Time is running out to enter the biggest canine photography
competition of the year, and with prizes including a day with a
professional photographer and a prestigious artist painting the
winning image, the competition is one not to be missed.
The Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year Competition
celebrates the bond we have with our dogs and the wonderful
artistic license our canine best friends provide us with. It is
free to enter the annual canine photography competition, however
time is running out as the deadline for submissions is
This year the overall winner will have their image painted by
acclaimed artist Sara Abbott, and will also receive a signed
cartoon by 'Life with Dogs' artist, Rupert Fawcett and an
underwater camera housing courtesy of Overboard. Recognising the
potential of young contestants, the winner of the 16 and under
category will receive a day's course in canine photography with
award-winning photographer, Andy Biggar.
Artist Sara Abbott is gifted in canine art and this year will be
recreating the overall winning image in her unique and celebrated
style. The self-taught artist specialises in the surface of living
things, be it skin, hair or fur, and her unique specialty lends
itself perfectly to canine art.
The winner of the 16 and under category for the competition,
entitled, 'I Love Dogs Because' will receive the unique opportunity
to spend the day with photographer Andy Biggar. The prize is aimed
at helping give talented young photographers a step on the ladder
to a career or successful past time in photography.
Kennel Club Secretary, Caroline Kisko, said: "This competition
is a highlight of the year. In each image, a hint of each dog's
personality is revealed - there are no two images the same. It is
wonderful to see what talented dog owners we have out there and
witness the pride owners have for their dogs.
"The prizes have been carefully chosen to give the winners
something they will treasure forever, be it an unforgettable
experience with an award-winning photographer or a priceless
painting of your image. The images of our dogs are so beautiful, I
wish everyone could win."
There are six categories to enter: five that are open to all
ages - Dog Portrait, Dogs at Play, Dogs at Work, Man's Best Friend
and Puppies - and one category open exclusively to those aged 16
and under; 'I love dogs because.'
For more information about the competition or to enter visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/dogphotocompetition.