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Lab of the Year Contest Entry

Field Dog Life’s Annual Lab of The Year Contest honors 4 top competitors every year, one of which is named Field Dog Life’s overall “Lab of The Year”. 2019 will mark the 4th Annual Lab of The Year announcement with the bar continuing to raise with each passing year. Enter your lab to be considered for this prestigious award and check out past winners who have qualified for our honorary “Hall of Kings.”

How To Enter LOTY 2019

The 2019 Lab of The Year Contest is now open! This year will be our biggest, baddest to the bone Lab contest yet!

Enter your future Ruler of The Labs by emailing your Lab’s Photos to contest2019@fielddoglife.com 

On November 1st we will narrow the field of nominees to 16, then to 8. On December 1st we will narrow down our Fantasy Field Squad to 4 then …

On December 31st we will announce The 2019 Lab of The Year! The stakes are higher, the prizes are greater, and the Labs have never been more competitive.


Submit at least of 5-8 photos of your Lab in all his/her glory, doing what he does best. Photos should be 300 dpi, preferably 9 x 12 and in JPEG or camera raw format. Mobile device photos should be sized according to Instagram square/story and Facebook requirements.

  • Label your photo files with your dogs name
  • Place your full name in the SUBJECT of your email

Include in your email:

  • Name of breeder or kennel with contact information
  • Details of titles, awards, accolades (NOT REQUIRED)
  • Name of Owner
  • Complete name of your Lab
  • Name of photographer, contact information and approval to use images for Lab of The Year
  • Attach your photos – do not place in the body of the email
  • Video footage of your lab if available (.mov or mp4 files) submitted via dropbox or wetransfer and properly labeled
  • Link to any YouTube videos you would like to share
  • TELL us why your Lab should be our 2019 Champion via email (Minimum 150 words – longer entries will be taken more seriously).
  • Any of your dog’s social accounts ex. Instagram, Facebook, Youtube.

On November 1st we will unlock a new twist in this year’s contest… and it’s a big one!

Get your Champs ready… four new Kings and Queens will be added to our Fantasy Field Squad …. but there can only be 1…



The Hall of Kings is reserved for the best of the best, our “Fantasy Field Squad” as we like to call them. Only those labs who have qualified for Lab of The Year are displayed here, along with any info pertinent to their status. The reign of our 2018 Lab of The Year will come and end on December 31st when the 4th generation of our Fantasy Field Squad will be chosen.

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