(Open only to current members of the RWAF)

Our annual Bunny of the Year competition has been running for several years and last year we changed this to the ‘Bunnies of the Year competition’ to reflect the RWAFs belief that rabbits should only be kept in neutered pairs or compatible groups. As such only photos of two or more rabbits can be entered into this competition.

This year’s competition has 4 categories:
· Youngsters – 2 or more rabbits under 4 years old
· Older bunnies – 2 or more rabbits over 4 years of age
· Rescue bunnies – 2 or more rescue bunnies together. (You may also send a max of 100 words about each rabbit and their history)
· Happy bunnies – 2 or more bunnies binkying, playing, digging, snuggling, grooming each other etc.
Prizes are being awarded from 1st – 3rd in each category, and will consist of:

Youngsters category

1st place: They will receive a deluxe connection kit worth nearly £200 (donated by Runaround) 1 x 2kg Excel Junior Rabbit Nuggets, 1 x Long Stem Feeding Hay, 1 x Mountain Meadow Herbs, 1 x Country Garden Herbs, 1 x Apple Snacks and 1 x Gnaw Sticks (donated by Burgess Pet Care), 1 x 400g hand-packed Selective Timothy Hay (donated by Supreme Pet Foods), a Binky Trio (binky bell, boredom ball and treat bag – donated by The Binky Shop), and a Pet Remedy Atomiser (donated by Unex Design Ltd).
2nd place: 1 x 2kg Excel Junior nuggets (donated by Burgess Pet Care), a Happy Bunny Club box (donated by The Happy Bunny Club), 1 x 400g hand-packed Selective Timothy Hay (donated by Supreme Pet foods), a refillable Pet Remedy mini spray and a carton of 12 individual calming Pet Remedy wipes (donated by Unex Design Ltd).
3rd place: 1 x Mountain Meadow Herbs, 1 x Country Garden Herbs, 1 x Apple Snacks and 1 x Gnaw Sticks (donated by Burgess Pet Care), 1 x 1.1kg Oxbow Orchard Grass Hay (donated by Petlife International), 1 x 400g hand-packed Selective Timothy Hay (donated by Supreme Pet foods), and a refillable Pet Remedy mini spray (donated by Unex Design Ltd).

Older bunnies category:

1st place: 1 x 2kg Excel Mature Rabbit Nuggets, 1 x Long Stem Feeding Hay, 1 x Mountain Meadow Herbs, 1 x Country Garden Herbs, 1 x Apple Snacks and 1 x Gnaw Sticks (donated by Burgess Pet Care), 1 x 400g hand-packed Selective Timothy Hay (donated by Supreme Pet foods), a selection of Runaround goodies to include T-shirt, coasters and keyrings (donated by Runaround), a medium natural Binky table (donated by The Binky Shop), and a Pet Remedy Plug Diffuser pack (donated by Unex Design Ltd).
2nd place: 1 x 2kg Excel Mature rabbit nuggets (donated by Burgess Pet Care), a Happy Bunny Club box (donated by The Happy Bunny Club), 1 x 400g hand-packed Selective Timothy Hay (donated by Supreme Pet foods), a refillable Pet Remedy mini spray and a carton of 12 individual calming Pet Remedy wipes (donated by Unex Design Ltd).
3rd place: 1 x Mountain Meadow Herbs, 1 x Country Garden Herbs, 1 x Apple Snacks and 1 x Gnaw Sticks (donated by Burgess Pet Care), 1 x 425g Oxbow Oat Hay (donated by Petlife International), 1 x 400g hand-packed Selective Timothy Hay (donated by Supreme Pet foods), a refillable Pet Remedy mini spray and a carton of 12 individual calming Pet Remedy wipes (donated by Unex Design Ltd).

