The competition welcomes all ages and capabilities and is open for entries until May 23rd. There are two classes available to enter – above 18’s and under 18’s – and the winner of each class will have their artwork displayed permanently at the Animal Centre on Wade Street, Halifax.
Entry by Che Adams 8 years old of Peggy The Pug
Fay Gibbons, Digital Fundraiser says “Our virtual Pet Portrait Competition is a brand new event we’ve introduced during lockdown – we’re all spending more time with our pets, so why not try your hand at a pet portrait for some fun! We’ve already had some fabulous entries and we can’t wait to see more.”
Entry by Michael Waine – of Sally the RSPCA rescue dog
The ten finalists of the two classes will be announced on May 24th and the 1st place winners will be selected by the team at Yorkshire Payments and officially announced on May 25th.
The competition will help raise vital funds for the local RSPCA Branch and the animals in their care. With the support of the local community, the branch successfully rehomed over 500 animals during 2019.
“The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work. Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.”