Wangford Veterinary Clinic is asking all those young artists out there to get creative.

We are celebrating pets and how much we love them, all of them, of all shapes and sizes, dogs, cats, rabbits, in fact any animal that can be described, as a pet.


There are 3 age categories – under 6 years of age, 6 – 10 years of age and 11 – 15 years of age and we are asking entrants to send us their drawings, paintings and collages with the wording “ I love my Pet” on their poster. Our Judge is local Artist, Marney Merrett of Draw Your Pet – Pet Portraits

A first place winner will be chosen from each age group and there will be prizes for second and third in each. The two older age groups will each receive a drawing lesson with Marney, a family ticket for Africa Alive and treats for their pet. The under 6-age group will receive art equipment, a family ticket to Africa Alive and treats for their pet. 

All Posters must be on A4 or A3 size paper and they will be, judged on appearance and the demonstration of the theme. The words “I love my Pat” must be included on the poster (adults may help with that if needed but should contribute to the artwork)

As someone who has grown up with animals and is a mother of five, I have always believed that having family pets is good for children. Our competition is all about celebrating just what a special part they play in our lives.  In addition to teaching us empathy, responsibility, and love, pets can make wonderful non-judgemental friends and companions for us all. Pets also show children how to express love by stroking, being gentle, hugging or kissing and have been shown to help children overcome shyness, develop trust, and enhance their social skills.

As an artist, Marney says that each and every pet is different and has their own unique personality, which she tries to capture and we are hoping that our young artists are able to show just how special their pet is to them.

The deadline is Monday, June 24th 2019. Winners will be notified by June 30th.  Entries must be posted or dropped in to Wangford Veterinary Clinic by this date. I am afraid entries cannot be returned to the artist by post, but can be collected from the practice. Please send the artwork with the artists  name, age, home address, parents name, parents phone number.

Post or deliver your entries to : Wangford Veterinary Clinic, Pound Corner, Wangford, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8RS