How it Works

The art contest is open to students Kindergarten through grade twelve. Each student may submit one entry with their interpretation of “Dogs, Man’s Best friend” The elements of judging are described in greater detail further. Each student is asked to pre-register their entry and they will be provided updates and assistance. The student’s final submission must be original artwork and will be judged by grade. All first prize winners shall compete for Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show. Any school that chooses to make this a curriculum item may enter all or choose their own in school winners for final entry. We will be glad to assist accordingly. Open entries are available for non-traditional or “home school” students. It is the exclusive domain of the student artist to choose composition, flat work medium and the subject matter whether purebred dog or a mixed breed to promote freedom of expression. The judging panel shall consist of local artists, art educators, AKC judges and fancy of the arts and dogs.

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