Young Kennel Club calls on members to showcase artisitic skills


The Young Kennel Club’s (YKC) has launched its annual search for artists amongst its members. The YKC team is now welcoming entries for its YKC Artist of the Year competition.

YKC members are being encouraged to create a piece of artwork with the theme of ‘Your dog at their happiest’. The prize is £75, art supplies, and a year’s free YKC membership, as well as their winning artwork being on display at the YKC stand at Crufts 2016.

There are three age categories – 6-11 years, 12-16 years and 17-24 years – and the two other age category winners will be awarded £50 prize money and art supplies.

YKC Chairman, Gerald King said: “YKC members are talented in so many ways and we love seeing our members’ creativity. The YKC Artist of the Year competition offers members the chance to show off their artistic skills whilst celebrating their love of dogs and I know we will see a great variety of different artworks with this year’s theme.”

Last year’s YKC Artist of the Year was 18 year-old Jodie Forbes, who captured a team of huskies pulling a sled in a mountain scene.

YKC members have until 31st January 2016 to submit their artwork. Entries can be up to A3 in size and a range of materials, including drawing (e.g. pencil, pen, crayon, pastel, etc.) painting, printmaking, and collage may be used.

Entrants should send their artwork to Young Kennel Club, The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London, W1J 8AB. All artwork must include a full name, address and age, telephone number and email address on the back. All artwork will be returned after Crufts 2016.


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