Calling all photographers! Do you think your dog has that star quality? The AKC’s Family Dog Magazine invites people to participate in the 44e Annual AKC Publications Photo Contest.

The contest is open now by February 8e2023. Family Dog Magazine is asking attendees to come in and follow this year’s theme, “Dogs in Action.” Entries are judged solely on creativity, quality and originality. Submissions received by mail must be postmarked by February 1stst2023 and received no later than February 8e2023. Entries can also be emailed to [email protected] One entry each may be submitted for the Color and Black & White categories.

“There are so many amazing entries already and we look forward to many more,” said Mara Bovsun, AKC Family Dog Editor-in-Chief. “It’s always a joy to see how participants interpret each year’s theme.

Winners of the Family Dog Photo Contest will receive cash prizes with a top prize of $500; Second place $250; and a third prize of $150 and will be featured in a special section of Family Dog Magazine. For more information, including the address to send entries to and contest rules and regulations, visit https://www.akc.org/products-services/magazines/family-dog/photo-contest/rules/.