Mountain Gazette Mountain Dog Photo Contest


The Mountain Gazette Dog Photo Contest is CLOSED!


It’s time for the Mountain Gazette tribe to vote for the top dog in the hills.

Think your pup has the chops? Send us a photo and some words on what gives his bark some bite. We will choose five finalists and then ask MG readers to pick a winner online. The grand prize winner will receive a new Microlight Alpine down jacket from Rab Mountaineering, prize packs from Kong toys for the dog, and swag from the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Finalists will win prize packs from Kong and the Humane Society of Boulder Valley.


We are no longer taking submissions for this photo contest. Thanks to all who entered, and stay tuned for the next step in the voting process!

Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on October 11th, 2013. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Mountain Gazette and participating sponsors are not eligible. No liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled, mistranscribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Mountain Gazette reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information and offers. Mountain Gazette reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Winners agree that Mountain Gazette and participating sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash, or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Selection of finalists will be chosen at the Mountain Gazette office on or before November 1st, 6:00 PM EST 2013. Winners will be contacted by the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7 days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received. By submitting a photo, all participants release the rights to Mountain Gazette to post, publish, distribute, or otherwise use at their discretion.

14 thoughts on “Mountain Gazette Mountain Dog Photo Contest”

  1. Your dog photo contest says that you will pick five finalists and readers will pick the winner. But the fine print says that the winner will be chosen at random. Which is it?

  2. Hey Susan,

    Sorry about the confusion. Finalists will be chosen by our editors and then voted on by readers, NOT chosen at random. The fine print has been changed to reflect that. Thanks for bringing it to our attention, and for participating!

    – Team MG

  3. please, just stop with the dog photos. is this the best you can come up with six years running? no wonder your failed as a print publication. there’s not a single dog photo contest in my 60 copies of the original MG, just thoughtful writing and images.
    and i’m sure the boulder humane society could use some prizes right now, not readers.

      1. Yeah! MG hardly failed as a printed magazine. Lots of history here! We love the dog photos they’re an integral part of our culture. Print all the pics you can!

        1. snowdog,

          I agree MG was a great publication, but it failed to be financially viable. There is lots of history, that’s why i took the trouble to collect almost an entire set. my comment comes form the new owners failing to bring in new readership and advertising and then shutting it down.

          it’s not a personal attack on dogs, but rehashing the same events year after year looks like the publisher wasn’t trying.

          I think what prompted my response was reading both the “A Bomb” piece on ed abbey, then seeing the 6th year of a dog photo contest. if it hadn’t been foe EA the early issues wouldn’t have been so instrumental in outdoor literature.

    1. booooooo!!! awful post….a smile came to my face when I saw the cover photo for the contest and I enjoyed sharing mine! Can’t wait to see the entries.

      JC, look forward to seeing the prizes that you donate to the humane society

      1. well I have been volunteering here in Fort Collins. we flooded too, not nearly as bad as Boulder area. I loved MG as well and loved the print issues. but it’s now out of print as it failed financially to make the publisher enough money to keep in print. I wish it was still going, but people, lost faith in MG for a reason.

        my point being running the same contest for six years running doesn’t attract new readers.

  4. Any chance a dog from Alaska could enter into the contest? She’s missed the last couple of years since she has a hard time with deadlines, and just noticed she may not be eligible.

    Thanks for the great photos.

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