Pet Portrait Drawing Contest


Who can enter

This contest is open to anyone.  Winners will be chosen by local artist Nate Nottingham in three categories :

Best overall portrait of a pet

Best portrait of a pet from artist aged 12 or under

Best portrait of a rescued pet 

* By entering this contest, you are giving us the rights to publish your work.

Specifics for entries

  • The portrait should be in black and white.
  • Drawings can be done in pencil, pen, ink, charcoal, etc.  This contest is not for painted portraits. 
  • Take a high resolution photo of your portrait.  This is what you will submit, in a .jpeg format.

Deadline for entry

Submissions must be received by June 1st, 2019.


Winners will be announced on June 22nd, 2019 at an open house party at our headquarters in Scituate.    The winning portraits will be published widely and will also be featured on the cover of our fall newsletter (circulation 3,000).

How to submit

1. There is a suggested donation of $15 to enter.  This donation will directly benefit our pets.   If you are financially unable to donate, please go to step 2.  If you are able to donate, please click on the blue button below and then go to step 2.

2. Once you have made your donation, please submit the high resolution jpeg of your portrait to     

Put your name, age, and phone number in the email as well.  Please tell us anything you would like us to know about the pet who is depicted in the portrait.