Monday, April 21
35th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest
Judging: 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Pageant: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Registered contestants and owners will have access to the Knapp Center at 9:30 am.
Deadline to receive entries is Monday, March 10, 2014 at 4 p.m. No walk-ins or phone entries will be accepted.
Public lottery drawing to select 50 contestants and 5 alternates. The lottery will be held Tuesday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at Pomerantz Stage in the Olmsted Center.
To register for the 2014 Beautiful Bulldog Contest, click the registration link above or click here.
Before applying, please review the official rules here.
2014 List of Awards: The following titles will be awarded to deserving Bulldogs:
Farthest from the Dog House
Rescue Dog Recognition
Porterhouse People's Choice
Most Beautiful Bulldog
Beautiful Bulldog History: The Beautiful Bulldog Contest, a Drake Relays tradition entering its 35th year, was the first of its kind in the nation and continues to be a model for imitators from several states. The winner, who receives top honors as well as a crown and cape, appears before his or her royal subjects of 16,000 fans at the Drake Relays to be officially honored as the Drake Relays mascot.
In its three decades of existence, the contest has changed little. The titles — Most Beautiful Bulldog, Congeniality, Best Dressed, Farthest from the Dog House, Youngest and Oldest— and winner’s duties have remained constant. The past few years, though, have seen so many entries that last year’s contestants were selected by lottery from a pool of more than 100 Beautiful Bulldog hopefuls.
If you have any questions about the Beautiful Bulldog Contest, or event registration, please reach out to Mike Cigelman at 515-271-3810 or email@example.com.
Congratulations to the 2013 Beautiful Bulldog, Huckleberry. He and his parents, Steven and Stephanie Hein, live in Norwalk, Iowa.