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2017 Beautiful Bulldog Contest

39th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest

The 2018 Contest will be held on Sunday, April 22. Registration for this year's contest has closed. Watch the live stream of the public lottery on our Facebook page, Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Drake University, to see who will compete on April 22.

You can also read up on our 2017 Beautiful Bulldog Contest Winner, Prudence! She is owned by Tom and Angela Miller of Des Moines and was the official mascot of the 2017 Drake Relays.

March 20, 2018 – Public Lottery at 6 PM
April 22, 2018 – Beautiful Bulldog Contest

If you have any questions about the Beautiful Bulldog Contest that aren't answered in our eligibility rules, contest rules, or Frequently Asked Questions document, please email us at

Griff Gives Back Campaign
For the second year, pet lovers are invited to contribute to a “Griff Gives Back” pet food drive in conjunction with the contest and lottery. Last year the pet food drive, hosted by Drake’s live bulldog mascot Griff, raised more than 5,000 pounds of food for the nonprofit Pet Project Midwest. Donations of adult dog and cat food are accepted on-site at the contest and lottery, or by mail:

Drake University
attn: Griff Gives Back
2507 University Ave.
Olmsted Building—Drake Postal Operations
Des Moines, Iowa 50311