Join the DOGS LOVE WINTER GAMES Photo Contest

red goldendoodle dog running in snow with stick in mouth and title dogs love winter games photo contestDogs Love Winter Games Photo Contest

Two winners will receive a $10 Target gift card as the prize!

PUP-DATE: While the 2018 Dogs Love Winter Games Photo Contest has ended, you can see all the smile-bringing entries and the winner right here: Happy-Go-Doodle’s Photo Contest Winners.

Share your dog’s happy pic for a chance to win!

Who will represent TEAM DOODLE? Who will represent TEAM DOG? What amazing pups will have their photo chosen for Happy-Go-Doodle’s first-ever DOGS LOVE WINTER GAMES photo contest? We’d love to see your pup’s pic! Enter your dog’s photo for your chance to win!

DOGS LOVE WINTER GAMES? What’s this all about?

Inspired by the 2018 winter Olympics, where athletes amaze us with their skills, Happy-Go-Doodle’s DOGS LOVE WINTER GAMES photo contest is a chance for our dogs to amaze us with their smile-bringing feats!

Does your dog chomp at the chance to sprint through the snow? Show us those skills? Does your dog have the grace of a figure skater doing a fur-flowing routine? We’d love to see it! Happy-Go-Doodle’s DOGS LOVE WINTER GAMES photo contest is a fun way to celebrate amazing dogs of all shapes and sizes, to share our love for our smile-bringing canine companions, and to celebrate their silly antics together!

Why a photo contest?

Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe’s always sniffing out new adventures and looking for more ways to bring more smiles to your day. This photo contest is a new way for us (dog lovers, doods, and dogs) to have snow-tacular fun together! We hope you’ll paw-ticipate along with us in this photo contest! It’ll be a fun way for all of us to show our DOGS LOVE WINTER GAMES pride and team spirit!

Red goldendoodle dog's snowy face
Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe’s ready to host her first-ever DOGS LOVE WINTER GAMES photo contest! Join in the fun with her!

How many will win the photo contest?

There will be two photo contest winners!

One dog will win for TEAM DOG and one dood (any “-oodle” dog mix) will win for TEAM DOOD! These two dogs will be Happy-Go-Doodle’s DOGS LOVE WINTER GAMES photo contest winners. We like to imagine them standing at the top of the DOGGOlympic paw-dium.

The two grand prize winners will each receive a $10 Target gift card and be featured in Happy-Go-Doodle’s DOGS LOVE WINTER GAMES photo contest blog post announcement!

A pack of runners up…

will have their dog’s pic included as part of the first DOGS LOVE WINTER GAMES photo contest blog post announcement. Approximately 10 dogs will be selected as TEAM DOG and 10 dogs will be selected as TEAM DOODLE.  Depending on the number of entries, the judges reserve the right to add more members to each team!


who enters and follows the contest rules will have their dog’s name included as part of Happy-Go-Doodle’s DOGS LOVE WINTER GAMES photo contest blog post.

DOGS LOVE WINTER GAMES Photo Contest Details:

How do I enter?

Email one photo of your dog(s) to Include the following:

  • your dog’s first name
  • a SHORT description of your dog’s skill or talent
  • whether your dog would be part of TEAM DOG or TEAM DOODLE

What are the dates of the photo contest?

The contest begins now and ends at 11:59 pm CT on February 16, 2018. There’s no purchase necessary.

Where may my photo appear?

By entering, you agree that we can post your photo to Happy-Go-Doodle’s blog, social media accounts, and along with any news or promotion about the contest. By entering, you are giving us permission to use your photo both now and in the future.

How will the winner be chosen?

The photos will be judged by our judges based on the following:

  1. smile-o-meter (brings a smile to the judges’ faces)
  2. connects with the Dogs Love Winter Games theme
  3. sticks to the contest rules
  4. reflects your dog’s natural skills or talents (no photoshopping or adding graphic elements to photos)
  5. photo color, quality, family-friendliness* and clarity.

What’s the subject matter of the photo?

Your photo should feature a smile-bringing pic of YOUR dog(s) and relate to the DOGS LOVE WINTER GAMES theme.

  • Does your dog have the grace of a figure skater? Show us that form!
  • Does your dog bound through the snow with silly skills? Let’s see it!
  • Maybe your pup catches air better than the best downhill skier! Snap a pic!
  • While the theme is winter, your pup’s photo can be taken indoors or outdoors, warm climate or cold climate.
  • Here are a couple of idea starters:
Red goldendoodle dog, Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe, chasing her tail in the snow with her floppy dog ears flying
Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe’s practicing her favorite Olympic sport: tail-chasing! Look at that form!

Figure skating’s fun, but let’s make TONGUE TO YOUR NOSE the next Olympic sport! Who’s with me!

Who can participate?

The contest is open to US residents only, ages 18 and over. One submission per household. The photo must be yours. Family members of Happy-Go-Doodle are not eligible to win the prize.

How will the winners be announced?

The two (2) prize winners and runners up will be announced on our blog,, the week of February 19, 2018.

How will the winner be informed?

