Dogapalooza began as part of a dog-themed art exhibition at OMAM in 2012, and has grown to become an annual dog-friendly festival fundraiser for local animal charities. Reimagined to keep everyone healthy and safe, Dogapalooza 2021 will feature an online photo costume contest for both dogs AND cats! The photo with the most online votes will determine the "People's Choice" winner. Our celebrity judging panel will review all of the photos submitted online and will select winners for Best Original Costume, Best Ensemble Costume, Best Holiday Themed Costume, and Best Pet/Person Look-a-Like, in addition to a few surprise categories.
It's easy to enter!
Our Dogapalooza 2021 Photo Costume Contest is open to dogs AND cats. Upload a photo of your pet, pay the $5 entry fee, and then invite your family and friends to vote online by sharing your contest link through email/social media. $1 = 1 vote! All net proceeds benefit Great Dawg Rescue of Ormond Beach, the Halifax Humane Society and Sophie's Circle.
The contest opens Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Online voting can begin as soon as the photo is registered and will close at noon (12:00 p.m. EST) on Friday, January 22nd. Winners will be announced on January 23, 2021.
Win great prizes!
The canine with the most online votes will win an original resin art piece by Hailey Nolin. All category winners will receive a voucher for a Donnie's Donuts 4-pack (plain so it's safe for the doggies to eat too). Check back later for additional prize announcements!
But wait, there's more!
Dogapalooza 2021 will have other VIRTUAL events, such as a vendor marketplace and a Blessing of the Pets, as well as a Pet Parade Video on January 23rd. Follow us on social or visit ormondartmuseum.org
to learn about all Dogapalooza activities!