At Crufts 2005, the Kennel Club will be launching its new Kennel Club Dog Photography Competition. The competition is open to anyone and everyone – all that is needed is a camera, a roll of film and a love of dogs.
There will be four categories to enter; Dogs at Work, Dogs at Play, Dog Portrait and Man’s Best Friend - as well as a free competition for under 16s entitled; ‘I love dogs because …’ The cost of entering the adult categories will be £7.50 per person with any profit made going direct to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust to help benefit the health and welfare of dogs.
The winning photograph from the competition will be framed and displayed within the Kennel Club Art Gallery in Mayfair alongside the other finalists’ images throughout December and the image will also be used on the front cover of the Kennel Gazette and displayed at Crufts 2006.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, commented "We all love to take pictures of our special companions and we are looking forward to receiving the entries for this competition to see just how diversely people view dogs within our society. One of the reasons why the Kennel Club is holding the competition is to help protect and promote the dog’s role in society and of course to highlight the message of responsible dog ownership - we hope that some of the finalists photographs will demonstrate these aims!"
If you would like to find out more about the competition or would like an entry form you can either visit the Kennel Club Library and Collections’ Stand at Crufts in Hall 3/3A or they can be downloaded from the website; www.the-kennel-club.org.uk Alternatively telephone the Kennel Club Picture Library 020 7518 1035/1009.