The 14th Annual TBA Photo Contest

Purpose: To have fun.

Who can participate: Any TBA member can submit photos with a limit of 5 photos per member. Any Tonkinese pet owner who has purchased their tonk from a TBA member can also submit photos but please identify the TBA member/breeder.

Types of Photos: The major requirement is that the photo contain a Tonkinese. It may also contain other cats, animals, children, toys etc. Any type of photo is acceptable. They can range from humorous to candid, showing personality to beauty shots showing a lovely Tonkinese. You are only limited by your imagination and the cooperation of the cats.

Restrictions: The photo cannot contain a recognizable adult TBA member(s) or other recognizable adult(s) such as judges or celebrities. We want this contest to be anonymous as we select the winners. Each member may submit a total of 5 photos. No professional copyrighted photos. Some photos may be too small or fuzzy to use. If that's the case I will contact you about it.

Winners: Photos will appear in the public area of the web pages so anyone can see them. Selection will be done by TBA members voting via e-mail. If you are a pet buyer but not a TBA member, ask your breeder about complimentary free membership which would allow you to vote. The winner will appear on the April Aqua Eye cover with other categories appearing inside the Aqua Eye.

Photos will be added to the Tonkinese archives. Several photos have been used on CFA’s web web site to depict pet ownership or the Tonkinese personality.  Some may be used in CFA or TBA’s pamphlets and other handouts.  Many photos from the Photo Contest are used in the Tonkinese Breed Booth seen at various CFA cat shows throughout North America. Photos are never sold but may be used for information to promote our breed and general pet ownership. By submitting photos you have agreed to allow your photos to be used in this manner.

How to submit: Photos can be submitted via US mail or sent email to the webmaster: Nancy Mikita at (4251 West 215th Street, Fairview Park, Ohio 44126). Photos sent via US mail will be returned if you include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

You may include a one line caption.

Please include the following information: Your name, name of cat, age, color and pattern (if known) and the name of the breeder or cattery.

You will get an email acknowledgement of receipt of the photos. If you don't get an acknowledgement contact Nancy Mikita at

For the photos selected as winners we would like higher resolution images if they exist. This is not a requirement for winning - just something preferred. The winners may optionally include a background story about the photo for the AE but this will not appear on the web page during the voting process.

How to vote: Once voting begins, you will be prompted to Send an e-mail with your selections to Only TBA members may vote.


Voting Categories. There are no categories when submitting photos. When we vote, members will be able to vote for up to 5 photos in several categories. The same photo can be voted for more than one category but each photo will win in only one. The categories are:

If you have any problems, questions or concerns, please email me at

To get an idea of what type of photo wins, see the winners of the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 Photo Contests