“Scenes From a Book” Photo Challenge In Memory of Charlee Helms

Charlee Helms was not only a great friend to National Purebred Dog Day, she was a tireless advocate for purebred dogs and the people who owned them. She was taken from us far too soon in 2016, and remains missed by the many people she influenced with her good cheer and helpful ways. Charlee was an avid breeder, shower, groomer, and instructor, but she had a special gift for reaching people new to dogs and the dog fancy.

A wonderful donor who asks to remain anonymous is honoring Charlee’s memory by sponsoring a photo challenge in her name.  Charlee, a voracious reader, would approve of the donor’s choice of themes: “Scenes from a Book.”

The challenge: Your entry should recreate a well known scene from a book using purebred dog(s) as your characters. Our judges should be able to recognize the scene. Please note: If you enter this contest,you may not enter the Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club of America’s Fictional Character Photo Challenge;

The prize: Barnes and Noble $50 e-gift card

The Sponsor:  A wonderful anonymous donor

The Dreaded Small Print You Must Read To Enter

•••• This contest happens on May 1 on our Facebook page. It is open to everyone;

•••• One entry per person; You may enter four different photo challenges, HOWEVER, if you enter this contest, you may not enter the Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club of America’s Fictional Character Photo Challenge;

••••  When submitting your photo entry on Facebook, you must indicate the name of this contest, “Scenes From a Book” Photo Challenge;

•••• 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



•••• 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. Be creative with how you use it, but 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;

••• 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


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