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Do you love art, dogs and winning prizes? Then we have great news!

The American Kennel Club is hosting an art contest for students in grades K-12 as well as undergraduate college students. The top winner in each category will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Artwork will be on display at the Meet The Breeds Event in Dallas, TX on August 21-22 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas located at 650 S Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202.

  • About AKC Meet the Breeds +

    Attendees will be able to interact with almost 200 breeds of dogs in elaborately decorated booths with elements from the breeds’ history creatively displayed as well as opportunities to learn from experts about each breed in attendance.

    There will also be numerous, fun demonstrations both days.

    You can learn more about this wonderful event here.

  • Frequently Asked Questions +

    What grade levels can enter this contest?

    The AKC Meet The Breeds Art Contest is open to all legal residents of Dallas/Fort Worth and are in grades K-college.

    When are entries due?

    Entries are accepted beginning on April 8, 2021. All entries must be submitted by June 18, 2021.

    How do I submit my art?

    A photo of your art will be submitted electronically by clicking the box below.

    Submit Art

    Can I turn in my art work after June 18, 2021?

    Unfortunately, no late entries will be accepted.

    What type of art will be accepted?

    Art cannot be larger than 8.5″ x 11″. The picture can be created using drawing, painting, mixed media, digital art, or photography. The art must be an original picture (not copied from somewhere or someone else) and must be created by you. It must be uploaded through the button above.  This will be your entry form.

    Is there a theme?

    The theme for this art contest is “Dogs in Dallas.”

    How will the art be judged?

    The entries will be split into four grade level categories: K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and college.

    Entries will be judged on creativity (40%), fit to “Dogs in Dallas” theme (30%), and quality of picture (30%).

    Each entry will be assigned a score based on the above criteria. The ten pictures from each grade level category with the highest scores will be finalists and will be displayed at the Meet the Breeds event in Dallas, TX on August 21-22, 2021 at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas located at 650 S Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202.

    The top scoring picture from each grade level category will be deemed the winner.

    What is the prize?

    All finalists and winners will have their art displayed at the Meet the Breeds event in Dallas, TX on August 21-22nd at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas located at 650 S Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202.

    All finalists will receive a ribbon. All winners will receive a ribbon, pencil and a $50 Amazon gift card.

    How will I find out if I am a finalist/winner?

    On or about July 2, 2021, AKC will send an email to the parent/legal guardian of the finalists and winners, notifying them. AKC will use the email address provided on the entry form. Each parent must acknowledge the message within 48 hours. The finalist’s artwork must then be mailed to our office. The mailing address will be provided in the email.

    Where can I learn more about AKC Meet the Breeds®?

    You can learn more about this wonderful event here.

  • Official Rules +

    Official rules can be viewed here.

    Student friendly rules can be found here.

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