Home for the Howlidays Photo Contest

‘Tis the season for Santa hats, reindeer antlers and ugly sweaters…for Fido, that is! If you love the ‘howlidays’ as much as we do, then celebrate by entering our Home for the Howlidays Photo Contest with your favorite photo of Fido in his (or her) festive gear! 

To enter, simply upload your image and if approved (see rules), we will add it to the gallery below. One lucky pup and their human will receive a Pampered Pup Package from Seattle’s historic MarQueen Hotel, complete with treats and a blanket to take home. Another lucky pup will receive a Home for the Howlidays Package, complete with a cozy bed and blanket from West Paw plus holiday toys and treats!


1. Click Upload Photo

2. Complete Form and Select Photo (size limit: 800 kb)

3. Click Submit Button (click once, be patient, it will take a few seconds for your image to load)

Begging…er, campaigning for votes is strongly encouraged to influence the judges, so share your photo with friends and family members! Judges will pick one Seattle-area winner (Pampered Pup Package) and one winner from anywhere in the United States (Home for the Howlidays Package).

To vote, simply click on an image below — you can vote for as many dogs as you want including your own!

No photo has been submitted for the contest. Be the first!

What Do I Win?

One lucky dog and their human will win an overnight stay at Seattle’s historic MarQueen Hotel. The prize includes their Pampered Pup Package, complete with welcome goodies like treats and a blanket for your pup to enjoy and take home. Don’t worry about packing your pup’s essentials. During your stay, the MarQueen also provides a dog bed plus water and food bowls to make your dog’s stay as comfortable as yours. Learn more about the MarQueen here.

Another lucky dog and their human will win a Home for the Howlidays Package to enjoy in the comfort of their own home. Goodies include a bed and blanket from our friends at West Paw plus a bundle of holiday toys and treats!

When Does Home for the Howlidays Photo Contest End?

The deadline to submit your entry is Saturday, December 31, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. You must own the photo(s) and photos cannot include text (other than a watermark). No people in the photos, please. Photos with humans or text on them will be disqualified. Winners will be notified by email.

How are the Photos Judged?

CityDog Magazine’s panel of three judges will pick the winners.

The dog or dogs in the photos must be yours and dressed up for the holidays without putting the dog in harm’s way. Don’t make your dog dress up if he doesn’t want to, please. Dogs who don’t like to dress up can wear a fun collar or cute bandana or pose with a favorite toy and be entered. Or they can be pictured in a holiday setting — i.e., next to the Christmas tree, under the mistletoe, curled up next to a fire.

The judges will choose the winners — however, shares and likes are encouraged! Share your photo with friends and family and ask them to like and also share (one like per person, per photo is allowed and you can like as many photos as you want)!

We will keep a close eye on popularity and it could influence the judges’ decision.

Can I Alter or Photoshop My Photos in Any Way?

No photoshopping, please. Any photoshopped photos will be disqualified. We want originality! You can watermark but that’s it. DO NOT SEND PHOTOS WITH TEXT ON THEM NOR PHOTOS WITH PEOPLE IN THEM. A WATERMARK IS OKAY, BUT ANY PHOTOS WITH TEXT ON THEM WILL BE OTHERWISE DISQUALIFIED.

Can Humans Be in the Photo?

No, there can be NO humans in the photo. Any photos that include people, whether or adults or kids, will be disqualified.

Can My Dog’s Friends and Family Enter?

Yes, the more the merrier! Please spread the word. FIVE entries (photos) per person are allowed, so if you have more than one dog, be sure to enter all of them for more chances to win!

How Do I Know if I Won?

Winners will be notified on Monday, January 3, 2022 by midnight and have 24 hours to respond. Winners will be revealed on Friday, January 7, 2022.

Winners must provide their name and mailing address for prize fulfillment. Winners who fail to respond within 24 hours of winning will be disqualified and runner-up will be selected. USA only please and must be 18 or older to win.

The winning images will appear across our social media channels and with your entry, we have your permission to share your entries on social media.

Once you click Submit, please be patient while your image loads. It will take a few seconds before you see Thank You!

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