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A photography competition to find ?the world?s best pictures of farm animals? has been launched by an organisation campaigning against factory farming.

Launched by Compassion in World Farming, Focus On Farm Animals is open to amateur and professional photographers worldwide.

Entrants are asked to submit photos of animals from ?any kind of farm, whether small, large, indoors or outside?.

Winners and runners-up images will be published in the magazine Farm Animal Voice and on the website www.ciwf.org.uk.

The winning entries will also form the centrepiece of the publicity campaign for World Farm Animal?s Day on 2 October 2008.

?We want our competition to draw attention to the fact that these are sentient creatures and that intensive modern farming systems cause them sometimes great suffering,? said World Farming?s chief executive Philip Lymbery.

The competition aims to find images ?showing farm animals as they really are: feeling beings with physical, psychological and emotional needs?.

There is no cash prize but organisers point out that they will mention winning photographers’ own websites for images used in publicity.

Copyright remains with entrants but organisers say they reserve the right to use winning entries as they see fit, crediting the photographer accordingly.

Full details are available at www.ciwf.org.uk.

The closing date is 30 June 2008.

Picture credit: Martin Usborne/Compassion in World Farming 2007

Animal photo contest fights factory farming