Kennel Club announces winners of Dog Photographer of the Year contest

(Image credit: Senise Czichocki)

As a much-needed reminder that there are good things left in the world, Kennel Club has unveiled the winners of its annual Dog Photographer of the Year contest.

The images are, as ever, absolutely stunning, and the stories behind them are just as enjoyable. Kennel Club says that more than 7,000 photos were submitted to the competition from more than 70 countries, and from these, the judging panel has selected its winners for each of the ten categories, as well as an overall winner.

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.