My Favourite Pet – Entries so far

Gosh NZ has some photogenic pets! Here are the (very cute) My Favourite Pet photo competition entries sent in so far.

If you’d like to enter your own pet, we’d just love to see your photos. See the competition details at the bottom of this page.

Jemma Jasper

 This is Lorraine’s dog, Lillee, a West Highland White Terrier, trying on boots for size.

Allen Maria Saki

Allen and Maria’s cat, Saki, arranging xmas  decorations.

Glenys Dudley

Glenys’ cat, Dudley, enjoying a bask in the summer sun on his favourite pink chair. We’re told he absolutely loves the camera.

Heidy Pancho Villa

A media op for Heidy’s cat, Pancho Villa.

Helen Lilly and Rosie

Helen’s cats Lilly and Rosie.

Helen Lagan Rosie

Helen’s cat, Rosie, doing her early morning stretches.

Kathryn Jagermeister

Kathryn’s cat, Jagermeister.

Morgan Silver Italia

Morgan’s dogs, Silver and Italia.

Morgan Silver Judy

Morgan’s dogs, Silver and Judy.

Morgan Silver K

Morgan’s dogs, Silver and K.

Fiona Juanita

Fiona’s dog, Juanita.

Trudy Tessie Sugar

Trudy’s dog, Tessie Sugar, a Lowchen-Lhasa Apso cross.

Sacha Jingles

Sacha’s cat, Jingles.


Anne’s dogs, Pip and Midge, with Neil, her husband….. all three asleep!


Anne’s dog, Midge.

Peter Coady

Peter’s dog, Coady.

Peter Cody2

Peter’s dog, Coady.

Peter Coady3

Peter’s dog, Coady.

Mark Rocky

Mark’s cat, Rocky.

Mark Rocky2

Mark’s cat, Rocky.

Joy Jan James

Joy and Jan, with their much-loved cat, James. May 1970.


Kiri with her pet frog.

Kiri Eve fluffy

Kiri, Eve and Fluffy.

Kirsty Beau

Kirsty’s budgie, Beau.

Kirsty Katie4

Kirsty with her cat, Katie.

Kirsty Katie2

Kirsty with her cat, Katie.


The Reid family, with dog Zac.

Jemma Jasper

Jemma’s dalmatian, Jasper.

Shontelle and Kelly Simba

Kelly and Shontelle’s (Shontelle is pictured) cat, Simba.

The My Favourite Pet photo competition runs in conjunction with our new PET exhibition, opening in Wellington this Thursday February 13. It’s a moving image exhibition curated 2014 Film ArchiveCurator-at-Large Gareth Watkins, which draws on the Archive’s large home movie collection to create a homage to the family pet. Admission is free and the exhibition runs until April 12. Read more about PET here.

The competition invites you to submit photographs of your own favourite pet, for the chance to win great prizes, which include our beautiful book New Zealand Film: An Illustrated History and adorable plush animal toys.

To enter the competition, post a digital photograph of your favourite pet on the Film Archive’s Facebook or Twitter page, or email your photo to . Remember to give your name and the name of your pet along with the photo.

Photos can be recent or retro, and prizes will be awarded for:

  • Most photogenic pet.
  • Best retro shot.
  • Best contemporary.

All pet photos submitted will be published here on Gauge, the Film Archive blog – your pet will be famous!

Entries close 12 April 2014. The winners will be contacted and announced on the Film Archive blog and social media the following week.

My Favourite Pet Conditions of Entry:

  • The My Favourite Pet photo competition is open to New Zealand residents only.
  • By entering this competition you grant the Film Archive permission to publish your photograph online on Gauge, the Film Archive blog.
  • Entrants may submit a maximum of three separate entries.
  • Entries will not be accepted after midnight 12 April 2014.
  • Prizes are not negotiable, the judges’ decisions are final.
  • The Film Archive reserves the right to disqualify any entries which are fraudulent, objectionable or potentially offensive, and remove images of this nature from our social media.
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