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​Enter Your Dog in the 2017 Bark in the Park Top Dog Photo Contest


Bark in the Park logoDoes your dog have what it takes to be “Top Dog” of the 2017 Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival presented by Purina® and Harris Teeter? Here’s your chance to find out.

Entries for the annual photo contest will be accepted March 1-31, 2017 at   

To enter, click on the “Bark in the Park” link and select the “Top Dog Photo Contest” entry link. Entries are $15. All entries much include a short essay question that asks you to describe why your dog is the “Top Dog.”

Entries received without the processed entry fee will not be considered. Limit one entry per dog. Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation employees and Bark in the Park event sponsors are ineligible for the contest.

All entries will be judged by an independent panel based on the following criteria: cleverness, originality and the written essay. Three finalists will be selected for online voting at and, the event’s television sponsor. The public will be able to vote for the Top Dog April 10 through 25. The Top Dog winner will be announced at Bark in the Park and will receive a year’s supply of dog food from Purina®. 

The 2017 Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival will take place Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, in Huntersville.  The festival will include contests for dogs, vendors, food and much more.