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Get shooting for the dog photography competition

The Kennel Club is calling for entries for its new Kennel Club Dog Photography Competition. The competition, which was launched at Crufts, is open to anyone and everyone - all that is needed is a camera - and of course a love of dogs will come in handy!

There are 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…….’ All ideal categories for you to capture while on your summer holidays – and remember you don’t have to own a dog to take part.

The overall winning photograph from the competition will be framed and displayed at Discover Dogs and within the Kennel Club Art Gallery in Mayfair alongside the other finalists’ images throughout December. The image will also be used on the front cover of the Kennel Gazette and displayed at Crufts 2006.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, explained "We all love to take pictures of our special companions and we have received a great response so far for the competition. We look forward to receiving many more entries to see just how diversely people view their dogs. 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!"

The cost of entering the adult categories is £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. Entry to the under 16s competition is free. To find out more about the competition and to get a downloadable application form please go to Alternatively telephone the Kennel Club Picture Library 020 7518 1035/1009.