Congratulations to the 2014 Beautiful Bulldog, Lucey. Her and the Torstensons live in Waukee, Iowa.

Miss the contest? See pictures from the contest below or on Flickr here.

35th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest
Monday, April 21
Knapp Center

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.

The 50 contestants for the 2014 Beautiful Bulldog were drawn in a public lottery on Tuesday, March 25. Click here to review the full list of 50, and the five alternates. Remember to come see them in person on April 21!

2014 List of Awards: The following titles will be awarded to deserving Bulldogs:
Farthest from the Dog House
Best Dressed
Rescue Dog Recognition
Porterhouse People's Choice
Second Runner-Up
First Runner-Up
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. Some of the awards have remained constant like Most Beautiful Bulldog, and Congeniality, while others have been modified over the years. Another constant has been the winner’s duties, which ask that the winning Bulldog participate in Drake Relays activities throughout the week. The past few years 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

Congratulations to the 2013 Beautiful Bulldog, Huckleberry. He and his parents, Steven and Stephanie Hein, live in Norwalk, Iowa.

Information for Contestants

Registered contestants and owners will have access to the Knapp Center at 9:30 am.

Quick Links for Contestants

Video of Lottery (filmed by senior Sara Campillo)
List of contestants
Review the contest rules
Directions and map to event