Registered Charity 225575

Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch

Pet Portrait Competition

Venue: Runs from 11th May - 25th May

Date & Time: 25/05/2020 09:00 - 12:00

Pet Portrait Competition

Could you be the next (ahem) Paw-casso?!

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford branch are calling on people of all artistic abilities to draw/paint/sketch a portrait of their pet and enter into our competition where the winning artwork will be permanently displayed at our Animal Centre! And we will also throw in a personal Animal Centre Tour too – once the lockdown restrictions are lifted!

The competition is split in to two categories – Under 18’s and 0ver 18’s – and we will choose a winner for both categories, meaning both winners will be displayed at our Centre. This competition is open to people of all artistic abilities and we can't wait to see your amazing entries. What better way to pass the time during lockdown than to doodle/sketch or paint your amazing pets!

How Do I Enter?

Any form of art medium is accepted (eg. Pencil, Watercolour, Charcoal etc) - however, the portrait must be done on paper or canvas and be one-dimensional... we can't accept sculptures or 3D Art.

Entrants should take a high-resolution photo of their pet portrait and upload it to either the Facebook event page:

or email your artwork to: 

with your name, pet name, age category (and your age if you like) and how you've paid the £2 entry fee.

Please include a real-life photo of your pet too, so that we can judge your portrait on its likeness.


The competition has 2 categories only; under 18's and over 18's

*You will need permission to post the artwork and it should be your own work only - unless submitted with permission on behalf of someone else. This also applies for any pet photos that are posted.

*The pet doesn't have to be your own ....any pet you would like to use as your muse is absolutely fine, but again - please make sure you have permission first before entering!

Entry is just £2 and can be paid via:

or through Paypal to: -

please remember to send as a payment to 'Friends/Family' on PayPal so we can avoid charges and remember to enter your name if you are paying on JustGiving

All submissions must be in by Saturday 23rd May at 5pm.

We will select our top 10 finalists for the under 18's and over 18's category on Sunday 24th May - all of which will receive digital 'Finalist' certificates.

The 1st place winners of each category will then be selected by our Judge on Monday 25th April before midday.

Winners will be contacted immediately after the announcement to confirm and arrange the prize.

Your entry will only be submitted if we can cross-reference your entry fee, so please make sure to let us know how you've paid when you submit your photo, either by Paypal or JustGiving (remember to not make your entry fee donation anonymous!) If we can't match your entry to your payment, sadly, we won't be able to consider your entry as part of the competition.


If you have any further questions or enquiries please email:

.....Good luck everyone, we can't wait to see your amazing Pet Pawtraits!