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Dex The Halls 2022 Holiday Dog Photo Contest

We are officially kicking off the Dex the Halls 2022 Holiday Dog Photo Contest. We want to see all your dogs in holiday and winter mode. We have extra prizes, more entries allowed, and lots of fun for the 2022 holiday season.

How To Enter The 2022 Holiday Dog Photo Contest

All 13th annual Dex the Halls Holiday Dog Photo Contest entries must be submitted using the form below. Read the rules first.

2022 Holiday Dog Photo Contest Dates

The 13th annual Dex the Halls Holiday Dog Photo Contest is open now, November 22, 2022 and closes at 11:59 pm ET on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.

Where Can I See The Entries?

Follow along by liking our Facebook page, you can see all the entries as they are submitted each day.

What Kind Of Photos Can I Enter?

We love dogs celebrating the holidays and winter. This means you can submit photos related to:

  • Snow
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • Hanukkah
  • Kwanzaa
  • Santa and Me
  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Years

Can People Be Featured In the Photo?

Unless the people are part of the theme, people are not allowed. Humans in photos means the photos are disregarded. Santa, Mrs. Claus, Grinch, Frosty – these types of characters ARE allowed.

Can I Have Text On The Photos?

Photos cannot include text (other than a watermark.) Photos with text are disqualified.

How Many Photos Can I Enter?

All dog photos are welcomed: past and present. FIVE entries per person are allowed: This means no more than FIVE pictures per person. You must own the photo(s).

Can I Enter Photos From Previous Contests?

No, this is not advised. If they didn’t win the first time, they won’t win the second or third time.

How Are The Holiday Dog Photos Judged?

Fidose of Reality’s panel of three judges will pick SIXTEEN winners in the spirit of the holidays plus FIVE honorable mentions.

This is always one of our biggest contests. We don’t ask for LIKES or votes and this is a fun old-fashioned photo contest. Judges will choose the winners.

Will There Be Places or Categories?

There will be no first, second, third, etc, place this time. Winners will be paired up with one of the prizes from our amazing sponsors. You can see all of the prizes below.

Can I Alter Or Photoshop My Photos In Any Way?

No photoshopping, please. Any photoshopped photos will be disqualified. We want originality! You can watermark but that’s it. DO NOT SEND PHOTOS WITH TEXT ON THEM NOR PHOTOS WITH PEOPLE IN THEM. A WATERMARK IS OKAY, BUT ANY PHOTOS WITH TEXT ON THEM WILL BE OTHERWISE DISQUALIFIED.

Can My Dog’s Friends And Family Enter The Photo Contest?

Yes! We love to see tails wagging here at Fidose of Reality, so spread the word and make your voice heard. FIVE entries per person, please. Additional entries beyond the first FIVE will be disqualified.

How Do I Know If I Won In the Holiday Dog Photo Contest?

Winners will be notified and have 24 hours to respond. Winners will be no later than Thursday, December 23, 2022, at 11:59 AM ET.

Winners must provide their name and mailing address for prize fulfillment. Winners who fail to respond within 24 hours of winning will be disqualified and runner-up will be selected.

USA only please and must be 18 or older to win. This is due to FTC regulations and rules and what they will and will not allow me, as a blogger, to do.

All winning images will appear across our social media channels and you provide us with permission to share your entries on social media.

Is This Open To Dogs Worldwide?

USA only, please.

Is There Human Age Requirement To Enter?

Must be 18 or older to enter.

Where Are The Official Rules?

 Official Rules Here

What Are The Prizes and Who Won?

There are over $1,200 in prizes to give away thanks to our amazing sponsors. Disclosure: Some of the sponsors provided the prizes with payment to be included in the contest. We only use and share products we love and believe in here at Fidose of Reality. 


Prize #1:

A big box of goodies for your dog from Dr. Harvey’s valued at $160:

About: Dr. Harvey’s products include all-natural foods, chemical-free grooming essentials, nutritious treats and chews, and essential vitamins and supplements to keep your animal companions healthy and happy.  Dr. Harvey’s is the most transparent company we’ve ever encountered, and they genuinely treat their clients’ pets as they do their own.

I’ve fed all of my dogs Dr. Harvey’s food, treats, and supplements for decades with success.

