National Selfie Day: Pet Competition

Love them or hate them, the ‘selfie’ has become a staple part of modern-day popular culture.

We’ve probably all taken one, and we’ve almost certainly all been involved in one. Whether stood opposite a mirror parading a new look, posing in front of iconic monuments on holiday, or even with a group of a friends on a Mecca Bingo night out… the temptation is often too much to resist.

But if there was ever the perfect opportunity to take one, it’s now – because it’s competition time!

We want to see our Mecca players’ silliest selfies, and we want your pets involved. Your pics can be with your pet, or just your pet on its own if you’re feeling a little camera shy!

Get your entries in to [email protected] by 23:59 on 23rd June – and our 10 photogenic favourites will be rewarded with £100 of supermarket vouchers!

The history of the selfie

It’s no surprise to see 24 hours dedicated to the art of the selfie, but it is a relatively recent inclusion to the calendar. Founded in 2014 by a Texas DJ, #NationalSelfieDay has been a social media top trend every summer since.

Nowadays, the selfie has become synonymous with a simple smartphone snap, but the first is widely credited to photography pioneer Robert Cornelius way back in 1839. These days, they’re much more common, with Google recently reporting that its Android devices take 93 million selfies per day!

And now it’s your turn to join the party. So get snapping and get those photos into us ASAP.

Clickety, click!



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