Dog Photographer of the Year 2013 is now CLOSED for
entries. Thank you to everyone who entered 2013 making it
another fantastic year for Dog Photography!
- The list of winners and runner-ups for the 2013 competition is
What is Dog Photographer of the Year?
In 2005 Dog Photographer of the Year was created to engage with
professional and amateur dog photographers in promoting positive
dog images through an annual photo competition. In 2005 we
had over 100 entries and we celebrated another record breaking year
in 2013 with almost 8000 photos entered from around the
world. Since 2011 the competition is free to enter but we
encourage all entrants to consider donating to the Kennel Club
Charitable Trust. Registered Charity No.
When does Dog Photographer of the Year 2014 open?
Dog Photographer of the Year 2014 officially opens online
entries during "Crufts - the world's largest and greatest dog
What categories are there to enter in Dog Photographer of the
- Dogs at Play
- Dogs at Work
- Man's Best Friend
- "I Love Dogs Because …" (for entrants 16 and under)
- Assistance Dogs and Charity Dogs - *new* category for 2014
Who can enter Dog Photographer of the Year?
Dog Photographer of the Year is open to any type of
photographer, professional or amateur, from anywhere around the
world - any photographer who loves taking great photos of their
dog! This is a competition for photographers or people who
love to participate in photography.
Who's judging the competition for 2014?
We select a panel of professional dog photographers from the UK
as well as key members of photographic institutions and two of our
Kennel Club executives. We will announce our panel of Judges
sometime in September 2014.
Our Dog Photographer of the Year 2013 Judging panel consisted
of the following judges:
Steve Dean, Chairman of the Kennel Club and
Rosemary Smart, Chief Executive of The Kennel
International Award winning artist and 2012 Grange Prize Winner
for her Award Winning work 'The Refusal' ; Jo
Professional photographer, Andy Biggar www.andybiggar.com
The Award Winning agency and client team behind o2's BE
MORE DOG www.bemoredog.com
What were the prizes for Dog Photographer of the Year
Our main overall winner received a trophy,
award certificate, rosette and the accolade of winning the Kennel
Club's official photography competition, Dog Photographer of the
The main overall winner received a commissioned
oil painting by internationally acclaimed and awarded UK artist,
Sara Abbott of their winning photo (value at £500) www.sara-abbott.com
The main overall winner received the special
privilege of their award winning photo being published in Kennel
Club publications announcing Dog Photographer of the Year winners
included a feature cover with their dog photo on our oldest
flagship publication, The Kennel Gazette.
An awards presentation was held at Discover Dogs 2013 in London
on Saturday, 9th November with awards handed out by the Kennel Club
Chief Executive, Rosemary Smart in front of press
Under 16 Winner - "I Love Dogs Because…" winner
received a VIP day out with professional and award winning
photographer Andy Biggar (parents or an adult guardian are invited
to come along!). Andy Biggar offers professional photography
courses and the winner will receive a private day tutorial with
Andy who will be working with the winner on all areas of Dog
Photography including taking great action photos, portrait photos,
working dog photos, technical issues and editing of the images
after the photo shoot. The under 16 winner also has the option of
using their own dog as a model for the session as well as dogs Andy
uses on a regular basis for commercial photographs (value at £500).
Visit Andy's website: www.andybiggar.com
What are the prizes for Dog Photographer of the Year 2014?
We will announce some exciting news before Crufts so stay
How can I keep up with news on Dog Photographer of the Year
We have our own Dog Photographer of the Year Facebook page where
we upload 2013 entry photos and share photography tips and dog
photography news. Follow our page on Facebook!
How can I donate to the Kennel Club Charitable
If you wish to donate to The Kennel Club Charitable Trust and
help us in "Making a Difference for Dogs" please
donate online here.