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Bowbridge Court Launches Pampered Pets Photography Competition!

Published: Thursday 25th February 2021

Shelagh Elliott

Residents at Newark care home, Bowbridge Court, are launching a fun ‘pampered pets’ photography contest to spread some fluffy joy around the community.

Residents are asking local people to send in pictures of their pets – the more creative the better – for the contest where first prize will walk away with a pet themed prize! So far, the home have had an overwhelming response with over 200 fun entries of cats, dogs, hamsters, turtles, parrots and even snakes and spiders being submitted via Facebook.

Pet owners who enter the competition should also include fun facts about their furry companions to help with the overall judging. The contest has seven categories including: cutest, silliest, fluffiest, most colourful, best eyes, most photogenic and best overall.

Bowbridge Court’s pet Guinea pig named Harry will also be featuring in the contest as residents hosted a mini photoshoot for their furry friends.

Bowbridge Court resident, Shelagh Elliott, said, ‘With everything that is going on in the world at the moment, I think it is fantastic that the team have come up with such a fun and creative idea to spread a little bit of joy around the community. I love animals and look forward to seeing all of the cute wet noses and hilarious shots of them covered in mud!’.

Home Manager, Claire Gordon-Rundle, who hopes that the competition will brighten up everyone’s social media feeds whilst also bring joy to the residents, said, ‘It is more important now than ever to get into the community together to spread positivity! I know that there are plenty of animal lovers in the Newark community and we think it will be a great lockdown activity to set up an at home pet photoshoot! I look forward to seeing all of the pictures!’.

The competition closes on the 4th of March, to enter, please submit your photo, with some fun facts and which category you would like to be entered in over on the Bowbridge Court Facebook page

Bowbridge Court, operated by Ideal Carehomes, is a residential and dementia care home where residents and staff have recently received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination. The home is currently welcoming new residents for short and long term placements and loved ones are able to visit in dedicated Covid-safe social rooms (subject to current guidelines). Bowbridge Court is rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission. For more information about Bowbridge Court, contact Claire on 01636 605 528 or visit