Graymatter Animals’ “Steampunk Pup” Photo Challenge

Steampunk is a marvelous category of science fiction that fuses the future with 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Steampunk “fashion” is a quirky and highly creative blend of garb worn in the 1800s blended with the future, and sometimes with a touch of the post-apocalypse. And dogs are not left behind!

National Purebred Dog Day is delighted to welcome first time sponsor, Graymatter Animals, the Animal Talent Agency, and do they have a fun contest for you!

The challenge: Dig through hardware in the garage, borrow vintage accoutrements, and put on your creative cap because your goal is to turn your dog into a “Steampunk Pup.” Don’t forget to include NPDD’s sign or merchandise (see below), and sure, you can incorporate it as a prop. We promise that when you do an image search on-line for “steampunk dog,” you will get a lot of ideas.

The prize: $50 Visa Credit Card

Who can enter: This contest is open to participants across the world.

The Sponsor: Graymatter Animals

The Dreaded Small Print You Must Read To Enter

•••• This contest happens on May 1 on our Facebook page;

•••• 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, Graymatter Animals;

•••• Your entry must be for the 2023 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:

The “IPurebred Dogs” sign

The “Happy National Purebred Dg Day” sign 

The “I Lve My Purebred Dog” sign 

Any official National Purebred Dog Day item available here. 

•••• No photoshopping, and that includes the required sign which is required to be part of the composition. Be creative with how you use it! Our judges, David Frei,  co-host of NBC’s National Dog Show, and Westminster Kennel Club photographer, Jack Grassa, 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, and by Magnolia Pet Sitting Services;

••• 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


Image of King Charles Cavalier Spaniel in steampunk style, generative AI bObak/AdobeStockPhoto

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