Pic of deaf 14-year-old rescue dog is winner of Dog Photography competition 2019

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Winners of the Dog Photographer of the Year competition 2019 have been announced from thousands of entrants worldwide. The overall winner is a portrait of a deaf rescue dog in a flowery setting.

By Dawn Parrish

Published on the 03/07/2019, 09:00, Updated on the 19/12/2019, 15:25

The Kennel Club’s photography competition takes place each year and includes several different categories. Of course, the images have to include canine pics, with the winning photographs on display between July 5th and October 3rd at the Kennel Club premises in London.

Winning categories and some of the entrant's images

# Puppies to 6 months old – one or more pups

# Man’s best friend – showing companionship between dog and owner

# Rescued dogs and dog charities

# Assistance dogs – trained to help someone with a disability

# Rehomed or rescued dogs

# Young photographers under 11 years old

# Image taken by young photographer ages 12 – 17 years

# Oldies section – dogs must be over 8 years of age


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Criteria for winning portraits

The rules stipulated that each image must capture the healthy and happy dog enjoying life and playing, as dogs do. Photos could be taken both indoors or outside, with the dog either standing, sitting or lying down. Entrants were asked to provide details of the equipment used to take the winning images.

2019 overall winner of Dog Photography Competition

Of course, with so many thousands of entries, it has been difficult for the judges to choose their winning portraits. The winner of the Kennel Club's 2019 Dog Photographer of the year competition is Denise Czichocki's portrait titled "Dreaming Merlin", a mesmerising image of her 14-year-old deaf rescue dog surrounded by magnolia blossom. As outright winner, Denise will receive an oil painting by Sarah Abbott, based on her creative photo.


'Dreaming Merlin' ? Congratulations to Denise Czichocki who has taken the top spot in our Kennel Club Dog Photographer...

Posted by The Kennel Club UK on Monday, July 1, 2019

Congratulations to everyone who entered the competition – your doggy portraits are amazing!