Calling all young artists! The Young Kennel Club (YKC) invites budding painters and photographers to showcase their dog artistry skills in the annual Artist of the Year competition.

With the theme of ‘Bright and Bold’, participants are encouraged to unleash their creativity.

Unleashing Creativity: ‘Bright and Bold’ Theme

Entries for the competition must feature a photo or painting of a dog, adhering to the theme of ‘Bright and Bold’. The judging panel seeks distinctive artwork that effectively utilises bright colours, showcasing creativity, and grabbing attention. They will focus on three key aspects: the impact of the image, its creativity, and composition.

Lucrative Prizes and Entry Details

The Artist of the Year competition offers many prizes, with the overall winner receiving £80 and four tickets to Crufts 2024. The second and third place holders will receive £50 and £30 respectively, along with four tickets each to the event.

YKC members can submit their entries until Wednesday, 31 January 2024. Photographs should be in portrait orientation, in JPEG format, and not exceed 10MB, with a minimum size of 600×600 pixels. Comprehensive details about the competition and entry guidelines can be found here.