There were a record 124 entrants in this year's contest, with the top prize going to a dog dressed as "This American Life" radio host Ira Glass. Ira Glass himself tweeted about this, saying "Um, flattered…I guess." Ha!!
We are working on putting up an official gallery of photos from the 2014 contest, but in the meantime, please explore photos on hashtag #pupkin14, as well as photos on our Facebook page. You can also enjoy photos from the 2014 contest on Gothamist, Fort Greene Focus, Park Slope for Pets, and these beautiful illustrations from artist Carly Larsson.
Reminisce over past years' contests on the PUPS Flickr stream. There are also scads of excellent photos on Gothamist and GlossNY. And for a stroll down memory lane, check out historic photos of past contests at Kate on Clinton blog, Kizzbeth's Flickr, and The New York Times Local Blog. The official archive of all 15 past PUPkins is here.
The following businesses generously donated prizes for the 2014 contest, and we thank them all again:
ABC Pet Supply
Brooklyn Bark Dog Walking/Boarding/Pet Sitting
Brooklyn Cares Veterinary Hospital
Brooklyn Pup Dog Training
Clinton Hill Animal Clinic
Come Clean Pop Culture Soap
Die Stammkneipe/Der Schwarze Kölner
Doggie Day Trips
Gnarly Vines Wine & Spirits
Green in BKLYN
Luz TLC Pet Service
Rikke Brogaard’s Positive Dog Training
Prospect BArk! Professional Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
Spoonable, Brooklyn’s Saucy Caramel
Thirst Wine Merchants
Who’s Your Doggy
We also thank our judges, Lee Quinones, Amy Linden, Mike Preis, Joseph Hernandez, and Nora Whelan. They did a tough job very well!
Big thanks also go to photographers Leo Moreton, Chris Franko, and Jasmin Chang, as well as to ALL the volunteers who pitched in to help with this huge event. It gets bigger and crazier every year, and we love it! If you want to volunteer for next year's event, get in touch with Kath at firstname.lastname@example.org.