SPCA seeking pet Picassos

Organization hosts children's art contest for 2011 T-shirt design

With the deadline less than three weeks away, the BC SPCA urges all artists to get their creative juices fired up to help animals across the province.

Young artists — up to 13 —  have until midnight June 26 to submit original artwork for the 2011 Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause Kid’s T-shirt contest. The winner’s artwork will be featured on the front of all 10,000-plus Paws for a Cause participant T-shirts.

“Everyone who participates in Paws for a Cause all across the province will be wearing these T-shirts,” says Denise Meade, the BC SPCA’s director, development.

“Alone, that’s pretty special, but the winning young artist of this contest will also be helping homeless and abandoned animals.”

Contestants are invited to submit their original artwork online, then customize a fundraising page with details about why their artwork should win. The artist will then be guided through a step-by-step process emailing friends and family members and asking them to vote for their masterpiece. One dollar will equal one vote.

The artist who collects the most online donations will be declared the winner on June 27.

This contest is open to all youth in B.C. 13 and younger and each entry that raises a minimum $15 also qualifies for a free, one-year Kids Club membership.

In addition to the grand prize, honourable mentions will be given to two other outstanding artists, who will receive a goodie bag with a selection of official BC SPCA gear.

Visit spca.bc.ca/walk for all contest rules and regulations.

Paws for a Cause will be held September 11 in 37 B.C. communities.

 

 

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