How the competition works


Entries Open

The Dog Photography Awards contest is open for submissions on July 13, 2022.

Entry Deadline

You can submit your work until November 30, 2022 at 23:59 CET.


For one month, the jury will vote on the images submitted to the contest.

Finalist Announcements

We will announce the finalists in our categories in late December 2022.

Winner Announcements

In early January 2023, we will announce the winners in each category.

Prize-giving process

During the month of January, we will proceed to the awarding of the prizes.

Rules of Entry

1. Entries

All entries must be submitted online only. You can submit more than one image per contest. Photos must be in JPG file format, sRGB colour profile.

The Dog Photography Awards 2022 categories:

  • Portrait & Landscape
  • Action
  • Studio
  • Dogs and people

Entering online

Go to our official website: to register for entry.

Each entrant can upload more than one photograph, per category to Dog Photography Awards 2022. During the online entry process, entrants should upload their chosen photographs to the intended categories. Any files uploaded incorrectly will be rejected and will not be entered into the competition.

All entrants under 18 must obtain the permission of their parent or legal guardian before entering. By submitting photographs for entry, each entrant agrees to and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in these Terms and Conditions.

A photographer can be a finalist in the 4 different categories and have several images selected in the same category.

There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit.

Entry fees

All entries must include the appropriate entry fee in EUR currency. Single Image fee: €15.00 EUR.

You may enter your work in as many categories as you wish. However, once the submission fee is paid, you will not be able to edit, change, or add new categories.


Deadline to enter is 23:59 PM (UTC+2) on 30th of November 2022.

Entries received after this time and date will not be accepted.


2. Image Specifications

All photographs must be submitted as optimized resolution JPEGs, in sRGB with minimum of 1920 pixels long side and maximum 2048px on the longest side.

Each photograph must not exceed a file size of 5 MB for upload through our official entry website.

Entries must be submitted in digital jpeg format and all photographs must retain their original camera EXIF information so we can view what type of camera, lenses and exposure you have used when taking the photograph.

Each photographer must submit only images of which he is the creator and for which he owns the copyright.

Your file name should not contain spaces, dashes or other non-alphanumeric characters.

Editing limitation

You may not use a photo or any part of it that you are not the author. Digital manipulation is permitted as basic digital corrections including tone and contrast, burning, dodging, cropping, sharpening, noise reduction and cleaning work which includes removal of background items. Overlays are allowed as long as they are blent correctly.

An entry may be disqualified from the Contest if we determine that it does not comply with the Contest rules and conditions. This includes, but is not limited to, explicit or inappropriate images, ethical violations, inappropriate formatting, or written communication from entrants on matters relating to the contest.

We do not accept these types of photographs:

  • photographs with any type of watermarks including your name, initials, logo or other words or symbols embossed or imprinted anywhere on your entry
  • photographs with any 3rd party branding or promotion captured within your photograph including your own business name
  • photographs that are digitally framed or have any coloured borders
  • photographs that could be interpreted as cruel, harmful or non-respectful of the dog’s wellbeing
  • photographs of dogs in cages, behind cages, behind chain link fencing or any other type of fencing or barriers
  • photographs of dogs exhibiting potentially problematic behaviours with human interpretations
  • photographs of dogs in prong collars, electric collars, spiked collars or any other collars deemed to be harmful to a dog’s wellbeing

3. Use And Ownership of Images

Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer. Any photograph used by DPA shall carry the photographer’s credit line. Use may include publication in any DPA media sponsor publication. All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by DPA for marketing and promotional purposes including in any media such as exhibitions, print and digital media directly related to the DPA competition, though there may not be monetary compensation. By winning or placing in the competition you are agreeing to be included in the winners’ annual.

Neither Dog Photography Awards, nor their associates, affiliates, or partners assumes any responsibility for photos submitted in violation of competition rules, or for those which violate copyright regulations. DPA will investigate claims of copyright infringement to the best of its ability, and will remove and disqualify images that are clearly demonstrated to violate copyright and/or competition policies. DPA will act to maintain the integrity of the competition and its affiliated entities, but is not responsible for any damages resulting from images submitted in violation with rules and regulations.

What do our winners receive?

Category Winners

Each winner in all the 4 categories will receive 500,00€ in cash prizes.



Finalists will receive a coupon to save up to 25% on our Dog Photography Masters online school.

Use the form below to participate in our competition.