See the entrants for this year’s Lowestoft Journal Pets on Parade competition - and help us crown the winners!

Dogs: Albert Walker. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Albert Walker. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Scores of cute cats and dapper dogs have been entered into The Journal's 2017 Pets on Parade contest.

Dogs: Forest Bircham. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Forest Bircham. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

And we also have some other adorable animals vying for the top prizes too.

A total of 50 pets have been entered with 32 dogs, 11 cats and seven other pets that are in the running this year.

Cats: Ace Gibbs. Photo: Picture Studios

Cats: Ace Gibbs. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Archant

All of their owners will be hoping to emulate our 2016 Pets on Parade champions – top cat Teddy, top dog Chip and top pet – Sonic the hedgehog.

And now we are asking you, our readers, to nominate your favourites.

Dogs: Alfie Morris. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Alfie Morris. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios


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The competition, which is being run in conjunction with Picture Studios, of London Road North, Lowestoft, gives readers the chance to vote for their favourites.

There are no prizes awarded to those of you who send in your votes, but there are some great prizes on offer to the owners of the picture perfect pets who receive the most votes, and the runners-up too.

Other animals: Angel Williams. Photo: Picture Studios

Other animals: Angel Williams. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

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The competition has three categories: Top Cat, Top Dog and Top Pet (for any pets other than cats or dogs), with prizes on offer for the winners, runners-up and third-placed pets in each category.

The owners of the winning pets will receive a 20in x 16in canvas wrap portrait – worth £190 – of their dog, cat or other pet, courtesy of Picture Studios.

Dogs: Arthur Leavold. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Arthur Leavold. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

The runners-up in each category will win 10in x 8in portraits from Picture Studios, worth £60, with 7in x 5in portraits – worth £46 – going to those in third place.

By voting in the competition you will be helping us to choose the most attractive animals in our circulation area – and no doubt putting a big smile on the faces of their proud owners.

Dogs: Aubrey-bear Walsh. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Aubrey-bear Walsh. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Once the votes have been counted, the winning owners will be contacted to arrange for a presentation of the prizes.

To cast your vote, simply fill in the entry coupon printed in today's Lowestoft Journal and send it to us to arrive by noon on Friday, March 3.

Cats: Belle Pearce. Photo: Picture Studios

Cats: Belle Pearce. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

You can vote as many times as you wish – but photocopies will not be accepted.

Dogs: Bessie Gregory. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Bessie Gregory. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: Betty Walker. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Betty Walker. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: Bruno Cooper. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Bruno Cooper. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Other animals: Bubbles Williams. Photo: Picture Studios

Other animals: Bubbles Williams. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: Buddy Williams. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Buddy Williams. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: Chester Thorpe. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Chester Thorpe. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: Chewy Huggins. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Chewy Huggins. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Cats: Chocolate Williams. Photo: Picture Studios

Cats: Chocolate Williams. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Archant

Other animals: Claudia Martin. Photo: Picture Studios

Other animals: Claudia Martin. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: Cobar Van Dijk. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Cobar Van Dijk. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: Cookie Carpenter. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Cookie Carpenter. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: Daisy Andrews. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Daisy Andrews. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: Dotty Wicks. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Dotty Wicks. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Other animals: Edna Bircham. Photo: Picture Studios

Other animals: Edna Bircham. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Other animals: Fluffy Gregory. Photo: Picture Studios

Other animals: Fluffy Gregory. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: Frankie Andrews. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Frankie Andrews. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: fudge Webber. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: fudge Webber. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: Gizmo Goddard. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Gizmo Goddard. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Cats: Google Rix. Photo: Picture Studios

Cats: Google Rix. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Archant

Cats: Hera Savannah Pandora Martin. Photo: Picture Studios

Cats: Hera Savannah Pandora Martin. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Archant

Cats: Hodor Gowing. Photo: Picture Studios

Cats: Hodor Gowing. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Archant

Dogs: Isabella Romero. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Isabella Romero. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: Joey Connolly-Morton. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Joey Connolly-Morton. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: Keith Bircham. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Keith Bircham. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Cats: Leo Williams. Photo: Picture Studios

Cats: Leo Williams. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Archant

Dogs: Lola Hamilton. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Lola Hamilton. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Cats: Manny Crane. Photo: Picture Studios

Cats: Manny Crane. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Archant

Dogs: Marnie Goldson. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Marnie Goldson. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: Milo Tungate. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Milo Tungate. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Other animals: Nutty Read. Photo: Picture Studios

Other animals: Nutty Read. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: Poppy Bircham. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Poppy Bircham. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: Poppy Hind. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Poppy Hind. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: Poppy Pearce. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Poppy Pearce. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: Ralph Tonkes. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Ralph Tonkes. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: Rambo Baxter. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Rambo Baxter. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Dogs: Riggs Day. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Riggs Day. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Other animals: Roger Gregory. Photo: Picture Studios

Other animals: Roger Gregory. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Cats: Smudge Catchpole. Photo: Picture Studios

Cats: Smudge Catchpole. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Archant

Cats: Socks Mitchelle. Photo: Picture Studios

Cats: Socks Mitchelle. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Archant

Cats: Tinker Pearce. Photo: Picture Studios

Cats: Tinker Pearce. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Archant

Dogs: Zeus Day. Photo: Picture Studios

Dogs: Zeus Day. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Picture Studios

Cats: Maude Barwood. Photo: Picture Studios

Cats: Maude Barwood. Photo: Picture Studios - Credit: Archant

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