Barkansas Photo Contest Begins August 3, 2015: Enter a Shot of Your Pup in The Natural State!


Arkansas loves dogs and dogs love Arkansas. In fact, The Natural State is the number one state for dog ownership in the U.S., according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. That’s why the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has launched “Barkansas,” an online photo contest for residents and visitors alike to share photos of their dogs having adventures all across Arkansas. Submissions to Barkansas begin today, August 3, and last until August 27.

To enter, visit and fill out the form to submit a photo of you and your pup — or just your pup — at your favorite place in Arkansas. The amateur category is limited to individuals who take photos using phones or point-and-shoot type cameras. The professional category is for those who consider themselves a hobbyist or a professional photographer and use DSLR cameras with interchangeable lenses.

Weekly winners chosen by ADPT in both the amateur and professional categories will receive gas cards and “Barkansas” branded dog treats. The grand prize winners will be voted on by the public via Facebook “likes” and will receive an all-inclusive pet-friendly vacation package. The amateur winner will receive a trip to Hot Springs with the professional winning a trip to Eureka Springs.

Important Dates

Photo Entries: Submit your photo from August 3, 2015, to August 27, 2015.

Voting: “Like” your favorite canine photos on the Arkansas State Tourism Facebook page to vote for the two grand prize winners. Voting begins August 31, 2015, at noon and ends September 7, 2015, at 11:59 a.m.

Winners Announced: Vacation prize winners will be announced on September 9, 2015.

For more information, visit


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One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201, 501-682-7606

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“Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism”

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