Susan Trueper’s “Blondes Have More Fun” Photo Challenge

Who doesn’t love a good anecdote?

We welcome first time sponsor, artist Susan Trueper, who is the proud owner of three dogs. One of them is a breed which will remain unidentified to protect the innocent of his kind. On his first day in his new home, the chap had so many awkward but avoidable mishaps – and remained so happy –  that Susan was compelled to ask: What is wrong with you?

And then it came to her, and a contest theme was born.

The challenge: In the 1950s and 60s, Shirley Polykoff, coined the phrase that put the hair brand, Clairol, on the map in a big way: Blondes have more fun. This contest challenges you to show through your dog that “blondes have more fun.” Note: Clairol promised that you don’t have to be a natural blonde to “have more fun,” and neither does your dog, but don’t do anything involving chemicals! Some breeds are already light-colored, but blondeness can be a state of mind…..also a wig, a few tendrils…. you get the idea. Keep your dog safe and happy for this contest!

The prize:  Original custom painting of the winner’s dog painted from digital photo supplied by the winner

The Sponsor:  Susan Trueper

The Dreaded Small Print You Must Read To Enter


Sample of artist’s work

•••• 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,

••••  When submitting your photo entry on Facebook, you must indicate the name of this contest, Susan Trueper’s “Blondes Have More Fun” 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:

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 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 Susan Trueper;

••• 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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