|The 2005 KUYKENDALL IMAGE AWARD is sponsored by the Cat Writers Association and is presented to the outstanding image entry featuring cats-photography, illustration or graphic art. The award consists of $250 and a commemorative item.
The winner is Drew Strouble "Waiting for Tom."
The judge for category was Jonathan Bayley, who has worked as a graphic designer, photographer and art director in publication and television broadcast design for 20 years. Jon is also the former art director of CATS magazine. He shares his New Jersey home with his wife, two children and two orange tabby cats.
The judge's comments about the winning entry include: "The technical quality was superior and I could sense the personality of the subject through the cat's posture and expression. The detail in the fur was extraordinary. This image really captured the attitude of 'the waiting game' I see in many cats."
To me, Mr. Blue Eyes represents a real Himmy who was a cher-
ished member of our family for fourteen wonderful years; and
Figaro, Meiko, and Black on Blue all represent the lovely black
kitty who's sharing her life with us now. Your cat paintings
just amazingly capture the quintessence of cathood!!! I'm
thrilled to have such gorgeous cards to send out, and I'm sure
my friends will be thrilled to receive them, too!!! Thank you
again, so much!!!