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Dex the Halls 2018 Dog Holiday Photo Contest

Happy Holidays and get those cameras ready It’s the Dex the Halls 2018 Dog Holiday Photo Contest with TEN 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 lover contest

Dog Holiday Photo Contest

How Many Winners? 10 winners and 2 honorable mentions.

Deadline to submit entries is 12/20/18 at 11:59 p.m. EST. 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 a 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 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 21, 2018. 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 in early January, 2019.

Can I Appear In the Photo With My Dog? Other than Santa, 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 2018 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: 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. Retail value $135.

Dr harvey basket dog photo contest

SECOND PLACE: A prize pack from Zymox: Including Oratene® Toothpaste Gel, 1 ZYMOX Shampoo sample,1 ZYMOX Rinse sample. Oratene Toothpaste Gel is a clear gel form which provides maximum enzyme contact to inhibit harmful odor-causing bacteria and remove plaque biofilm.  Gentle formulation relieves, soothes, and protects mouth tissue against dryness.  ZYMOX® Conditioning Rinse produces a powerful protective barrier against minor skin inflammations and surface irritations due to bacterial and fungal microbes. The LP3 Enzyme System with Vitamin D3 provides optimal protection for the skin. The first line of defense against infectious microbes is the skin. ZYMOX®Shampoo provides an effective way to protect this natural barrier without being irritating or drying.

Zymox prize pack dog photo contest

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.

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FOURTH PLACE: Cozy hoodie sweatshirt for dog lovers featuring a unique Unconditional Love of Dogs graphic design, created exclusively for Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them by Brooklyn artist MendyDraws. Hooded pullover Sweatshirt is 80% cotton/20% polyester. Sizes S, M, L, XL, 2X. $46 retail value.

dog lover sweatshirt

FIFTH PLACE: Dog lovers book set: The brand new novel, Life on the Leash, by Victoria Schade. Must Love Dogs meets My Not So Perfect Life in this hilarious romantic comedy about a dog trainer who’s a master at managing her four-legged friends, but when it comes to her love life…let’s just say she still has a lot to learn. Victoria has worked on Animal Planet’s annual Puppy Bowl special for the past twelve years. Plus a bookmark, pin, and dog toy of the cover!

dog book

SIXTH PLACE: The Pet Business Marketing Almanac 2019: Laurren Darr and Ellen Zucker.  Pet Business Marketing Almanac 2019 is the ultimate marketing planning tool for pet businesses or businesses wanting to incorporate pet themes in their marketing. In its sixth edition of production, this go-to resource includes even more information.

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SEVENTH PLACE: My Heart Beats Dog Magnet and pin set, $7 value.

EIGHTH PLACE: My Heart Beats Dog Magnet and pin set, $7 value.

NINTH PLACE: My Heart Beats Dog Magnet and pin set, $7 value.

TENTH PLACE: My Heart Beats Dog Magnet and pin set, $7 value.

My Heart Beats Dog

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All entrants will be posted to the Fidose of Reality Facebook Dex the Halls Photo Contest for the 2018 Dog Holiday Photo Contest.


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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