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What are the Dog Photography Awards?

The Dog Photography Awards is an annual competition that celebrates the art of dog photography since 2021. It provides a platform for photographers of all skill levels to showcase their talent and love for dogs.

Who can participate in the contest?

The competition is open to photographers worldwide, both amateurs and professionals, who have a passion for dogs and photography. Anyone over the age of 18 can submit their entries to the Dog Photography Awards.

How can I enter the competition?

To enter, simply visit our website during the submission period and follow the instructions for uploading your photographs. Make sure to select the appropriate category for each photo and provide accurate information.

Are photos of other pets accepted?

No. This competition is reserved to dog photos.

Is there an entry fee?

Yes, there is a nominal entry fee for submitting photographs to the competition. This fee helps support the awards’ infrastructure and the promotion of the winners.

What are the prizes for the winners?

Winners of each category will receive cash prizes, trophies, certificates, and recognition across our website and social media platforms. Additionally, they will have their work featured in our annual exhibition.

Who judges the competition?

Our panel of judges consists of experienced photographers, professionals in the pet industry, and individuals with a deep appreciation for both photography and dogs.

Can I submit photos that have been edited or retouched?

Yes, edited and retouched photos are allowed. However, make sure that you are the owner of all parts of your image in the case of composites.

Can I enter an image that won other competitions?

Images that have won prizes in other competitions or that have been submitted to other competitions currently underway are eligible.

Is there a time limit on when the photograph was taken?

There are no restrictions on the date of a photograph.

What are the technical requirements for submitted photos?

All photographs should be submitted as JPEG files with an optimized resolution, in the sRGB color space, and featuring a minimum length of 1920 pixels on one side, with a maximum of 4000 pixels on the longest side.

Can I submit photos taken on a smartphone?

Absolutely! We welcome photographs taken with various devices, including smartphones, as long as they meet our technical requirements.

Are photos of dogs with colored powder accepted?

We only accept photos with colored powder when the powder is placed on the dog’s back and is not innalinated or placed on the dog’s face. Photos depicting dogs in possible danger will be disqualified.

Is there a limit to the number of entries I can submit?

No. You can submit as many images as you like in each category.

Can I submit the same photo to multiple categories?

Yes, it’s allowed to submit the same photo in different categories.

How will I know if my submission is complete?

You will receive a confirmation email as soon as your registration has been received. If you do not receive an email, please check your spam folder.

My image didn't upload correctly, what should I do?

Make sure that the file is saved in JPG format, and check that the name contains only letters and numbers (no other characters or symbols). Your file should not exceed 5Mb. If you still have problems uploading your images after following these steps, you may also try to refresh your main submission page. Otherwise, contact our support for assistance at

Can I make changes to my entry after I have paid?

No, once payment is made, entries cannot be changed. Please review your work carefully before finalizing payment.

How can I pay for the photographs that I submit?

You can pay for your entry after submitting your photos by PayPal or Credit Card.

What are my submission fees used for?

Proceeds from the entry fees for the International Dog Photography Awards goas toward winners promotion, systems and investments that the competition requires.

What happens to the submitted photos after the competition?

Participants retain the rights to their submitted photographs. However, by entering the competition, you grant us the right to use the images for promotional purposes related to the Dog Photography Awards.