Virtual Canine Contest – Enter Today!

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Photo by Guy Balsamo

The winner of the 2028 Friendliest Dog category was “Henry.” He’s pictured here receiving his certificate from Contest Manager Becky Tobiasz.

Get your furry friends ready, as the Friends of Suffield will be hosting the 19th Annual Canine Contest this summer! Although the Suffield on the Green and Craft Fair has been officially postponed to 2021, our annual Canine Contest will go on …. virtually.

This is your dog’s time to shine! There are no special requirements, and all dogs are encouraged to enter this FREE contest. Start by filling out a short Google form found on the Friends of Suffield website, There is no need to have a Google account to enter. On this online form you may pick up to three of the 12 premade categories you want your dog to compete in. One photo submission will be accepted per category entry (remember only three submissions allowed).

Categories comprise: Best Smile, Best Sit & Stay, Best Kisser, Best Costume, Best Trick, Most Photogenic, Best Spot for a Nap, Biggest Dog, Smallest Dog, Best Owner/Dog Look-Alike, and With My Favorite Feline.  A Best in Show will also be selected.

You have from now until September 5 to submit your favorite photo for each category. Winners will be announced September 12, our legacy Suffield on the Green weekend. Winners will be awarded prizes that include: free canine grooming, free feline grooming, vet discounts, and more. Good luck and we hope to see your dog in the running soon!

Event Dates: 

Submission Entries: Now until Saturday, September 5th

Awards: Saturday, September 12th 

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