2016 Pet Portrait Awards Ceremony!

The Pet Portrait Awards Ceremony

Held at Expresso Cafe, Dundonald on Monday 14th November, when the winners of our local round of the competition were announced.  The evening began with an illustrated talk on the work of DogsTrust, given by Samuel Reid the Supporter Liaison Officer with the local DogsTrust Centre at Ballymena.

Samuel Reid of DogsTrust

Following Samuel’s talk Bob showed a video roundup of some of the dogs that he had photographed for the competition throughout the year.    The amounts raised were also announced, £6212.39 nationally, and our local total at Dundonald £265.

Then came the exciting moments, when the local prizewinners were announced, and in true competition order, they were announced in reverse order.

3rd Prize. (A framed art print and certificate) went to TRAVIS.


Whose proud owner Diane received the award certificate and voucher on his behalf.


2nd Prize went to Brian, who sadly wasn’t represented on the evening, but his proud owner will be coming to collect a lovely 12×16 inch canvas print.

McEvoy_03 Brian

But our NUMBER ONE, 1st Prize Pet Portrait of 2016 went to Brenin, and he wins a 30×30 inch Quality Canvas Print!


And here’s his delighted owner Janet accepting her certificate and gift voucher on his behalf.  (Let’s just hope that Poppy, his twin sister won’t be jealous!)

Jatte Kerr with Samuel Reid of DogsTrust
Janet Kerr with Samuel Reid of DogsTrust

That’s the 2016 Pet Portrait Awards for DogsTrust all wrapped up for this year, – but the 2017 competition is now open for registration,  – so you can bring your dog to Dundonald and get involved next year!