Handsome hounds, fetching felines and dashing degus are needed for the Guardian's Pet Pawtrait Competition 2019.

This year's competition offers well preened pets from across the district a chance to strike a pose and strut their stuff.

With the cut off for entries this Sunday (March 3) photogenic animal companions of all varieties are encouraged to get Vouging.

The most beautiful furry and scaly friends will then be displayed in the following week's paper, with the public asked to vote for their favourite before March 17.

Winners receive one family ticket to Battersea Park Zoo in London.

Send entries to epping.competitions@newsquest.co.uk