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Halloween Dog Photo Contest 2021 Winners

It’s time to enter your dog in our annual Halloween Dog Photo Contest. It’s the 11th annual contest, and all dogs are welcome to participate. This year, we’ve got more prizes, more entry opportunities, and more fun. Here’s how it works.

Our Halloween dog photo contest is easy to enter, but you must follow a few simple rules. Your dog can be funny or scary, in a group or on their own, or come up with your own creative entry. However, no humans can be featured in any of the photos.

The rules and how to enter are outlined below. All dog photos are welcomed: past and present. This year, FIVE entries per person are allowed: This means no more than FIVE pictures per person. You must own the photo(s) and photos cannot include text (other than a watermark). No people in the photos, please. Photos with humans or text on them will be disqualified.

The deadline to submit entries using the form below is Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 11:59 AM ET. All photos will be sent to our judges for consideration and will be narrowed to the 10 top entries. Here’s how to enter your photos in our Halloween dog photo contest:

Halloween Dog Photo Contest Details

The 11th annual Fidose of Reality dog Halloween photo contest is open now, September 30, 2021, 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 Photo Contest End?

The Halloween photo contest officially closes on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 11:59 AM ET.

How Are Dog Halloween Photos Judged?

Fidose of Reality’s panel of three judges will pick TEN winners in the spirit of Halloween.

There are no categories, just Halloween them. 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 fun collar and leash or bandana and be entered. Or they can be pictured in a lovely Halloween scene.

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. The owner of Fidose of Reality, Carol, recuses herself as a judge.

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! 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 the Halloween Dog Photo Contest?

Winners will be notified and have 24 hours to respond. Winners will be revealed on Friday, October 29, 2021.

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.

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.

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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What Are The Prizes?

FIRST PLACE: A big box of goodness from Dr. Harvey’s valued at $153:

  • One bag Canine Health 10 oz bag of whole food for dogs ($76 value)
  • One jar Runs Be Done supplement for dogs ($26 value)
  • One bottle Health & Shine Omega-3 oil for dogs ($30 value)
  • One bag of Sweet Potate’r Chews ($21 value)

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.

Dog Halloween photo contest prizes

SECOND PLACE: A big box of goodness from Dr. Harvey’s valued at $85:

  • One 3-pound bag of Veg-to-Bowl dog food with nine different veggies ($38 value)
  • One bag of Sweet Potate’r Chews ($21 value)
  • One jar Runs Be Done supplement for dogs ($26 value)

THIRD PLACE: A set of awesome goodies from Dr. Harvey’s valued at $47:

  • One bag of Sweet Potate’r Chews ($21 value)
  • One jar Runs Be Done supplement for dogs ($26 value)

FOURTH PLACE: Zymox First Aid Kit, valued at $75:

  • 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.

Zymox dog first aid kit

FIFTH PLACE: Abby & Parker’s Treat Box from Sweet Paws Bakery, valued at $30:

The winner receives the November 2021 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.

Dog Halloween photo contest prize box
Dexter modeling with a sample Sweet Paws Bakery box!

SIXTH PLACE: 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.

Resource To Track Dog Health Records

SEVENTH PLACE: 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.

EIGHTH PLACE: My Heart Beats Dog(r) holiday ornament, comes gift boxed, valued at $10.

ornament for dog Halloween photo contest

NINTH AND TENTH PLACE: Dog lovers pin and sticker set.

My Heart Beats dog photo contest prizes

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. 

Dog Halloween Photo Contest Winners 2021

With nearly 300 entries in this year’s photo contest, please give your dogs a round of applause, a tummy rub, and their favorite treat. They are all such good sports, and our panel of three independent judges had a difficult time choosing ten winners.

So, I reached out to our sponsor, Dr. Harvey’s, and they agreed to add two more prizes to the mix. of a bag of their treats! We love Dr. Harvey’s, and you can save 10 percent off your next order at DrHarveys.com by using our code at checkout. Our code is FDRLUV5285.

And now, this year’s winners. A big round of a-paws for these amazing costumes and ingenuity:


Harper, Tater, Lizzy, Starr, Millie, Emme, & Winnie of Kerry D’Arrigo

Kerry says, “We did a circus theme this year. Lion, Ringmaster, clown, Monkey, Circus strongman, Dancing Bear & elephant”

halloween dogs photo contest


Stitch is dressed as Gene Simmons & Stretch is Ace Frehley of the band “Lick” (Kiss) of Jyllian Smith

dogs are dressed up for halloween


Huck is Colonel Sanders from KFC of Rachel Dyches

halloween dog contest winner


Maverick is dressed as Maverick, Tom Cruises’ character from Top Gun of Rhiannon Selph

dog dressed up for halloween


Knox, Bear and Harper are a lifeguard, a surfer, and a shark of Jenna Donleavy

cute dogs on beach for halloween


Peanut, Gracie, and Mia are puppy elves dressed in their Christmas attire of Christy Neria

dog elves for photo contest


Maizy, a 4-1/2 year old pug is dressed as Mr. Monopoly: Rich Uncle Puggybags of Janet Barrington

pug dressed up for halloween


Crosby Joe is a granny of Madison Murphy

pug dressed up for halloween contest


Ozzie is Cruella de Vil of Rachel Harris

cocker as cruella de vil


Ruger and Case as the police and the prisoner arrested for disorderly conduct of Anita Hilliard

dogs for photo contest for halloween


Mia the Granny, Maisy the Teddy Bear, Cesar The Headless Horseman and Laynie as Chuckie of Ashley Adkins

cute dogs for halloween

Tesla as Bob Ross of Rachel Kleinman

Bob Ross Dog for Halloween fun


No prizes but these three photos are honorable mentions, as they caught our judges eyes!

Millie, Sadie, and Piper are the Sanderson Sisters of Bethany Allsop

Sanderson sisters dogs

Gryphon is a scrumptious Pupkin Spice Latte of Bonnie and Beth Abelew

golden retriever in halloween costume

Sophie, Sadie, Cutter, Cassie, Kippy as friendly monsters of Judy Gullickson

shih tzu dogs in halloween costumes

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  1. Meet Charlie! He’s a 12 year old toy minpin. Charlie Loves Halloween time! Going trick or treating an dressing up!

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