Still time to send us your pet pics

LAST week we launched our new Pets on Parade contest and we have already been inundated with entries.

The fun competition aims to pick the cutest pet in the area with top prizes up for grabs and we are inviting all our readers to send us their pictures of their pets.

We have teamed up with Gavin Chambers from Chambers Pets Supplies, which has recently moved to premises in Bath Street, Ilkeston, who has stepped in to sponsor the event.

He is offering £50 to the winner and a £20 prize to the runner up. The prize can be spent on any goods in his store.

To be in with a chance of winning one of the prizes all you have to do is send us a picture of your pet looking cute.

We would prefer it if you sent us your entry in a digital format by email to

Please put pets in the subject box so it stands out from the rest of our emails and you will need to include all the information asked for in the coupon on the right.

Please make sure that your picture is saved as a Jpeg and is not more than 1mb in size. This makes it easier for us to publish the pictures.

If you don’t have email then don’t worry you can still enter just send your print or disk to 8 Heanor Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8ER or c/o Sweet News, 51 Nottingham Road, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, NG16 3AN.

I am afraid we cannot guarantee we will be able to return your picture but if you include a stamped, addressed envelope we will endeavour to do so once the competition is over.

The closing date for entries is April 19. The following week we will print a final line-up of our 36 favourite pets and readers will then be able to vote for the winner.

We will give you details of how to do that nearer the time.

All the normal Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser competition rules apply.