The past few days have probably been some of the most difficult in my life. Maybe that’s not saying too much considering I live a celebrity life, but still.
So let me just reiterate the team of judges before we start here. There were 5 judges for this contest, including my brother Oakley, my friend Laffie, one undisclosed friend, myself, and of course Ms. Kellie – the wonderful artist who will be painting the winning photo. I can tell you we had a heck of a time narrowing down the 333 photo entries we had into a final list of 10. From there we then chose the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners (oh, and 1 bonus winner ; ).
So first, let’s take a look at the Top 10 Dog Portrait Photos that made it to the final round (in no specific order):
|Rosie – photo by MatthewHailing from my hometown of Ottawa, Rosie is the definition of stoic. As you can see, she can really hold a great portrait pose.|
|Bruce – photo by LeaWe just loved Bruce’s expression here. For some reason, we can really picture him talking.. Although, you would have to picture him speaking Italian because he’s from Milan.|
|Susi – photo by MichaelaComing from Vienna, Susi is a real cutie and a sweetheart. Those wrinkled little cheeks are just begging for kisses from my Mum!|
|Petunia – photo by Krishna.A great photo. Petunia has such a soft and kind face..|
|Peanut – photo by AmandaLove the name peanut for this little brown dachshund from Maine, and that quirky smirk just adds to the character!|
|Blue – photo by Kristin.This is Blue asking his mom if he can keep the little lady bug on his nose!|
|Pixie – photo by ElisabethThis little Australian puppy is as cute as a button, but doesn’t seem too sure about having her portrait taken ; )|
|Bauer – photo by AmyYou got to love Bauer’s ulta-casual pose here!|
|Lego – photo by KayIf I didn’t know better, I might think that Lego has a professional photographer on staff, (as do I). Lovely picture and even lovelier dog.|
|Freddie – photo by JennaAs much as I may mistrust wire-haired dachshunds, you have to admit that Freddie is quite a charmer. I think I could trust this guy.|
Alright, now it’s time for the winners!
Coming in as our 3rd place winner…
And our second place winner is…
And finally, our 1st Place Winner for the Portrait-Pose Photo Contest is…
Congratulations to our winner!
But wait, since we had such a hard time choosing the winners, we just had to throw in a 4th (bonus) Place…
I hope her expression brightens up when she realizes she was a winner ; )
So a big congratulations to our winners, and by that I mean everybody – because all the photos were winners to me! The end of a contest is always difficult, but it’s fun along the way. Thanks to everyone for participating, there will be many more to come!
I would also like to thank our very special artist, Kellie of Doodle Dog Paintings for making this awesome contest possible. She is very excited to paint the winner, and I can’t wait to show you all the painting once it’s done!
(winners will be contacted to arrange prizes).