The “Doing it Differently” Photo Challenge

The subtitle to this contest theme could be, “That’s Not Exactly How It’s Usually Done” because some dogs just have a unique way of doing common things. Does their way of (fill in the blank) puzzle us? Make us laugh? Tempt us to tear out our hair?

The Challenge: We welcome the return of Bloodhound person, Betsy Copeland, the sponsor of this challenge, and a longtime supporter of National Purebred Dog Day. This year, she challenges photographers to show our judges how their dog “does it differently.”

The prize:  A 5″ x 7 ” Pewter/Copper Etching by Walker Works in the breed of the winner’s choice.  The image seen below doesn’t begin to do justice to these gorgeous etchings.


The Dreaded Small Print You Must Read To Enter

•••• This contest happens on May 1 on our Facebook page. It is open to domestic and international participants;

•••• 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 which is the Betsy Copeland’s “Doing it Differently” 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 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, 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 prizes 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 Betsy Copeland and Walker Works for promotional use;

•••• 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


Top photo: “Spoosquatch” by Perry McKenna is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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