The WDPA board is thrilled to announce our sixth professional dog photo competition! Join us at the WDS in Switzerland, where we’ll unveil the winners.

This year we have some very generous sponsors:

  • Mrs. and Mr. Costanza and Louis Ferraris-de Liedekerke | our main sponsors have donated 4.500 Euros for our competition
  • Birdbrook Rosettes | rosettes for all winners


Each member may enter a maximum of four photos, one in each of the following categories:

  • Sport and Action – dogs in movement, including sports and action in other situations
  • Portrait – static and posed photos of dogs, with or without people
  • Man’s Best Friend – the relationship between People and Dogs in Pictures
  • Hero dogs – dogs serving or assisting mankind in many different ways, professionally or on a daily basis, including guide dogs, assistance dogs, search and rescue, police, etc.

The photos will be uploaded on this site in high resolution. They will be displayed anonymously before the prizes are announced. A panel of 3 judges will score the photos and the 10 highest-scoring photos in each category will be in a special online gallery. Winners will be announced in the main ring at the World Dog Show.

Deadline for entries – 24 July, 2023only members who paid membership for 2023 are allowed to participate in the competition.

Participating members should be aware that their photos may be used in publications after the competition.

Important: please do not send photos with your logo or anything else that may reveal your identity!!

Our 2023 Judges Panel:

Ms. Ria Putzker (Austria, dog lover & very talented photographer and photography coach)
Ms. Anca Diana Giura (Romania, FCI judge, art professor)
Ms. Costanza Ferraris-de Liedekerke (Belgium, dog lover, long-term WDPA member, and main sponsor of the contest)

Mail for questions

Capture the beauty of dogs and the incredible bond they share with humans! Let’s see your best shots!


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