Adorable pet portrait wins competition for Spalding student

Jade Hudson's photo of her dog Hugo ANL-160628-161600001
Jade Hudson's photo of her dog Hugo ANL-160628-161600001

A 16-year-old student from Spalding has been victorious in the biggest dog photography competition in the world with this adorable portrait of her dog Hugo.

Jade Hudson won the under 18s category, called ‘I Love Dogs Because...’, in The Kennel Club’s annual Dog Photographer of the Year contest.

Jade Hidson at the Kennel Club ANL-160628-161546001

Jade Hidson at the Kennel Club ANL-160628-161546001

Now in its tenth year, the competition received almost 13,000 entries from a staggering 90 different countries.

Jade, a student at the South Holland Post 16 Centre in Spalding, said: “I started taking photos when I was young as I felt it was a way of showing people things that were hidden from sight.

“My dog Hugo is all I needed to work on my talent. Without him I would not be where I am today; filled with hope and motivation. I want to thank everyone who has helped me achieve what I have done.”

The photographer competition consisted of eight categories: Portrait, Man’s Best Friend, Dogs At Play, Dogs At Work, Puppy, new category Oldies, under 18s category I Love Dogs Because…, and Assistance Dogs and Dog Charities.

Jade and Hugo ANL-160628-161612001

Jade and Hugo ANL-160628-161612001

Jade will receive a framed print of their image, a business account with competition sponsor SmugMug and a two-day photography course with dog photographer Andy Biggar.

Her photograph will join other well-placed ones from the competition on display at the Kennel Club in Mayfair, London from now until September 12.

The exhibition is open to the public and free to enter upon appointment.

Anyone wishing to visit should contact the Art Gallery office artgallery@thekennelclub.org.uk

To view all the winning 
images visit www.dogphoto grapheroftheyear.org.uk.