Dog Holiday photo contest 2023
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Dex The Halls 2023 Holiday Dog Photo Contest Winners

It’s time for the 14th annual Dex the Halls Holiday Dog Photo Contest. We want to see your dogs in all their holiday glory. Whether you celebrate Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or just winter fun, we want to see your dog photos!

Here’s everything you need to know to enter your dogs in this year’s holiday dog photo contest.

How To Enter The 2023 Holiday Dog Photo Contest

All 14th annual Dex the Halls Holiday Dog Photo Contest entries must be submitted using the form below. Read the rules first.

Winners of the 2023 Dex the Halls Photo Contest

2023 Holiday Dog Photo Contest Dates

The 14th annual Dex the Halls Holiday Dog Photo Contest is open now, December 3, 2023 and closes at 11:59 am ET on Thursday, December 21, 2023.

Where Can I See The Entries?

Follow along by liking our Facebook page, you can see all the entries as they are submitted each day.

What Kind Of Photos Can I Enter?

We love dogs celebrating the holidays and winter. This means you can submit photos related to:

  • Snow
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • Hanukkah
  • Kwanzaa
  • Santa and Me
  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Years

Can People Be Featured In the Photo?

Unless the people are part of the theme, people are not allowed. Humans in photos means the photos are disregarded. Santa, Mrs. Claus, Grinch, Frosty – these types of characters ARE allowed.

Can I Have Text On The Photos?

Photos cannot include text (other than a watermark.) Photos with text are disqualified.

How Many Photos Can I Enter?

All dog photos are welcomed: past and present. FIVE entries per person are allowed: This means no more than FIVE pictures per person. You must own the photo(s).

Can I Enter Photos From Previous Contests?

No, this is not advised. If they didn’t win the first time, they won’t win the second or third time.

Where Can I See the 2023 Entries?

Check them out on our Facebook page in the Official Photo Album here.

How Are The Holiday Dog Photos Judged?

Fidose of Reality’s panel of three independent judges will pick FIFTEEN winners in the spirit of the holidays plus FIVE honorable mentions.

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.

Will There Be Places or Categories?

There will be no first, second, third, etc, place this time. Winners will be paired up with one of the prizes from our amazing sponsors. You can see all of the prizes below.

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 My Dog’s Friends And Family Enter The Photo Contest?

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 In the Holiday Dog Photo Contest?

Winners will be notified and have 24 hours to respond. Winners will be no later than Thursday, December 23, 2023, at 11:59 AM ET.

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. This is due to FTC regulations and rules and what they will and will not allow me, as a blogger, to do.

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

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

Can I See Previous Winners?

Here are the winners from last year’s dog holiday photo contest.

What Are The Prizes?

There are over $700 in prizes to give away thanks to our amazing sponsors. Disclosure: Some 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. 

Prize Pack #1

A Calming Bundle prize pack from Pet Releaf valued at $112 including:

  • One full bag of Pet Releaf Stress Releaf Edibites
  • One full bottle of Pet Releaf Stress Releaf CBD Oil for Dogs

About: Pet Releaf focuses solely on creating a healthier life for your pet companions by only offering wholesome products made in the USA. Pet Releaf manufactures and sells CBD for dogs, cats, and other animals because they believe in providing your pets with CBD products for a lifetime.

Cocker Spaniel puppy with calming Pet Releaf

Prize Pack #2

A Full Body Wellness Bundle prize pack from Pet Releaf valued at $112 including:

  • One full bag of Pet Releaf Digestive Releaf Edibites
  • One full bottle of Pet Releaf Hip and Joint Releaf CBD Oil for Dogs

Prize Pack #3

A Stocking Stuffers kit from Pet Releaf valued at $69 including:

  • Three travel sized Edibites
  • Two travel sized shampoos
  • Pet Releaf Skin and Paw Topical Balm
cleaning dog teeth without brushing

Prize Pack #4 and #5

A Zymox Healthy Dog Kit, valued at $36 awarded to two winners including:

  • Zymox Ear Solution
  • Zymox Gel Brushless Toothpaste

About: 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.

cocker spaniel water bowl

Prize #6: Goes to a Cocker Spaniel photo

Insulated dog water bowl with slip-resistant bottom featuring a Cocker Spaniel, valued at $22 each

About: From Cockers with a Cause, this beautiful insulated bowl will make a wonderful addition to your home. The bowl holds 42 ounces and are stainless steel. A portion of proceeds from all items sold at CockerswithaCause goes to a Cocker Spaniel Rescue group.

Native Pet prize pack dog Halloween contest

Prize #7, #8, and #9: Prize Pack of Goodies from Native Pet (ERV $47):

Prize Pack of Goodies from Native Pet (ERV $47) awarded to three winners.

Prize packs include:

  • Yak Chews for Dogs
  • Probiotic for Dogs
  • Pumpkin supplement for Dogs

Native Pet is a pet food and nutrition company that makes organic, limited ingredient pet supplements for dogs and cats. They use whole food and superfood ingredients for optimal performance.

Dog Halloween photo contest prize box

Prize #10

A January Abby and Parker’s Sweet Paws Bakery Treat Box valued at $29.99

About: The winner receives the January 2024 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.

Prize #11

An ornament and necklace gift set valued at $35

About: Fidose of Reality’s holiday gift set includes a My Heart Beats Dog boxed ornament plus a beautiful WOOF necklace with chain.

Prizes #12

An ornament and necklace gift set valued at $35

About: Fidose of Reality’s holiday gift set includes a My Heart Beats Dog boxed ornament plus a beautiful Power to the Paws necklace with chain.

dog health record tracker

Prizes #13 and #14:

DogMinder Canine Health and Wellness Journal, valued at $10 (two winners)

About: 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 created this resource as a valuable tool for dog moms and dog dads. Order your DogMinder on Amazon today. Makes a great stocking stuffer and New Year’s gift, too!

Prize #15:

Dog Mountain Paper Prayer Flag Set valued at $10

About: From our visit to Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, this is a gift set of paper prayer flags perfect for gifting or displaying.


Dog Holiday photo contest 2023


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