The past two years have been hard on most human being around the globe, and those involved in the dog world were no exception. Dog shows were cancelled, and people remained at home under lockdown and isolation. Professional dog photographers who provide photos for magazines, among other things, were hit hard by the pandemic.
The World Dog Press Association organizes an annual photo competition with an award ceremnony held at a major show. Last year, the awards were held completely online. This year the winners were announced at the World Dog Show in Brno, Czech Republic.
Twenty-four WDPA members from around the globe, mainly Europe, but also the United States and South Koream submitted 82 photos in four categories: Sports and Action, Portraits, Man’s Best Friend and Open.
This years judges were
- Harri Lehkonen, judge, photographer and president of the Finnish Kennel Club
- Erwin Donvil, professional photographer from Belgium
- David Dalton, famous dog photographer from France
The competition was sponsored by Birdbrook Rosettes, Thank you 🙂