About - Dog Photographer of the Year

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Entry and Closing Details

Dog Photographer of the Year 2019 will open

12th February 2019 at 12 NOON (GMT)

and close for entries on 10th April 2019 at 5:00 PM (GMT).


Winners Announcements

Winners for Dog Photographer of the Year 2019 will be announced through worldwide media on  Monday, July 1st 2019.

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AWARDS AND PRIZES

Prizes awarded for Dog Photographer of the Year 2019 are as follows:

Overall Winner of Dog Photographer of the Year 2019 – Overall Winner will receive a dedicated capsule exhibition* of your dog photographs in the Kennel Club Art Gallery, London. Your winning image will also be displayed in the Kennel Club Art Gallery as part of the 2019 Winners Exhibition. We will also provide you with a one free year of a SmugMug Pro account along with an exclusive one-to-one initial consultation* with a SmugMug account manager on building or improving your SmugMug Pro website. Overall Winner will receive a custom print from Loxley Colour, trophy, rosette and certificate.

Category Winners (1st Place) for Assistance Dog and Rescue Dog Charities - Your winning image will be displayed in the Kennel Club Art Gallery as part of the 2019 Winners Exhibition We’ll also provide you with a one free year of a SmugMug Pro account and one free year of Flickr Pro. We will also donate £500 from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust to your nominated dog charity* (dog charities to be vetted and approved by the Kennel Club and the Kennel Club Charitable Trust). Category Winners will receive a (1) one day course with Nikon School London. Category Winners will also receive a custom print from Loxley Colour, a trophy, rosette and certificate.

Category Winners (1st Place) for Young Pup Photographer (Under 11s), I Love Dogs Because… (12-17s), Dogs at Play, Dogs at Work, Portrait, Puppies, Man’s Best Friend and Oldies - Your winning image will be displayed in the Kennel Club Art Gallery as part of the 2019 Winners Exhibition.   We will also provide you with a one free year of a SmugMug Pro account account and one free year of Flickr Pro. Category Winners will receive a (1) one day course with Nikon School London. Category Winners will also receive a custom print from Loxley Colour, a trophy, rosette and certificate.

Each category Runner-Up (2nd place and 3rd place) I Love Dogs because… (12-17s), Young Pup Photographer (Under 11s), Dogs at Play, Dogs at Work, Portrait, Puppies, Man’s Best Friend, Assistance Dog Charity, Rescue Dog Charity and Oldies - Your winning image will be displayed in the Kennel Club Art Gallery as part of the 2019 Winners Exhibition.   We will also provide you with a one free year of a SmugMug Portfolio account and one free year of Flickr Pro. Category Runner-Ups will also receive a custom print from Loxley Colour, rosette and certificate.

DISCLAIMER: The prizes are non-transferable. The Kennel Club reserves the right to substitute the whole or part of any listed prize with an alternative value (but the entrant shall not have any right to demand this). Prizes must be claimed within one year unless otherwise specified directly from the prize sponsor or will be forfeited.

Overall Winner will receive their own dedicated capsule exhibition of their dog photographic images in the Kennel Club Art Gallery, London – Overall Winner may provide anywhere up to a maximum of 12 images which will be printed to fit 8x10 custom frames with white matting. Photographs are to be curated and final selection of images to be displayed at the discretion of the Kennel Club Curator of Photographic Collections. Overall Winners capsule exhibition to be on display in the Kennel Club Art Gallery no more than 6 months and specific timings are subject to the Curator of Photographic Collections and the Kennel Club Art Gallery.

The Overall Winner will receive exclusive one-to-one initial consultation on building or improving their SmugMug Pro website (a maximum of 3 hours dedicated time) from a SmugMug account manager. SmugMug website consultation to take place online only. SmugMug prize is for a one year subscription on a new Pro or Portfolio account or a one year extension if already a Pro or Portfolio SmugMug account holder.

Category (1st Place) and Runner-Up Winners (2nd place and 3rd place) will receive a (1) one year Flickr Pro account or one year added to their account if already a Flickr Pro customer.

Category (1st Place) Winners will receive a (1) one day Nikon School voucher to be fulfilled by winner only. Winners can choose from an array of photography courses with Nikon School London up to a value of £129.00 GBP. Category Winners are responsible for their own travel and expenses to and from Nikon School UK courses.

There are no cash substitutes for any prizes. Prize winners under the age of 18 must have guardian permission to participate in a photography course and where prize winner is under 18 years of age must have a guardian accompany the winner to the course. Any bookings, cancellations or rescheduling for Nikon School courses must be made directly through Nikon School and not the Kennel Club.

For Loxley Colour prints, rosettes, trophies and any other prizes posted to Winners outside the UK, the Kennel Club holds no responsibility for customs and duty charges or delays for any prizes couriered or posted from outside the UK.


JURY


Our prestigious panel of Judges for Dog Photographer of the Year 2019:

Chief Executive, The Kennel Club, Rosemary Smart

Chairman, The Kennel Club, Steve Croxford

Competition Sponsor, SmugMug and Flickr, Global Marketing Manager, Alastair Jolly

Competition Sponsor, Nikon School UK, Neil Freeman

Editor, Amateur Photographer Magazine, Nigel Atherton

Artist and Professional Dog Photographer, Alice van Kempen

VIP Guest Photographer *to be announced*

VIP Guest Art Gallery Curator *to be announced*



Key Entry Details

Dog Photographer of the Year 2019 opens with online registration and online entry

through this website on 12th February 12:00 NOON (GMT)

and closes for entries at 5:00 PM (GMT) 10th April 2018.  

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