After a record breaking year and international acclaim last
year, the Kennel Club's Dog Photographer of the Year competition
returns for 2015.
The Kennel Club is urging budding and experienced photographers
to submit their canine images to the annual competition, which
attracts international coverage and is viewed by tens of thousands
of people from around the world. The competition is now open and
free to enter.
Breaking all records, more than 13,000 entries from over 60
countries were entered in the Kennel Club's Dog Photographer of the
Year competition last year, making it the biggest canine
photography competition in the world.
Heidi Hudson, Dog Photographer of the Year curator, said: "The
Dog Photographer of the Year competition is the largest competition
in the world solely dedicated to dog photography. We are looking
for memorable and charismatic images from photographers who can
capture those wonderful moments which reflect our contemporary
experience living with dogs as best friends, family members,
working partners and assistance providers.
"The competition is free to enter and we urge both professional
photographers and amateurs who have a keen eye and a passion for
photography, to enter. We have had numerous amateur photographers
win various categories including the overall competition, some
going on to make a professional career from the exposure of winning
Dog Photographer of the Year."
Steph Gibson from Australia was selected as last year's overall
winner of the competition with an image of her dog Swing working
with sheep on her farm, which was the winner of the 'Dogs at Work'
Photographers are invited to send in their images in the
- Dogs at Play
- Dogs at Work
- Man's Best Friend
- 'I Love Dogs Because …' (for entrants 18 and under)
- Assistance Dogs and Dog Charities
- 'Oldies' *New category for 2015*
All category winners will have their images on display at the
Kennel Club in Mayfair, and will win a SmugMug account and
photography course with professional dog photographer, Andy
The Assistance Dog and Dog Charity category winner will also
receive a £500 donation from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust to
their chosen dog charity, and the overall winner will receive an
original oil painting of their image by artist, Sara Abbott.
To officially register and enter, please visit www.dogphotographeroftheyear.org.uk.
The deadline to enter is 5pm (UK time) on 13th March 2016.