Dog holiday photo contest

Dex The Halls 2019 Dog Holiday Photo Contest

Happy Holidays and get those cameras ready It’s the Dex the Halls 2019 Dog Holiday Photo Contest with FIVE prizes up for grabs totaling $700!!!

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 2019

Dog Holiday Photo Contest CLOSED

WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY, 12/23/19. Thanks to all who entered and good luck. Happy Holidays!

How Many Winners? Five winners and five honorable mentions.

Deadline to submit entries is 12/21/19 at 11:59 p.m. E T. Maximum four entries per person. Entries must include a dog and you agree to ownership of the photo. No humans in the photos. 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 disqualification.

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.

What Kind of Photos Should You Enter? Enter images that 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 23, 2019. 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. Some prizes will be sent in early January 2020. The first prize winner will work with Lucy Maloney directly. 

Can I Appear In the Photo With My Dog? Other than Santa and/or Mrs. Claus, please no human in the photos. These photos will be disqualified.

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 2019 Dog Holiday Photo Contest.

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

Official Rules Here

What Are the Prizes?

FIRST PLACE:  Lucy Francis Miniatures

A $500 value to the grand prize winner from Lucy Francis, who is a genius in creating miniature dog sculptures. With the help of German glass eyes as well as fine alpaca, cashmere, silk, and wool, she brings miniature pets to life. She knows the miniature is complete when she sees the distinct spark of life in the replica’s eye. I know because Lucy has sculpted both of my Cocker Spaniels, and her work is breathtaking. She will work with you in creating a treasured piece of art you will cherish of your dog. The miniature dogs are soft with some flexibility – never breaking and happy to get in any pose. Lucy’s unusual technique, acquired over many years, allows her to offer to you a reality in a miniature sculpture you will find hard to believe. Her animals are soft sculptures not needle felted. She never use pastels or paint every piece is 100% natural fiber for fur and accents. Yes, a $500 value!!!!

My dearly departed little girl and the miniature made by Lucy Maloney. <3

SECOND PLACE: A big box of goodness from Dr. Harvey’s:

 Dr. Harvey’s is the most transparent company we’ve ever encountered, and they genuinely treat their clients pets as they do their own. Their 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. A $112 value!!!


Dr harvey basket dog photo contest
Example of items you’ll receive from Dr. Harvey’s.

THIRD PLACE: Easily Distracted By Dogs sweatshirt from the Fidose of Reality online store. Five colors from which to choose, many sizes, great warm sweatshirt that is unisex sized. $39.95 retail value.

dog love prize dog photo contest

FOURTH PLACE: Tis the season to be a Cocker Spaniel lover. Show your Cocker love throughout the holidays with this Christmas-themed mug from the Fidose of Reality online store. $11 retail value.

Cocker spaniel Christmas mug


FIFTH PLACE: Potpourri pack of dog lover stickers, magnets, and pins. $10 value. 

HONORABLE MENTIONS: Five honorable mentions will also be posted who captured the judges’ hearts. 

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All entrants will be posted to the Fidose of Reality Facebook Dex the Halls Photo Contest for the 2019 Dog Holiday Photo Contest.

CONTEST CLOSED – WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY, 12/23/19. Thanks to all who entered and good luck. Happy Holidays! 

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.

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