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It's back: Second Annual Balboa Park Top Dog Photo Contest

Do you have the most photogenic dog in town?

Prove it and win fun prizes by entering the second annual Balboa Park Top Dog photo contest. Submissions will be accepted from August 29 to September 16 and winners will be announced October 3 following an online vote of the top 25 entries. The grand prize winner receives an exclusive overnight Su’ruff Camp package from Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

Photos of a single dog taken anywhere in Balboa Park can be submitted via the contest page between August 29 & September 16, 2011. A committee of judges from Balboa Park will choose 25 finalists to be posted on, where site visitors can vote for their favorite from September 21 to 30, 2011.

Before entering, be sure to check out the entries from last year to get a sense of the competition. Last year’s grand prize winner was Crenshaw, an Airedale Terrier-Irish Wolfhound mix who posed in front of the lily pond.

A dog who didn’t make the cut?

Meet this dachshund:

Adorable? Yes, but the photo doesn’t capture the beauty of the dog and Balboa Park.

You have a few weeks to scope out the most picturesque location for your pup's photo, be it Alcazar Garden, the Botanical Building, Palm Canyon, one of the fountains, or any of your other favorite park spots. You can submit one entry per dog per family.

For a complete listing of contest prizes and submission information, visit the contest web page.