Sheltered A National Pet Photo Competition Petz Portraits by Sonia Farrell

Entries to this Competition are now CLOSED. Finalist pets are in the process of being painted with artworks to be exhibited in the upcoming Sheltered Pet Art Exhibition on the Gold Coast being held on 5 November 2022.  Stay updated on developments on this event by visiting my social media channels: see Facebook - Petz Portraits by Sonia Farrell (click)


To enter 'Sheltered' my National Photo Competition, please complete this form AND submit a single photo of your pet to the following email address:

Please note the form and the photo must BOTH be received by Sonia by the competition close date of midnight Monday, 8 August 2022. Tuesday, 9 August 2022 (DATE EXTENDED BY 1 DAY)

Please note photos taken by professional photographers may not be used as an entry for this competition due to copyright.

See below for information, detail and timelines for this All Heart by Sonia Farrell initiative - please scroll to the section after the form.

PS - If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with this form - please make screen shots and email them through to



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Thank you for entering... I am excited about this upcoming project... 


  • Calling for photo entries – July & Aug 2022 ...  Closes midnight Monday, 8 August. 2022 NOW TUESDAY, 9 AUGUST.  Entries are invited across 4 categories... Small dogs, Medium Dogs, Large Dogs and Cats
  • Sonia will Select 12 photos – 3 from each of the categories:  Small dogs, Med Dogs, Large Dogs, Cats  JOIN US WITH FACEBOOK LIVE TO HEAR FIRST HAND THE 12 PHOTOS SELECTED - CLICK HERE. Non on Facebook - Contact me to request a ZOOM link for the announcement.
  • These photos will be used as reference photos for medium sized artworks which will be painted over a period of 10 to 12 weeks
  • These artworks will feature in a Charity inspired art exhibition opening on 6 November (Animal Shelter Appreciation Day) on-line and in person in collaboration with a pet charity...
  • The paintings will be open to a People’s Choice voting system, with an OVERALL winner chosen. This overall People’s Choice winner will be the happy recipient of their pet portrait for FREE. 
  • Pet owners whose pets were painted will have the opportunity to take ownership of their pet portrait painting at a very special price.  
  • All 12 artworks will be used by Sonia Farrell to make up a 2023 Calendar.
  • Please note a portion of proceeds from Calendar sales will be donated to the selected charity. No rewards or monetary allocation / recognition will be made to any pets or pet owners of the artworks that were painted that now form part of Sonia’s 2023 calendar.

Please feel free to ask any questions by contact me here

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