photo Award. 

In honor of those felines who live a life that much harder than the pampered pets of this world, animal welfare group Tsushima Noraneko has launched the stray cat award to raise awareness. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.