EXTENDED—Enter Washingtonian’s Cutest Dog Contest

Photograph by Jairo Alzate on Unsplash.

Chances are, if you’re a dog-owner, you’re taking hundreds of crazy cute photos of your furry pal (trust us, we do the same). But instead of posting those photos all over Instagram, submit the cutest photo of your pup to our annual Cutest Dog Contest!

Enter the Contest Here

The winning dog will get:

  • A full-page photo in Washingtonian with dog’s name and bio.
  • A professional Washingtonian photo shoot (and you can keep the photos!).

All applicants (yes, all!) will get a digital faux Washingtonian “Cutest Dog” cover with their dog’s image and name (see image below for example). All submissions will also be featured in’s “Cutest Dog” photo gallery on the contest page.

The top 10 cutest dogs will be voted on by readers and the winner from the top 10 cutest dogs will be chosen by a panel of judges from Washingtonian and our beneficiary, Wolf Trap Animal Rescue. Deadline to enter is December 17 at 11:59 pm. Voting for the top 10 entries will be open December 18 – December 22. The winner will be announced after voting has ended. Multiple entries are permitted.

Each submission fee is $30, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Wolf Trap Animal Rescue.