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Enter Your Photos Here!

You have until June 17 to capture your best shots of the Sepulveda Basin Off-leash Dog Park (SBOLDP) and take part in the Friends of the SBOLDP 2019 Photo Contest on Sunday, June 23.

Winners will take home gift certificates from our generous sponsor, Gelson’s Markets as follows: First prize is a $500 gift certificate; second prize is a $250 gift certificate and third prize is $100 gift certificate. The 18 photographs that get the most votes will be featured in a 2019-2020 calendar.

People visiting the park that day can see all the photos submitted on display on the fence of the small dog section of the park. From 10 a.m. To 3 p.m., visitors will be able to cast their vote for the best photograph.

So here’s what you need to know about entering. Here’s a downloadable summary of the 2019-Photo-Contest-Rules for your convenience.

Photo Contest Rules

The photos to be submitted can be of any subject matter that the photographer chooses as long as the photograph was taken at SBOLDP, 17550 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys.

From puppies to seniors, people young and old, bugs and grass blades, sunsets and landscapes taken from inside or outside the park — you can even submit photos of your own artwork as long as the photo was taken at SBOLDP.

Eligible Photos

  • Must have been taken on or since Jan. 1, 2019.
  • Must be the original work of the photographer entering the contest.
  • Up to four photos may be entered in the contest by a single person.

Entry Fees

The first entry costs $15. Each additional entry costs $5. The fees are paid through PayPal when you submit the online form.

All proceeds will go to support the Friends of the SBOLDP’s ongoing advocacy for the dog park.

The Friends of the SBOLDP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is committed “to enhance the dog park experience in a safe, beautiful setting by fostering community, government and donor relationships conducted with accountability and transparency.”

How to Enter

Use the link above to fill out the entry form and pay your entry fees. The form will ask for your name, your email address, your phone number and the title or caption for each photo you submit.

After you have submitted your entry form and paid your fees, you will receive a confirmation from the Friends of SBOLDP and a receipt from PayPal. Please make a copy of the confirmation from the Friends to go with the photos you submit.

Submitting Your Photos

The final part of the contest is to make prints of your photos and mail them with the confirmation email to SBOLDP Photo Contest, 17341 Valerio St., Lake Balboa, CA 91406. The prints must be received no later than Monday, June 17, 2019, to be included in the exhibition and judging.

Make sure that your prints are:

  • No larger than 8.5-inches by 11-inches.
  • Please include a sheet of cardboard or chipboard with the photos to protect them from being bent in the mail.

Terms and Conditions

Photographers submitting entries retain full copyright ownership of the photos they submit. By entering the contest, the photographer is granting the Friends of the SBOLDP permission to use each photo submitted for fundraising promotions to benefit the SBOLDP.

If you have questions about the contest, please email us at sepulvedadogpark@gmail.com.


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Many, many thanks to our supporters! We could not do all the wonderful things we do without your help. Please support the businesses that support the park! If you have not joined the Friends of SBOLDP, please do so now.

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