Out There Outdoors Annual Outdoor Dog Photo Contest

Congrats to our 2019 Winners! Stay tuned for the 2020 Dog Photo Contest next spring!

BEST IN SHOW // Photo: Craig Anderson
WATER DOGS // Photo: Bethany Medina
HOUND IN ACTION // Photo: Jane Patten
BEST WITH OWNER // Photo: Vanette Leighty
TAIL ON THE TRAIL // Photo: Henry Hagood

2019 Outdoor Dog Photo Contest Details

Round up the best photos of your outdoors-loving hound doing their thing outside in the great Inland Northwest! Photos must be submitted no later than May 20, 2019. Only one photo may be submitted per category per entrant. Winning photos will be published in the June 2019 issue of Out There Outdoors.

Categories include:

  • Best in Show: That’s our pick for best all-around photo.
  • Hounds in Action: Your best friend running, jumping, and living it up in their favorite Inland NW outdoor haunt.
  • Water Dogs: Your pup living it up in, on, or around an Inland NW lake or river.
  • On the Trail: A posed or action shot of your trail companion out on an Inland NW trail.
  • Best with Owners. You and your pooch posed or playing together in a beautiful Inland NW outdoor setting.

2019 Contest Sponsors

Thank you to our awesome contest sponsors!

Prairie Dog Pet Mercantile is a locally-owned shop with two locations in Spokane offering quality pet food and supplies including leashes, toys, health products, and gear to get your best friend outside with you! Prairie Dog’s goal is to offer the highest quality products they can find with an emphasis on local or regional manufacturers. Find them online here.

2019 Prize Packages

Best in Show – Hemp tug rope, Planet Dog Orbee bone, Vital Essentials Mini Nibs, 4Legz treats, $10.00 gift card.

Hound in Action – Sheepy chaser toy, 4Legz treats, $10.00 gift card.

Water Dog – West Paw Zisc, 4Legz treats, $10.00 gift card.

Tail on the Trail – Collapsable water bowl, pet waste bag holder, 4Legz treats, $10.00 gift card.

Best with Owner – Planet Dog Fetch ball, 4Legz treats, $10.00 gift card.

2019 Contest Rules & How to Submit

  1. The photo must be yours OR you must have permission to enter it.
  2. All photos need to include your hound in an outdoor setting in the greater Inland Northwest, which for this contest includes the geography between the Cascade Crest of Washington and Oregon east to the Continental Divide and all landscapes from the British Columbia Kootenay region south to eastern Oregon and central Idaho.
  3. Only one photo per category can be submitted per person (5 total).
  4. Your five total submissions can include more than one dog.
  5. Out There Outdoors reserves the right to publish submitted photos and captions in print and online at any time.
  6. Winners and runners up will be selected by OTO and published in the June 2019 issue.
  7. To be considered, each photo must be attached to an email as a high resolution (2MB or more) image in the jpeg format with OUTDOOR DOG CONTEST in the Subject line. Each photo entry needs to include a photo credit and caption suggestion in the body of the email for each photo. Creative, descriptive captions may influence the judges! Also include your full name and a phone number where we can reach you. Send submissions to info@outtheremonthly.com
  8. Submit your entries by May 20, 2019 for consideration.
  9. Winning photos will be printed in Out There Outdoor’s June 2019 issue and prizes will be awarded to winners.





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