Competitions & Awards
All winners below will be featured in a special BARKING BEAUTY CALENDAR - with our BARKING BEAUTY CROWN WINNER ON THE COVER!
Our new Barking Beauty will make live appearances at events all year!
Watch for our 2019 Hamptons Barking Beauty on News12's Paws and Pals segment & on Lauren's Crazy Pet Show!
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES COUNT TOWARD THE GRAND PRIZE BARKING BEAUTY TITLE
Our BARKING BEAUTY winner will be the contestant with the highest number of overall points when combining our judges scores from the categories below. Winner will receive a beautiful Crown, Banner, Gold Vermeil Medal, & other amazing prizes from our Sponsors - as well as the calendar COVER mentioned above!
PHOTOGENIC (brought to you by PupScouts.org) – Counts ¼ toward the title of Barking Beauty. Contestant Photos will be posted online and in our program book. Photo must be of Contestant only – no other animal or person in the photo with the Contestant. Winner will receive a beautiful Sash & other prizes from our Sponsors. See below for a beautiful example of a winning Photogenic entry:
Tasha Bella in her Photogenic Sash after the 2011 NYC Barking Beauty Pageant
Puccini won Photogenic in 2018 - note - nothing in the photo except little Puccini himself. Naked or Dressed pups are allowed - photo by Dee McMeekan of DeeIsForDogs.com.
ACTIVEWEAR – (brought to you by Invisible Fences) Counts ¼ toward the title of Barking Beauty as combination of Outfit & Personality scores. Activewear outfit should be something your pooch might wear on a walk around town, to a play date, or just hanging out. Winner with the highest Outfit score will receive a beautiful Sash & other prizes from our Sponsors. See below for Activewear ideas:
King Mufasa in his 2018 Activewear winning outfit - photo by Dee McMeekan of DeeIsForDogs.com
Pickles in his Activewear outfit choice - a festive harness! photo by DeeIsForDogs.com
Little Casual Dress
GLAMORWEAR - (brought to you by Dee Is For Dogs) Counts ¼ toward the title of Barking Beauty as a combination of Outfit & Personality scores. Glamorwear outfit should be something your pup might wear to a formal gathering, a wedding or festive holiday party. Winner with the highest Outfit score will receive a beautiful Sash & other prizes from our Sponsors. See below for Glamorwear ideas:
Jazzy in her Glamourwear winning gown - photo by DeeIsForDogs.com
Andre' in his Tux - photo by DeeIsForDogs.com
Sparkling Bow Harness
TALENT - (brought to you by Paw Pals Dog Training) Counts ¼ toward the Barking Beauty title. Your baby’s Talent presentation can be as simple as jumping into her bag or sitting on command, or it can be as elaborate as playing the piano or cards, or doing a special dance! Whatever you can imagine & fit into the 90 second time limit (strictly enforced). Winner will receive a beautiful Sash & other prizes from our Sponsors. See below for several Talent ideas:
Trixie performs her talent - dancing!
She She performs her talent - making people smile!
Bandit performs his talent - knowledge of all things!
Jillidog plays Basketball!
1ST RUNNER-UP – this is our 2nd place finisher – the one with the 2nd highest score combining all categories above. Winner will receive a Silver Medal, & special prizes from our Sponsors.
2ND RUNNER-UP – this is our 3rd place finisher – the one with the 3rd highest combined score. Winner will receive a Rose Gold Vermeil Medal, & special prizes from our Sponsors.
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES ARE OPTIONAL & DO NOT COUNT TOWARD THE OVERALL GRAND PRIZE
PEOPLE’S PUP – Recruit your family & friends to vote online for their favorite pup! $1 per vote - vote for as many pups as much and as many times as you want. The one with the most votes wins! Winner will be announced at the pageant and will receive a Special Sash & other prizes from our Sponsors. Voting begins July 1st! Enter by July 1st for best chance at this award!
BUSY BABY – Your pooch can be named our Busy Baby for advertising sales! If you sell the most in advertising sales, your pooch will be named our Busy Baby! Click here for printable information you can use to help explain our advertising levels to potential Sponsors. You can direct potential advertisers/sponsors to our website and have them list you/your pup as a reference, or collect the fees yourself and add part or all of our entry fee amount to the Sponsorship Levels to help pay for your pup's entry fee (please see the form attached above). We'll then add those names under his/her contestant photo as a Personal Sponsor. Winner will receive a Special Sash & other prizes from our Sponsors.
POPULAR POOCH – Help us get the word out about the Barking Beauty Pageant by selling the most tickets to the pageant and you’ll be named Popular Pooch! Just give your friends your name to use as a reference when purchasing tickets here, or you can purchase multiple tickets and let them buy their tickets from you. Winner will receive a Special Sash & other prizes from our Sponsors. Tickets Sales Contest begins June1st. Enter by June 1st for best chance at this award.
CONGENIAL CANINE - Our version of the Miss Congeniality Award, voted on by the other contestants as the pup who was the nicest & most fun to be around. Winner will receive a Sash & other prizes from our Sponsors.