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Dog Halloween Photo Contest 2022 Winners

Get spooky, funny, and creative. It’s the 12th annual Fidose of Reality Dog Halloween Photo Contest. This only happens once a year, and we’ve upped the bar with more prizes! Our 12th year means 12 prize packs totaling over $1,000.

Get creative, have fun, and make sure your dog is happy about the whole process. We want memories made, and you can enter up to five photos. But no humans are allowed in the pictures. Here’s how it works.

Halloween Dog Photo Contest Details

The 12th annual Fidose of Reality dog Halloween photo contest is open now, September 29, 2022, and all entries must be submitted using the form below. If you follow along by liking our Facebook page, you can see all the entries as they are submitted each day.

When Does The Dog Halloween Photo Contest End?

The Halloween photo contest officially closes on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 11:59 AM ET. This year’s contest is officially closed and winners will be announced by Halloween, October 31, 2022.

How Are Dog Halloween Photos Judged?

Fidose of Reality’s independent panel of three judges will pick TWELVE winners who enter the contest.

Are There Categories?

Yes, the 12 categories are:

  • Best Overall Grand Prize Winner
  • Most Creative
  • Funniest
  • Scariest
  • Best Duo
  • Best Group of Dogs (three or more)
  • Best Use of Pop Culture
  • Prettiest
  • Best Female
  • Best Male
  • Carol’s Favorite (my personal fave, so I get to have fun this year)
  • Best Cocker Spaniel Entry

The dog or dogs in the photos must be yours and dressed up for Halloween without putting the dog in harm’s way. Don’t make your dog dress up if he doesn’t want to, please. Dogs who don’t like to dress up can wear a bandana, pose with pumpkins, etc.

There are no LIKES or votes required for this contest. It is good old-fashioned fun!

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 Humans Be In the Photo?

No, there can be NO humans in the photo. Any photos that include people whether or adults or kids, will be disqualified.

Can My Dog’s Friends And Family Enter?

Yes! You can submit FIVE entries per person, please. Additional entries beyond the first FIVE will be disqualified.

How Do I Know If I Won the Halloween Dog Photo Contest?

Winners will be notified and have 48 hours to respond. Winners will be revealed on Friday, October 28, 2022, in this post and through email.

Winners must provide their name and mailing address for prize fulfillment. Winners who fail to respond within 48 hours of winning will be disqualified and the runner-up will be selected. USA only please and must be 18 or older to win.

Hint: Don’t submit photos you entered in previous years.

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

Where Can I See The Other Dog Halloween Photo Contest Entries?

Visit Fidose of Reality on Facebook for the official album of entries and stay tuned as the photos are posted every 1-2 days. HERE IS THE LINK TO THE ENTRIES.

Can I Enter Photos I’ve Submitted In Years Past?

It is not recommended that you send photos from the past. If they didn’t win the first time, try again with a new image!

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

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The 12 Winners and Prize Packs

Grand Prize for Best Overall photo is a $125 box of goodies for dogs from Dr. Harvey’s.

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. Learn more with our Dr. Harvey’s Backstage Pass.

under the sea dogs
Under the sea! Flapjack, the pirate… argh!, Powder the sheepa-maid, Mr, Pickles the lobster, and Moob aka JAWS! Submitted by Mary Keyser

Prettiest: A big box of goodness from Dr. Harvey’s valued at $87 including:

  • A bag of Dr. Harvey’s Freeze-Dried Chicken Hearts ($29 value)
  • A bag of Dr. Harvey’s Freeze-Dried Rabbit Bites ($29 value)
  • One jar Runs Be Done supplement for dogs ($29 value)
rosie the riveter dog
Murphy Brown Moon Shadow is going as inclusive Rosie the Riveter, encouraging all ladies that We Can Do it! Submitted by Rebekah Synder

Scariest: A set of awesome goodies from Dr. Harvey’s valued at $52 including:

