The Dog Stars Video Awards Festival: Call for Submissions

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All Ages

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Does your dog have what it takes to win a DogtoberFest Dog Star?

Lassie, Old Yeller, Clifford, Marley, Cujo, Benji. . . Giants of the big screen. Does your canine companion have what it takes to stand on the shoulders of these giants and be a Dog Star?

Are they dancing when you get home? Howling about how you only fed them two hours ago? Pretending that they ate their medicine when it's really hidden in their gums? Are they the king of the castle or the pauper of the pound? Can they sing or climb trees? Are they the cutest thing ever? (Of course!)

Show us your dog's antics and acting skills on video and you may win them a Sirius Award(And more!)

Rules for Entry:

1. One entry per household. 

2. Videos must be 20 seconds or less. If the file size is too large, then please follow the submission form's instructions for using WeTransfer.

3. In addition to the video, you must also submit a picture of your dog with a sign reading some version of "SDPL Dog Star" or "Dogtoberfest". This will be on the same form as the video submission. 

4. Participants must live within San Diego County. 

5. Participants who are 17 years old or younger must obtain parental permission. They should use their parent's emails when submitting videos. We will be using this email to contact you in the event that your video is nominated for or wins an award.

6. Videos should be appropriate for a general viewing audience.

How to Enter: 

1. Fill out the form HERE. If your file is too large, then please follow the form submissions for WeTransfer. You must still finish the primary registration form even if you submit through WeTransfer.

2. Those whose videos are nominated for potential awards will be notified ahead of time via email, though all (human) participants are welcome to attend!

Key Dates:

  • October 11, 2023 - Submission form closes. (We will also close once we hit 75 submissions, so don't wait!)
  • October 23, 2023 from 6:00pm-8:00pm - The Dog Stars Video Awards Festival and Community Panel, presented by the San Diego Public Library and various Community Partners

This is a featured part of DogtoberFest! Check out our website ( for more details!


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