Dog Photographer of the Year 2015

10 August 2015


After a record breaking year and international acclaim last year, the Kennel Club’s Dog Photographer of the Year competition returns for 2015.

The Kennel Club is looking for photographers to submit their canine images to the annual competition, which attracts international coverage and is viewed by tens of thousands of people from around the world. The competition is now open and free to enter.

Breaking all records, more than 13,000 entries from over 60 countries were entered in the Kennel Club’s Dog Photographer of the Year competition last year, making it the biggest canine photography competition in the world.

Heidi Hudson, Dog Photographer of the Year curator, said: “The Dog Photographer of the Year competition is the largest competition in the world solely dedicated to dog photography. We are looking for memorable and charismatic images from photographers who can capture those wonderful moments which reflect our contemporary experience living with dogs as best friends, family members, working partners and assistance providers."

Steph Gibson from Australia was selected as last year’s overall winner of the competition with an image of her dog Swing working with sheep on her farm, which was the winner of the ‘Dogs at Work’ category.

All winners will have their images on display at the Kennel Club in Mayfair, and will win a SmugMug account and photography course with professional dog photographer, Andy Biggar.

To register and enter, please visit The deadline to enter is 5pm (UK time) on 13 March 2016.

© Steph Gibson / The Kennel Club