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Christina Lauder

Our mission is to honor top dog photographers, discover new talents, and promote photography appreciation.

"It’s incredibly gratifying to have my work recognized on such a prestigious platform, and it only serves to further fuel my commitment to pushing the boundaries of dog photography."
- Mercury Megaloudis

Submit your best photos now for a chance to win the Dog Photographer of the Year title.
Submit Your Work

Dog Photography Awards winners receive cash prizes, custom trophies, and more.

Engaging in the competition will elevate your photography career and grant you the prestigious title of Dog Photographer of the Year.

CASH PRIZES

€2,500+ in cash prizes.

Global Exposure

Receive international press exposure.

Annual Book Spotlight

Published in DPA's Annual Book.

All category winners will receive the following awards and benefits:

  • €500 Cash Prize
  • Engraved DPA Trophy
  • Published Winner’s Interview
  • Spotlight Placement in DPA Annual Book
  • Spotlight Placement in Winner’s Gallery
  • Global Press Exposure
  • Digital Winner’s Certificate & Badge
  • Opportunity to Be Featured on DPA’s Social Media and Newsletter

2nd & 3rd Place Contest Winners will receive the following awards and benefits:

  • Spotlight Placement in Winner’s Gallery
  • Published in DPA Annual Book
  • Global Press Exposure
  • Digital Winner’s Certificate & Badge
  • Opportunity to Be Featured on DPA’s Social Media and Newsletter

Honorable Mention Winners will receive the following Awards and Benefits:

  • Published in the Winner’s Gallery
  • Published in DPA Annual Book
  • Digital Winner’s Certificate & Badge
  • Opportunity to Be Featured on DPA’s Social Media and Newsletter

Contest Categories

Each category is meticulously crafted to highlight the beauty, emotion, and artistic expression found in capturing moments with dogs.

From heartwarming portraits to action-packed scenes, our diverse range of categories offers photographers the opportunity to showcase their talent and passion for the art of dog photography. Whether you’re drawn to the bond between dogs and their human counterparts, the sophisticated studio settings, or documenting dogs’ lives, you’ll find a category that speaks to your vision and creativity.

Portrait

Images that reveal the dog’s personality and connection to its environment.

Action

Photographs highlighting the energy, athleticism, and movement of dogs.

Studio

Entrants demonstrate their skill in using controlled lighting in a studio environment.

Dogs & People

Pictures that capture the special moments of connection shared between dogs and humans.

Documentary

Images that focus on capturing authentic and unscripted moments that tell a story.

Entry Info

The price is per entry, and you can submit unlimited entries across all categories.

EARLY BIRD

June 29 - July 31, 2024

€15

REGULAR

July 31 - September 8, 2024

€20

1

Open for Entry

June 29, 2024
2

Regular Deadline

June 29 - August 31, 2024
3

Extended Deadline

August 31 - September 8, 2024
4

Judging

September 9 - October 20, 2024
5

Winners Announcement

October 31, 2024

Join us in celebrating the most beautiful photos of dogs.

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