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 June 25-26, 2022 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, 650 S Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202.
About AKC Meet the Breeds
From Affenpinschers to Yorkshire Terriers and everything in between! AKC Meet the Breeds® is going nationwide in 2022, giving dog lovers a unique opportunity to meet, play with, and learn about hundreds of dogs! All cities and dates are tentative and subject to change. Learn more about this exciting event here.
AKC Meet the Breeds events will comply with all local and federal health and safety requirements in effect at the time of the event.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can enter the contest?
The AKC Meet The Breeds Art Contest is open to all legal residents of Dallas/Fort Worth who are in grades K-college.
When are entries due?
Entries are accepted beginning on May 16, 2022. All entries must be submitted by June 8, 2022 Art will be submitted digitally through this link.
Can I submit my artwork after June 8th?
Unfortunately, no late entries will be accepted.
What type of art will be accepted?
Art must be created on an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper. The picture can be created using drawing, painting, mixed media, or digital art. The art must be an original picture (not copied from somewhere or someone else) and must be created by you. It cannot have been submitted to another contest or promotion. It must be uploaded here. This will be your entry form.
Is there a theme?
Yes. The art should be based on the theme “Dogs in Dallas.”
Where do I send my art?
Students will take a digital photograph of their artwork, fill out the form and upload it using this link.
How will the art be judged?
The entries will be split into four grade-level categories: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 and College
Entries will be judged on creativity (40%), fit to Dogs in Dallas theme (30%), and quality of the 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 June 25-26, 2022 at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, 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 June 25-26, 2022 at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, 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 June 11, 2022, 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:
American Kennel Club
Attn: Public Education Department
8051 Arco Corporate Drive
Raleigh, NC 27617
The name on the students’ artwork must be included
- Official Rules and Entry Form +
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