SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The models know how to strike a pose, and the camera loves them! Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) wants us all to see the world through a gentler lens for a couple of weeks in April, with photos of adorable dogs being shared online through its annual Puparazzi Photo Contest. The contest offers seven photo entry categories, including Pet Pooches, which allows the public to submit photos of dogs of any breed, and a new category, GDB History, commemorating GDB’s 80th anniversary that allows entrants to share their favorite blast from the past photo of any GDB dog from any category.
The other five categories include GDB guide dog puppies, working GDB guide dogs, GDB breeder dogs, GDB career change dogs, and K9 Buddies, which is GDB’s program that matches specially selected dogs to become wonderful pets and buddies to children and young adults who are blind or visually impaired. The winning photo for these five categories will be featured in the GDB 2022-2023 Puparazzi Photo Calendar. All category winners will receive 10 copies of the calendar. The overall winning vote-getter will also receive a $100 gift card.
The contest website will be open for submissions, and voting will start on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 8 a.m. PST. Voting runs through Monday, April 18, 2022, at 9 p.m. PST. Entrants should submit the highest resolution images available. Horizontal images are preferred. Photo entries are free, and votes cost $1 each, with all proceeds going to GDB’s life-changing mission.
All submissions must include the name of the dog(s) and of any human in the photo, as well as a brief description. Photos will not be approved if they feature dogs from other service dog organizations.
For detailed rules, visit Puparazzi Rules.
About Guide Dogs for the Blind
Headquartered in San Rafael, Calif., Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) is the largest guide dog school in North America. It is a passionate community that prepares highly qualified guide dogs to empower individuals who are blind or visually impaired to move through the world more safely and confidently. This year marks the organization’s 80th anniversary of helping its clients live the lives they want to live. More than 16,000 guide teams have graduated from GDB since it was founded in 1942. GDB not only improves mobility for its clients, but it also furthers inclusion and advocates for policy reforms that change how the world views blindness. GDB’s services are provided free of charge, and it receives no government funding. The organization was the subject of an award-winning 2018 documentary feature called Pick of the Litter, which was developed into a television docu-series by the same name that debuted in 2019 on Disney+. For more information, visit guidedogs.com, or call 800.295.4050.