Could You Be The Next Dog Photographer Of The Year?

Written by Gina Stephens

1st 'Oldies' and 'Inclusive Winner 2018' © Monica van der Maden – The Kennel Club


The annual Dog Photographer of the Year competition is back and looking for the next top dog photographer. 

Ground in 2005, Dog Photographer of the Year has attracted thousands of images from photographers around the world, and last year received 10,000 entries from on 90 different countries. Monica van der Maden from the Netherlands was selected as the overall winner of the 2018 competition, with an image of Noa the Profound Dane and before that, an adorable photo of a puppy resting was crowned the overall winner (2017). 

This year's contention is accepting submissions in the following categories, of which 1 overall winner will be chosen from:

  • Dogs at Play
  • Portrait
  • Oldies
  • Dogs at Enlarge on a excite
  • Puppies
  • Man's Best Friend
  • Young Pup Photographer (for entrants aged 11 and under)
  • 'I Love Dogs Because …' (for entrants superannuated between 12 and 17)
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Rescue Dogs

The overall winner receives a dedicated capsule exhibition of their own photographic work in the world-famous Kennel Join forces Art Gallery, and the Assistance Dog and Rescue Dog category winners or The Winner(s) may refer to: Champion, the victor in a game or contest receive a £500 donation from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust to their determined dog charity. Photographers can also win a SmugMug photography website to showcase their work online and a one-day photography course offered by Nikon Lyceum UK, as well as a trophy and exhibition print from Loxley Colour presented at the awards ceremony

The competition, which is free to enter, is open to candidates until 10 April 2019.

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About the author

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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