The $160 gift pack includes:

  • One five-pound bag Canine Health Miracle Dog Food: $44.00
  • One bottle Health and Shine Omega 3: $32.99
  • One container Runs Be Done digestive supplement: $28.95
  • One bag Wild Alaskan Salmon Bites: $28.95
  • One tube Herbal Healing Cream: $22.95

Prize #2:

A yummy box of goodies for your dogs from Dr. Harvey’s valued at $104 including:

  • One five-pound bag Canine Health Miracle Dog Food: $44.00
  • One container Ortho-Flex Joint Supplement for Dogs: $23.95
  • One bag Sweet Potato’r Chews: $21.95
  • One bottle Herbal Ear Wash: $13.95

Prize #3:

A set of awesome goodies from Dr. Harvey’s valued at $82:

  • One five-pound bag Canine Health Miracle Dog Food: $44.00
  • One container Emune-Boost: $21.95
  • One bottle Herbal Protection Spray: $15.95

Prize #4, 5, and 6:

A prize pack from Pet Releaf valued at $163 awarded to three winners including:

  • One full bottle of Pet Releaf SENTESA Tri-Active Capsules for Dogs ($69.99+ value)
  • One container Pet Releaf Skin and Paw Releaf ($25 value)
  • One full bag of Pet Releaf Daily Releaf Edibites ($22.99 value)
  • One full bottle of Pet Releaf Hip and Joint Hemp Oil ($44.99)

About: Pet Releaf focuses solely on creating a healthier life for your pet companions by only offering wholesome products made in the USA. Pet Releaf manufactures and sells CBD for dogs, cats, and other animals because they believe in providing your pets with CBD products for a lifetime.

Prize #7, 8, and 9:

A Zymox First Aid Kit, valued at $75 awarded to three winners including:

  • Zymox Ear Cleanser
  • Zymox Ear Solution
  • Zymox Topical Spray
  • Zymox Topical Cream
  • Packets of Zymox shampoo and leave-on conditioner

About: ZYMOX® Dermatology and Oratene® Brushless Oral Care have been helping pets find relief from problematic ear, skin, and mouth conditions since 1999. Founded on a belief that health care products should first do no harm, that belief still remains unchanged. Pet King Brands has been committed to offering effective products for the most common problems that affect pets most without the concern of side effects.

Prize #10:

HICC PET Pet Cleaning and Care Gift Box, valued at $50.99

About: HICC PET provides innovative products for a clean and comfortable life with your pets. They focus on organic pet skin care products and natural cleansing solutions to soothe and minimize dermatological problems pets encounter.

Prize #11:

A January Abby and Parker’s Sweet Paws Bakery Treat Box valued at $29.99

About: The winner receives the January 2023 Abby and Parker’s Treat Box from Sweet Paws Bakery, which contains 2 packages of different flavored dog treats containing half a dozen treats each along with 2 decorated cookies to go along with the theme of each month. Also included is an activity card on how to use the treats to strengthen the bond with your dog and add a little canine enrichment. Plus a coupon discount for their most popular products.

Prizes #12 and #13:

DogMinder Canine Health and Wellness Journal, valued at $10 (two winners)

About: The DogMinder is a canine health and wellness medical journal designed to keep a permanent record of your dog’s health and medical history. We created this resource as a valuable tool for dog moms and dog dads. Order your DogMinder on Amazon today. Makes a great stocking stuffer and New Year’s gift, too!

Prize #14:

Autographed Copy of Garden of Love: A Dog and Flower Alphabet Party book plus holiday gifts for dog lovers and flower lovers, total value $40

About: This beautifully illustrated book from Debra Lampert-Rudman is for true dog lovers. Garden of Love, a Dog & Flower Alphabet Party – is “meet the breeds at the flower show” – an alphabet book with a twist – the ABC’s are depicted through dog breeds and meaningful complementary flowers.

Prize #15 and #16 (two winners, awarded to Cocker Spaniel entries)

Insulated dog water bowl with slip-resistant bottom featuring a Cocker Spaniel, valued at $22 each

About: From Cockers with a Cause, this beautiful insulated bowl will make a wonderful addition to your home. The bowl holds 42 ounces and are stainless steel. A portion of proceeds from all items sold at CockerswithaCause goes to a Cocker Spaniel Rescue group.


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