Dog Holiday Photo Contest
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Dex The Halls 2016 Dog Holiday Photo Contest

Happy Holidays! It’s time for the annual Fidose of Reality Dex the Halls Dog Holiday Photo Contest! We have $500 worth of prizes up for grabs!!!

Here’s the scoop, how to enter, and where to send your photos PLUS check out all the prizes in Santa Fidose’s Bag below!


Dog Holiday Photo Contest

How Many Winners? Ten winners and 2 runners up.

Deadline to submit entries is 12/22/16 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Two entries per person. Entries must include a dog and you agree to ownership of the photo. All photos will appear on the blog (and other social media) and by entering, you give Fidose of Reality permission to use the photo on the blog and for other purposes now and in the future. Photos proven not to be that of the entrant will be disqualified. By entering, you agree to ownership of the photo.

Please don’t put Fido in harm’s way or make him or her uncomfortable. Yours truly will recuse herself from the judging panel. No photoshopping allowed – any image alteration entries will be disqualified. You can have a watermark on the photo but anything else will result in a disqualification.

Dex The Halls 2016 Dog Holiday Photo Contest

Can my friends and family play? Sure! The more the merrier. We love to see tails wagging here at Fidose of Reality, so spread the word and make your voice heard. No more than two (2) entries per person.

What Kind of Photos Should You Enter? Enter images which exemplify the spirit of the holidays that occur between now and the end of the year (examples: Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years, Santa and Me, snowy days, Thanksgiving, etc).

What If I Win? Winners will be notified and announced on the Fidose of Reality blog in this thread no later than December 24, 2016. Winners must provide name and mailing address so the prizes can be shipped to you by Fidose and our sponsors. Failure to reply within 5 business days of being emailed results in forfeiture of prizes and another winner will be selected. Prizes will be sent after Christmas.

Can I Appear In the Photo With My Dog? Other than Santa, it is preferred for humans not to appear in the photos.

What Are We Judged On? 50% adhering to contest theme, 25% clarity and following rules, 25% originality/catching the judges eye.

Where Can I View the Entrants? All entrants will be posted to the Fidose of Reality Facebook Dex the Halls Photo Contest for the 2016 Dog Holiday Photo Contest.

Must be 18 years of age or older; U.S. only, please.

Official Rules Here

How to Enter: Send no more than two dog photos to with the subject line DEX THE HALLS. Include the images along with your name, dog(s) name, and your city/state/province. Entries without this information will be disqualified.

All entrants will receive a confirmation email within 48-72 hours of sending their photo to Fidose of Reality.



What Are the Prizes?

Random Drawing Winner From All Entrants Receives: An Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB: Beautiful 7″ IPS display and 1.3 GHz quad-core processor.

Amazon Kindle Fire prize


First Place: From Coats Made by De A custom made dog coat, the Extreme Winter Dog Coat, any size with any added features (reflective strips, hood, snood, etc),  This is the EXTREME WINTER DOG COAT, made of  super tough diamond ripstop, four times as tough as my standard ripstop nylon. If you need rugged, this is the one! And it is lined with cozy, thick wind-pro fleece so it is super warm. Waterproof, tough, good looking and comfortable; perfect coat for the active dog or the couch potato. These custom dog coats are extra adjustable with Velcro closures at neck and girth, making them great for growing pups, dogs who don’t like things pulled over their heads, or if you don’t have exact measurements. The belly strap Velcros on both sides so the coat stays balanced in the middle.  And you can make this coat to truly fit the unique needs of your dog with reflective strips, a hood or snood, harness port or D ring (small or medium only for the D ring). Up to $115 value.

Winter coat made by De


Second Place: From The French Dog, a $75 shopping spree. The French Dog is passionate about designing collars, leashes & harnesses to fit every dog’s unique style. They carry carry preppy, nautical, plaid, tie dye and many other popular styles. Look around to find your favorite design!

French dog collar and bow


Third Place: From Tulane’s Closet, a Cover Me by Tui Post-Surgical Pet Garment plus a Basket of Goodies for your Pup! The Cover Me by Tui is a pet onesie that is also a US Patent Product and gives the most comfort with quicker healing for your pet! Up to a $75 value. 

Dog holiday photo contest prize

Fourth Place: An Einstein Pets Prize Pack of a 5 oz Bag of Santa’s Helper dog treats, one 8 oz Bag of Pumpkin Time dog treats, a 2 oz Bag of Santa’s Helper dog treats, and a 2 oz Bag of Pumpkin Time dog treats. Einstein Pets make Low Calorie Dog Treats. Natural Organic Dog Treats infused with Chia Seed. Real Ingredients. Made in the USA. Up to a $40 value. 

Einstein pets dog holiday photo contest prize


Fifth Place: Watch Over This Woman/Watch Over This Dog Necklace Set, $60 Value.

Necklace and Dog Collar Charm Set

Sixth Place:  Furminator Comfort Edge Deshedding Tool Medium size for all dog hair, $30 value.


Christmas dog photo contest prize


Seventh Place:  My Heart Beats Dog pendant with Sterling Silver chain and Leather cord, $30 value.


My heart beats dog leather necklace


Eighth Place: An Einstein Pets Prize Pack of a 5 oz Bag of Santa’s Helper dog treats and a 2 oz Bag of Santa’s Helper dog treats, $15 value.


Einstein pets dog holiday photo contest prize


Ninth Place: Did You Feed the Dog reminder board,  a visual reminder to stick to your dog’s feeding schedule, $10 value.

Did you feed the dog reminder

Two Runners Up:  Two runners up receive a My Heart Beats Dog Magnet and pin set, $7 value.

Dog magnet and pin

Disclaimer: Some sponsors paid to be a part of this photo contest and others did not. We are spreading good cheer and happiness with dog lovers of the highest order.

Will you enter our photo contest and have some holiday fun with Fidose of Reality?


  1. Squee!! you have some awesome prizes! I will surely enter – now, to the workshop where my little elves can construct the perfect holiday dog photo scene……
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  2. What fun! I love seeing all the creative photos that are entered in your contests. I’m going to suggest to my friend that she enter, she always has the best Christmas card photos.

  3. What an amazing array of prizes! I’ll need to get creative. You’ll be seeing my entries very soon!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

  4. Oh there are so many awesome prizes in this contest! I just started to go back through images as I’ve been using a lot of holiday props lately and I need to step it up! I’ll work on pics this weekend….

  5. Only 2 entries!?! That counts per dog not per person right?! I have 4 dogs of my own and six foster puppies who all just told me they can take this thing down no problem! 😛

  6. Such lovely prizes especially loved the magnet. So that dogs dont get fed twice by 2 different people for the same meal. Wish i could have entered nevertheless good luck to all who are participating

  7. WOW! What great prizes!! Heck I would love to be 9th place that Did You Feed The Dog thing is awesome! Good luck to all entrants and I can not WAIT to see all the pics!

  8. This is going to be a fun contest! Manna and Dexter (my Dexter) may have to be honorary dogs and join in the celebration. 🙂 There will be all kinds of great holiday photos this year.

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