Pet Idol is back!

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Get the pet shampoo, cute ribbons and inappropriate clothing ready – entry is now open for our 2020 Pet Idol competition.

If you have a cool cat, pampered pooch or any other gorgeous bundle of fur, feathers or even scales, now is your chance to win our £300 first prize – that buys an awful lot of cat litter or you might even prefer to spend it on yourself (just don’t tell the mutt!). There will also be two runner-up prizes of £50.

To enter the competition, which is sponsored by Crown Vets, Glen Nevis Place, Fort William, PH33 6DA  – 01397 702727, visit

After you enter your pet, look out for our fantastic Pet Idol supplement on April 2. This will give you the chance to boast to your friends that your little fur-ball really is the cutest thing in Argyll and the West Highlands!

Vote for your favourite

Readers will then have the serious job of voting for their favourite pet in the supplement. We will then break it down to further rounds of 50, 30, 20 and a final top 10. The pet with the most votes will be crowned our Pet idol champion early in June 2020. Good luck!

The closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday March 22.

Terms and conditions

Wyvex Media’s Pet idol 2020 competition is open to all pets of owners living in the circulation area of The Oban Times and Lochaber Times. Photographs must have been taken on or after January 1, 2020. Pictures of deceased pets are ineligible. Pictures should only contain one pet. Readers can enter more than one pet, but each pet must have a separate entry. By entering the competition, you agree that Wyvex Media Ltd has the right to publish the images and details of your pet without payment for the purposes of promoting the Pet Idol campaign(s). The winning pet and owner must take part in publicity. Employees of Wyvex Media Ltd and their immediate family are not eligible to enter.

We care about your personal information

The information gathered on the entry form will be used by us to contact you regarding the competition and the photo and name to enter you into the competition.

We may also email you at the close of the competition.

We will not pass on any of the information supplied by you in the entry form to any third party unless you specifically choose to let us do so.

If you choose not to be added to our mailing list we will destroy the information provided by you four weeks after the competition winner is announced.