Nearly 500 submissions competed for top prize in the annual Art for Animals contest recently hosted by the Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS). The 2011 competition was the organization’s largest yet, and several of the most compelling pieces of artwork will be commemorated with a 2012 calendar, which will be available for purchase this fall.
First, second, and third place winners were awarded in each category, which included child, youth, and adult groupings, with several more honorable mentions. Best in Show honors went to an elementary school that created a quilt as a class project. Artwork entered into the competition included everything from paintings and illustrations, to sculpture, installations and more.