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Artist of the Year Art Competition

Are you a Young Kennel Club Member filled with great ideas? Could you design a front cover for the YKC Crufts Catalogue 2018? Entries open in September so it is time to get drawing and you could be in with a chance to win some great prizes!

THE COMPETITION

This year the YKC launched our very own Crufts Catalogue which showcased all the YKC Crufts competitors who competed in the YKC Ring. We asked you to design the front cover and the winning YKC member was Samantha Webster from Northfield Birmingham. Samantha’s drawing was featured on the cover of the catalogue this year.

THE THEME

The competition opens in September to create the new cover for the YKC Crufts Catalogue 2018. The theme for the cover will be:

HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE THE REST - A DOG PORTRAIT.

THE BRIEF

In this theme the dog/s should be the main subject in your design. Your picture can show part of the dog such as just the head or the entire body of the dog standing, sitting or lying down. Your picture can also show more than one dog, in a group picture.

Your design entry will need to be A4 in size and the layout must be portrait. A range of materials can be used, including drawing (e.g. pencil, pen) painting, printmaking. You do not need to add titles or wording to your design.

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JUDGING CRITERIA

Eye catching and striking portrait cover design of a dog/s

Imaginative concept and appeal to YKC members

The design shows a good understanding of dog/s

The artwork is suitable to be used as a cover for a booklet

Your cover clearly fits within the brief.

CREATE, SEND AND WIN

Entries should be A4 POTRAIT only.

To include, on the back of the artwork:

  • Your Full name
  • Address
  • Age
  • Email Address
  • Describe why you chose your design
  • Your Design Entries need to A4 POTRAIT in size and a range of materials, including drawing (e.g. pencil, pen) painting, printmaking, collage can be used.
  • Entrants should send their artwork to Young Kennel Club, The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London, W1J 8AB
  • Closing date for your entry FRIDAY 24th NOVEMBER 2017

AGE CATEGORIES

Open to all members aged 6-24 years.

Our great prizes...

1st Prize

£75 prize money, your design on the new YKC Crufts catalogue (available to the public), art supplies and a year's complimentary Young Kennel Club membership!

2nd Prize                                                     3rd Prize

£50 prize money and art supplies!                                                    £30 prize money and art supplies!

FAQ

When does the competition open?

1st September 2017

Who can enter the competition?

All YKC members aged 6-24 years

Does it cost money to enter or a fee to register?

The competition is free to all YKC members.

I entered last year, can I enter again?

Yes, if you took part last year you can enter the competition again.

When does the competition close?

24th November 2017

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