Rescue bunnies category:
1st place:  1 x 1.5kg Excel Natures Blend Nuggets, 1 x Long Stem Feeding Hay, 1 x Mountain Meadow Herbs, 1 x Country Garden Herbs, 1 x Apple Snacks and 1 x Gnaw Sticks (donated by Burgess Pet Care), a wooden rabbit hideout (donated by Hop Inn), 1 x 400g hand-packed Selective Timothy Hay (donated by Supreme Pet foods), a Binky Trio (binky bell, boredom ball and treat bag – donated by The Binky Shop), a selection of Runaround goodies to include T-shirt, coasters and keyrings (donated by Runaround), and a 200ml Pet Remedy calming spray (donated by Unex Design Ltd).
2rd place: 1 x 1.5kg Excel Natures Blend nuggets (donated by Burgess Pet Care), a Happy Bunny Club box (donated by The Happy Bunny Club), 1 x 400g hand-packed Selective Timothy Hay (donated by Supreme Pet foods), a refillable Pet Remedy mini spray and a carton of 12 individual calming Pet Remedy wipes (donated by Unex Design Ltd).
3rd place: 1 x Mountain Meadow Herbs, 1 x Country Garden Herbs, 1 x Apple Snacks and 1 x Gnaw Sticks (donated by Burgess Pet Care), 1 x Oxbow Baked peppermint Treats (donated by Petlife International), 1 year’s supply of Selective Naturals Grain Free Rabbit Food (for one rabbit, based on feeding guidelines – donated by Supreme Pet foods), 1 x 400g hand-packed Selective Timothy Hay (donated by Supreme Pet foods), and a refillable Pet Remedy mini spray (donated by Unex Design Ltd).

Happy bunnies category:

1st place  1 x 1.5kg Excel Natures Blend Nuggets, 1 x Long Stem Feeding Hay, 1 x Mountain Meadow Herbs, 1 x Country Garden Herbs, 1 x Apple Snacks and 1 x Gnaw Sticks (donated by Burgess Pet Care), 1 x 400g hand-packed Selective Timothy Hay (donated by Supreme Pet foods), a selection of Runaround goodies to include T-shirt, coasters and keyrings (donated by Runaround), a medium natural Binky table (donated by The Binky Shop), and a carton of 12 individual calming Pet Remedy wipes (donated by Unex Design Ltd).
2nd place:  1 x 1.5kg Excel Natures Blend Nuggets (donated by Burgess Pet Care), a Happy Bunny Club box (donated by The Happy Bunny Club), 1 x 400g hand-packed Selective Timothy Hay (donated by Supreme Pet foods) and a carton of 12 individual calming Pet Remedy wipes (donated by Unex Design Ltd).
3rd place:  1 x Mountain Meadow Herbs, 1 x Country Garden Herbs, 1 x Apple Snacks and 1 x Gnaw Sticks (donated by Burgess Pet Care), 1 year’s supply of Science Selective (for one rabbit, based on feeding guidelines – donated by Supreme Pet foods) and 1 x 400g hand-packed Selective Timothy Hay (donated by Supreme Pet foods).

Not only could you win some amazing prizes, but your rabbits could be crowned ‘Bunnies of the Year 2017’, and may feature on the cover of the Spring 2018 Rabbiting On.
To raise vital funds for the important work that the RWAF does, there is a small entry fee of £2 per photograph entered. You can enter as many photos as you like.

Photos can be entered as prints of digital images (preferably saved on a CD). Please set your camera to the maximum image quality to ensure that the resulting file is large and detailed enough to be reproduced in Rabbiting On. Save the digital photos at 300dpi, and at least postcard size. Make sure that your name, address, RWAF membership number and the rabbit’s names are on the CD.
If you send prints please stick a label on the back of each photo listing the information above.

Send your photos/CDs and entry fees to:

Bunnies of the Year 2017,
RWAF,
Enigma House,
Culmhead Business Park,
Taunton,
Somerset,
TA3 7DY

Please make cheques payable to: The Rabbit Welfare Fund.
Regrettably we are unable to return photos or CDs, so please do not send your only copies.

You can also enter your photos by emailing them. Firstly please ensure you visit
https://shop.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/product/bunnies-of-the-year-competition/ to pay the entry fee for each of your photos, then visit https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/about-the-rwaf/photo-submissions/ to upload your photos. You must include your name, address, RWAF membership number, the rabbits’ names, category entered and the payment transaction number the shop will generate when you pay for the entries.

The closing date for entries is the 30th December 2017 and the winners will be announced in the Spring 2018 Rabbiting On.

All of the photos entered that aren’t fortunate enough to be amongst the winners will be considered for our Pawprints, It’s my Bunny and Star Bunny pages in future issues of Rabbiting On. They may also be used to illustrate features in Rabbiting On, used RWAF literature and may even be a future Rabbiting On front cover star.

We would like to extend our thanks to the companies who have generously donated prizes for this competition.
Prizes will be posted out from the companies direct to the winners and can only be posted to UK postal addresses.
The RWAF and prize donators reserve the right to offer substitute prizes without prior notice.