The Young Kennel Club (YKC) is inviting entries for its Artist of the Year competition and is encouraging all photographers in the making to express their creativity and showcase their dog photography skills.
Next year will mark the 150th anniversary year of The Kennel Club, and the overall winner will see their photograph displayed in The Kennel Club Art Gallery as part of the 150th celebrations.
Entries must feature a dog, either belonging to the photographer or one they know, and should fit one of three themes:
- “Your everyday dog” – your dog captured in its everyday life
- “Your competing dog” – your dog captured enjoying competing and hoping to get to Crufts
- “Your working dog” – your dog captured working and helping in an environment they love
This year’s judging panel will be looking for photographs that portray one of the themes, whilst also demonstrating creativity. They will look at three key areas: impact of the photograph, creativity of image and how well it demonstrates technical ability.
Alongside having their work displayed in The Kennel Club Art Gallery, the overall winner will receive £80, four tickets to Crufts and a year’s free YKC membership. 2nd place will receive £50 and four tickets to Crufts, while 3rd place will receive £30 and four tickets to Crufts.
YKC members have until Friday 16 December to submit their entries. The photographs should be portrait only, and no bigger than 10MB, in JPEG format and no smaller than 600x600 pixels.
Further information on the competition and how to enter can be found by visiting the Young Kennel Club page.