Drake University Stands

40th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest

We are celebrating a milestone year for the Beautiful Bulldog Contest, a trademarked event that was first-of-its-kind in the nation.  Registration for the 2019 contest will open February 1, 2019, and close on March 1, 2019. The 40 official contestants of 2019 will be drawn in a public lottery in March 2019, time and location to be announced at a later date.

During the contest, each contestant will walk the pageant runway while our emcee reads the contestant bio. This is prime time for the pups to show off their stuff or do tricks. Our judges will meet each contestant and together determine the winners of each award category. The categories are Drake Spirit, Family Theme, Best Dressed, Congeniality, Rescue Dog Recognition, Porterhouse People's Choice, Second Runner-Up, Runner-Up, and Most Beautiful Bulldog. It’s up to the judges to decide how each Bulldog best represents these nine awards and both the judging time and the pageant is what they use to judge these categories. The 2019 Most Beautiful Bulldog will serve as the Drake Relays mascot for one year.

Stay up to date on everything Beautiful Bulldog by liking our Facebook page! You can also read up on about the heartwarming story of our 2018 winner Bow-Z here. To learn more about the difference between this contest and the official Drake University live mascot Griff, visit Griff’s webpage here.

Registration Opens: February 1, 2019
Registration Closes: March 1, 2019
Lottery: TBD, March 2019

Beautiful Bulldog Contest
Monday, April 22, 2019
6 PM at the Knapp Center

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 beautifulbulldog@drake.edu

2018 Beautiful Bulldog Contest