The Jay Kitchener Memorial “Guilty Pleasures” Challenge

From decadent desserts to corny movies, guilty pleasures are usually something we don’t want to be caught eating, reading, watching, or doing. Our dogs aren’t much different, but they usually get caught.  Did they dig a hole in the flower bed? Sleep on your best comforter? Dumpster Dive, steal a steak, or ventilate your favorite shoe?

This photo challenge is in memory of Jay Kitchener, a tireless advocate for purebred dog ownership and ethical breeding. His wicked sense of humor was legendary, as were the phrases he coined. “Take back the conversation” was a “Jay-ism” as he railed against inaccurate and unfair portrayals of the purebred dog world. “Ditch the guilt,” was another. In keeping with a “guilt” theme,  this annual contest’s theme is, “Guilty Pleasures.” Interpret it from any number of perspectives, including the dog’s.

Our thanks to Sally Henderson for her generosity in sponsoring the Jay Kitchener Memorial Challenge. Sally will be donating $100 into the winner’s PayPal account, and yes, you need to have a PayPal account before entering.

The challenge: Interpret “”Guilty Pleasures” from any number of perspectives including the dog’s, the owner’s, or the “victim’s;”

The prize: $100 deposited into winner’s Paypal account

The Dreaded Small Print You Must Read To Enter

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

•••• 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, Jay Kitchener Memorial “Guilty Pleasures” 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. Our judges, David Frei and 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;

•••• 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

Photo of Jay with his beloved Gordon Setter, Duffy



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