Whether you’ve been competing in dog sports for years, or are considering competing in the future, we all start off as beginners! In many dog sports, this means entering the “Novice A” class—the class reserved for first-time competitors.
We welcome first time sponsor, Alex Hart and her photo challenge,”Novice A: I Have No Idea What I’m Doing,” the theme of which is to take a lighthearted look at the challenges we all faced—or plan to face—as we work on figuring out how to do these sports with our dogs.
• Depict a dog sport in your photo in an identifiable way and display an error being made in that sport;
• For this challenge, “dog sport” means any activity performed with your dog in which it earns a title from an organization (i.e. AKC, UKC, etc);
• When submitting the photo entry, you must indicate the name of the dog sport in addition to the name of this contest;
• Entries will be judged on the how clearly and how humorously the dog sport and the error are depicted.
The prize: The prize: A handmade ceramic dog dish (approximately 6” in diameter and 2” in height) and an Orvis Paws and Bones Recycled Water Trapper Mat (18” x 27.75”)
The Sponsor: Alex Hart
The Dreaded Small Print You Must Read To Enter
•••• This contest happens on May 1 on our Facebook page. It is open to US residents only;
•••• One entry per person; You may enter four different photo challenges. If you enter this one, you may enter three more;
•••• When submitting your photo entry on Facebook, you must indicate the name of this contest, the “Novice A: I Have No Idea What I’m Doing!” Photo Challenge
•••• Your entry must be for the 2022 contest. Photos submitted from previous years’ contests will be disqualified, and yes, we remember photos from one year to the next;
•••• Within the photo, your image must include a purebred dog and one of the following either downloaded from the link or handmade:
Any official National Purebred Dog Day item available here.
•••• No photoshopping, and that includes the required sign. Our judges must see what you actually shot with your camera;
•••• Many people may help you take your photo, but the prize goes to the person submitting the winning photograph;
•••• Entering this contest implies consent that your photo may be shared on NPDD’s social media platforms;
•••• A full explanation of how, when, and where to submit your entry can be read here;
•••• Important! You and your dog should have safe fun when composing your entry!
•••• Judges’ decisions are final