Star Pets - meet Grantham’s winner!

Star Pets winner, Buddy
Star Pets winner, Buddy
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Our Star Pets contest ran in association with our sponsors, Picanova, and saw lots of adorable pets featured. Now the votes have been counted and we can declare the winner.

After sending in their photos earlier last year, all entrants were published in a special ‘Star Pets’ feature, and readers were encouraged to vote for their favourites.

We would like to extend our congratulations to Buddy, the official Grantham Journal Star Pet of 2013! Buddy’s owner, Kevin Gooch, of Lindisfarne Way, Grantham, will have his favourite pet photograph produced as a canvas, acrylic or aluminium print of his choice (up to a value of £100), courtesy of

Mr Gooch said coming first was “brilliant!”. He added: “Buddy is part of our family and a loyal companion to my daughter Ellie, who is so proud that he is a winner.

“A big thanks to all who voted, it’s much appreciated. Hollywood calls!”

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the pets for sitting still long enough to have their photo taken, their owners for entering the competition, and all of the other readers who took part. It is a great pleasure for us to give readers the chance to see their friends (furry or otherwise) in their local newspaper, so thank you to everyone who made it possible.

We hope that Mr Gooch thoroughly enjoys his prize, and we look forward to seeing more Star Pets in the 2014 contest.

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