Monday, October 7, 2013

Summer Fun Canine Photo Contest Winners!

Our Bandit is excited to share the news!

The final round of judging for our FiveSibes Summer Fun Canine Photo Contest has been completed! Woo! From playing to swimming to hitting the beach and ball park, and from hiking to camping and lounging, your beautiful pups sure know how to have fun in the sun!

Every single dog is gorgeous! And yes, while we did receive a majority of photos from Husky parents, the contest was open to all breeds, and only two of the judges were Husky parents. The others had furkids of their own in a variety of breeds. And we want to say right up front, that if your precious pup did not place in this contest...please know it is definitely not a reflection of your dog...the judges were in love with all the dogs, and as you know from my updates, they had a very difficult time judging the photos because the quality of Summer Fun themed photos were just amazing! The judges' panel had placed so many in the top, that there had to be a second, and then a third round (each with a different panel of judges) to finally be able to narrow down the photos to the following prize winners from a total of 162 entries! (And yes, the prizes do seem to follow a "treat" theme!) 
To check out the prizes, please visit our 
original post HERE.

While the top 10 will receive prizes, both the prize winners, as well as the 10 honorable mentions, will receive a certificate suitable for framing (or posting on your blog/website) and a ribbon! And even if your furry companion did not get selected for a prize category, in our book every one is a winner! So if your photo didn't place, but you would still like to have a nice certificate of participation with your dog's name on it suitable for framing or putting up on your blog or website, please just drop me an Email at FiveSibesPhotoContest(at)gmail(dot)com 
and I will be happy to send or Email you one!

Now...without further delay...

The 10 Prize Winners
Prizes, Award Certificates & Ribbons

"Bailey" of the USA

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"Kaia" of Massachusetts, USA

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"Koa" of California, USA   

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 "Ariel" & "Chip" of New York, USA

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"Hachi" of Hawaii, USA

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 "Wolfie" alum of Siberian Husky Rescue of 
Florida, USA

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 "Blue" of  Taysia Blue Siberian Husky Rescue, Nebraska, USA

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 "Jaxson" of  Illinois, USA

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"Marley" of Minnesota, USA

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"Bandit" of Georgia, USA

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"Diesel" of Pennsylvania, USA

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Award Certificates & Ribbons

"Diesel" of California, USA

"Tsar," "Cain," and "Frankie" of 
New York, USA

  "Artie" of Missouri, USA

 "Ranger" of North Carolina, USA

"Tico" of Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue, Pennsylvania, USA

  "Zoey" of Wisconsin, USA

 "Pongo" of Ohio, USA

 "Jesse" & "Suri" of Iowa, USA

 "Mikko" of Oklahoma, USA

 "Miracle Loki" of Colorado, USA & CANADA

Please be sure to Email me your doghouse addy so we can mail prizes, ribbons, and certificates. All info will be kept private, and never shared. Email us at: FiveSibesPhotoContest(at)gmail(dot)com.

I'd also like to take a moment to thank our wonderful volunteer judges who had a monumental job judging these amazing photos! A HUGE "Thank You" to:

Dr. Arnold R. - Veterinarian & Pet Parent
Kathleen B. - Vet Receptionist & Pet Parent
Pat J. - Digital Photography Instructor & Pet Parent
Barb S. - Artist, Graphic Design Expert & Pet Parent
Valerie L. - Graphics Design Expert & Pet Parent
Jenn R. - Artist, Editor, Photographer & Pet Parent
Tom R. - Business Owner & Pet Parent
Kyle H. - Security & Volunteer Fireman & Pet Parent
Melinda G. - Artist, Graphic Design Expert & Pet Parent
Hendrik M. - Professional Photographer

And another HUGE "Thank You" to our two prize donors:
House Wolf K-9 Dog Biscuits 
for putting together the awesome Grand Prize, as well as sponsoring two other prizes, and to and pet artist Kat N Kanine for donating her skills and time to create a custom portrait for our First Place prize! Please be sure to visit their pages and tell them FiveSibes sent you! (To check out all the prizes, please visit our original post HERE).

There were also a number of beautiful late entries that did not make it into the contest, however, we wanted to be sure we included them in our "FiveSibes & Friends Summer Fun" video we posted a while back and hope you had a chance to enjoy. If not, check it out below for a wonderful look back at all the beautiful canines having lots of summertime fun! (We have watched it dozens of times ourselves...we just love looking at all of the beautiful dogs!)


  1. A big congratulations to all of the winners!! Bailey is among the winners in many other contests so we're happy for those that won & congratulations Bailey be good for your win!!

  2. You are all so beauwooowoooootiful! Zoe's brofur Ku

  3. OMD! I almost flipped when I saw my photo! I haven't won that many contests...and the grand prize? WoW! This was definitely quite a wonderful surprise! Oh my goodness!! Thank you so very much!

    Woofs & huggies! <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  4. What great pictures of every buddy!
    Benny & Lily

  5. Wow, what a wonderful event! The entries were all super and a BIG CONGRATS TO ALL OF THE WINNERS! This was so much fun and I thank you bunches for hosting and for all of the work. Congrats to you for the successful event!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  6. Every pup is a champion! What great photos, each capturing the love and character of its "star." Thanks for putting together this awesome contest.

  7. All the photos are beautiful

    Stop on by for a visit

  8. We don't know HOW we missed this post... Congratulations to all the WINNERS and the Runners Up and EVERY BUDDY who took pawt. It was just WONDERFUL.