  • One tube of Dr. Harvey’s Herbal Healing Cream ($23 value)
  • One jar Runs Be Done supplement for dogs ($29 value)
Chucky dog for Halloween
Winston as Chucky. Submitted by Stephanie Eikenberry
Dr Harveys prizes for dog Halloween photo contest

Best Group of Dogs: Pet Releaf Prize Pack valued at $163 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)

Pet Releaf is focused solely on creating a healthier life for your pet companions by only offering wholesome products that are made in the USA. Read about our experience with Pet Releaf products for our dogs.

pack of teddy bear dogs Halloween
Nakita, Yogi, Lacie, Zoey, Stella; They tried to full me for more treats, they all dressed up as Stuffed Animals! Submitted by Margie May

Best Female: Pet Releaf Prize Pack valued at $163 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)
Bumblebee contest entry
Charlotte as a Busy Bumblebee: Submitted by Lisa Gaertner

Most Creative: Pet Releaf Prize Pack valued at $163 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)
Fortune teller costume dog for halloween
Scout as a fortune teller; Submitted by Karissa Morton
Pet Releaf Dog Halloween prize pack

Funniest: Zymox First Aid Kit, valued at $75 including:

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

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.

Karen dog ready for Halloween
Humphrey as Karen the neighbor; Submitted by Sammy Saccaro

Best Male: Zymox First Aid Kit, valued at $75 including:

  • Zymox Ear Cleanser
  • Zymox Ear Solution
  • Zymox Topical Spray
  • Zymox Topical Cream
  • Packets of Zymox shampoo and leave-on conditioner
Snoop dogg for Halloween
Ranger as Snoop Dogg; submitted by Stephanie Maxbauer

Best Use of Pop Culture: Zymox First Aid Kit, valued at $75 including:

  • Zymox Ear Cleanser
  • Zymox Ear Solution
  • Zymox Topical Spray
  • Zymox Topical Cream
  • Packets of Zymox shampoo and leave-on conditioner
Dog Halloween Photo Contest
Rooney and Blue as Maverick and Goose from Top Gun; Submitted by Breonna Belfiore
Zymox dog first aid kit

Best Cocker Spaniel: Abby & Parker’s Treat Box from Sweet Paws Bakery, valued at $30:

The winner receives the November 2022 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.

Lion dog Cocker Spaniel
Daphne as a lioness; Submitted by Heather Johnson
Sweet Paws Bakery dog Halloween prize

Best Duo: DogMinder Canine Health and Wellness Journal, valued at $10.

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 designed this product with dog moms and dads in mind.

Queen for Halloween
Stretch is dressed as the late Queen Elizabeth II, and Stitch is a loyal and stoic soldier of the Queen’s Guard. Submitted by Jyl Smith
Resource To Track Dog Health Records

Carol’s Pick of the Contest: A $25 gift card to Amazon.com courtesy of FidoseofReality.com

Spend it on your dog or any way you choose. One lucky winner will get a $25 Amazon gift card!

sled dog for Halloween
Bella as Santa’s reindeer; Submitted by Patricia Fife

Disclosure: Note: One 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. 

See all the entries in our 2022 Facebook Halloween Photo Contest Album

Honorable Mentions

jack and beanstalk
Jax and the Beanstalk; Lexie Foley
sushi chefs
Sushi chefs; Mowgli and Gimli; Leda Tonto
linguine dog for halloween
This is Linguine the whippet dressed as a box of linguine (what he was named after); Victoria Santos
hamsters for halloween
3 wicked witch piggys: from Rachel Small; My Guinea pigs are Princess Penelope, Her Majesty Melanie & Princess Paulina

OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM BELOW

This year’s contest is officially closed and winners will be announced by Halloween, October 31, 2022.

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6 Comments

  1. I submitted one picture of my dog, but wanted to send a couple more views of him and it only allowed me to submit the one photo…?

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