The two (2) prize winners will be informed via email and will have 24 hours to respond to accept the prize. (Prize winners must provide a mailing address so that the prize can be shipped to the winners via the mail.)

What can I win?

TWO (2) grand prize winners will each receive a $10 Target gift card and be featured in a DOGS LOVE WINTER GAMES blog post.

TWENTY runners up will have their dog’s photo posted in a DOGS LOVE WINTER GAMES blog post. (Based on the number of entries, we reserve the right to add more runners up.)

EVERYONE who enters and follows the contest rules will have his or her dog’s name included as part of the DOGS LOVE WINTER GAMES blog post.


  • We’re all furry, family-friendliness here at Happy-Go-Doodle’s DOGS LOVE WINTER GAMES. If we were a movie we’d be G rated, so we reserve the right to disqualify any entries that aren’t rated G for good…or good-humored…or great fun.
  • Also, this contest is not administered by or associated with any social media used throughout the contest.

Red goldendoodle dog with blue dog bandana holding a Target gift card and title Dogs Love Winter Games Photo Contest and subtitle Prize: A $10 Target Gift Card from Happy-Go-Doodle awarded to two dogs

Who will be the rebarkable dogs of Happy-Go-Doodle’s DOGS LOVE WINTER GAMES?

Follow along with Happy-Go-Doodle to find out!

Curious to see the winners from our previous photo contests?

Check out our Dogs Love U photo contest winners:

2017  Dogs Love U Photo Contest Winners Announced

2018 Dogs Love U Class of 2018  Announced

Thank you for joining us on our DOGS LOVE WINTER GAMES adventures…and thank you for loving dogs as much as they love us.  If this story brought a smile, a laugh, or a WOOF, please comment below!

Tail wags and doodle kisses! 

22 thoughts on “Join the DOGS LOVE WINTER GAMES Photo Contest

  1. How exciting, can’t wait to enter… gotta sift through all my snowy pictures 🙂

    1. Great! Happy you’ll be joining the winter photo fun! Good luck!

  2. How fun! I look forward to seeing all the entries!

    1. Thanks! It will be fun to share the follow-up post!

  3. Chloe looks so happy in the snow! I can’t wait to see all of the entries. I may need to consider how I could capture winter in the desert. We’ve been in the 70s for weeks now.

    1. Yes, she loves snow! It’s definitely zoomie-worthy! All types of winter photos are welcome – warm locations or cold! Look forward to seeing a desert winter day with the Doods! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. I LOVE your pictures. What a pup Chloe is isn’t she 🙂

    I look forward seeing your results. I loved the entires to our video challenge and felt everyone achieved something amazing and new for themselves! I suspect I will spend a lot of time giggling at your results! Dogs + Snow = FUN.


    1. Thank you! Yes, Chloe is 100% pure happiness! We have so much fun together on our adventures. We enjoyed the video challenge that you held on your blog. It’s fun to see everyone’s personality shine through in video. We’re so excited to see all the smile-bringing photos of doods and dogs coming in!

  5. Now I wish we had some snow so I could get a pic of my niece’s dog! What a cute contest.

    1. Thank you! Any winter pics of pups are welcome. Snow or no snow, it’s all about the fun!

  6. This is so great! I love all of the silly snow pictures. I’ll have to see if we have anything worth submitting from our two whole days of snow this year! lol

  7. Oohhh… GAME ON! I’m lookin’ forward to seein’ the results. Wonder if I’ll know many of the contestants? purrs

  8. This is so much FUN!!! I am going to share so others can enjoy this contest! Dogs playing in the snow is just the best! Chloe is just so gorgeous and it’s so fun to see her out romping in the snow. You can tell she loves it!

  9. What a fantastic contest and cannot wait to see all the pictures. We will not be entering unfortunately as we do not have snow here, actually it is sunny and warm and we need the rain in San Francisco.

  10. What a fun contest! Both of my dogs loove the snow! It snowed here this morning too, but then turned to rain that melted all the snow away, unfortunately. The pups are much less impressed with the rain haha.

  11. I’ll have to look through my snow pictures from last year. There really wasn’t enough snow this year to make for good photos. Mr. N was a little disappointed.

  12. So cute – what a fun contest! I wish I could understand the thrill that dogs feel in the snow…..I would much rather be on the couch in my PJ’s with hot cocoa! 🙂

  13. This sounds like a lot of fun but unfortunately since we are cats and we rarely have snow, we can’t enter. Can’t wait to see everyone’s photographs.

  14. Great idea! I think I have some photos of my springers. Unfortunately, neither of them are still around. My cocker, Buffy hates the snow, but my springers LOVED it.

  15. Sweet. I’ll have to share news of this contest with my dog lover peeps!

    1. Thank you so much! The more dog lovers who participate the more smile-bringing photos we’ll have to enjoy in the follow-up post!

  16. A vast majority of dogs indeed loves snow. Our guys go similarly nuts in sand, too. Perhaps it’s the way it feels, Or perhaps it’s the joy of all you can eat “icecream.”

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