We know what a pain it is to include one of National Purebred Dog Day’s signs in a photo entry. We also know how challenging it can be to figure out where to put that sign in proximity to your purebred dog model – but with this contest, the sign’s message is the challenge.
The Challenge: Your task is to make the message “I ♥ Purebred Dogs” appear in your photo in plain sight, but without using an actual sign. We don’t want to give you actual ideas, but to give you a hint: Do the branches of a tree in the photo form the words? Is the message buzz cut into someone’s hair? Has the message been stitched into a coat? You’ll have to think outside the box on this one, and we look forward to your ideas!
We are delighted to welcome repeat sponsor, Kathleen Dahmer, whose generosity makes this fun challenge possible. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of people like Kathleen.
The prize: $50.00 gift certificate to Chewy
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;
•••• 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, Kathleen Dahmer’s “Hidden Message” 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;
•••• A purebred dog must be in the photo, along with the message, “I ♥ Purebred Dog,” somewhere in the photo;
•••• No photoshopping, and that includes the required sign. Be creative with how you use it, but 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, and by Kathleen Dahmer;
•••• 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
Note: Our image is an actual hidden message puzzle, have fun with it. The answers appear far below: