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Photography Competition & Exhibit

On display from June 12 – July 30, this pet-themed exhibit showcases 111 entries from local photographers, both professional and amateur, as they compete for cash prizes. Admission to the exhibit is free. Housed in the Visitor & Event Center (Red Barn, located off Street Road and Peddler’s Lane).

Congratulations to our 2023 winners!

Best in Show


1st Place: “Portrait of A-Roar-A” by Maggie Villari

2nd Place: “Carly Loves Car Rides” by Susan Albert

3rd Place: “The Patient Shepherd” by Colleen Doerr

4th Place: “Curious Canine” by Joelle Gryniewicz

Honorable Mention: “Figgy” by Maria Viola


1st Place: “Pup On A Pedestal” by Shayne Ross

2nd Place: “Zuke Retrieving In Snow” by David Mastrobattista

3rd Place: “Jinora on Rocks” by Sara Pinkus

Honorable Mention: “Blue Eyes” by Mia Curran

People’s Choice


1st Place: “All Smiles” by Rebekah Lamberth

2nd Place: “Portrait of A-roar-a” by Maggie Villari

3rd Place: “Gigi Loves Leaves” by Jackie Curley

4th Place: “Curious Canine” by Joelle Gryniewicz

Honorable Mentions:
“Ginger is on the case!” by Kira Sebastian
“The Walk Before the Storm” by Chris Doerr


1st Place: “Zuke Retrieving in the Snow” by David Mastrobattista

2nd Place: “The Calm Before the Frenchie Storm” by Angie Burge

3rd Place: “Pup on a Pedestal” by Shayne Ross

4th Place: “Our New Rescue Pup- Jaeger” by Brian Wagner

Honorable Mention:
“Whiskey thinking about the next treat” by Mandy Westrick

Support the Bucks County SPCA
  • For every $1 donation to Bucks County SPCA, guests will receive an extra ballot!
  • Cash donations for no votes will be accepted
  • Visitors can also donate the following items at the Visitor & Event Center:
    • Cat Food: Purina One (dry), Fancy Feast (adult & kitten) / Pro Plan Kitten / Friskies
    • Dog Food: Purina One dog food (dry and wet)
    • Greenies Pill Pockets
    • Cat toys
    • Clean used towels

Donations will be accepted until July 30.

Meet Our Judges

Al Tielemans

Professional Photographer
Al Tielemans spent 30 years as a photographer at Sports Illustrated. He covered 15 Olympic games, countless baseball and football games including dozens of Super Bowls and World Series, as well as feature stories and portraits of world class athletes. He has over 100 Sports Illustrated covers to his credit. He is currently retired from photography, helps run his wife Amy’s Marriage and Family Therapy Practice, and coaches 7th Grade Baseball at Unami Middle School.

Jean Mckenna

Doylestown Photo Club
Since 2014 Jean McKenna has served as the Treasurer/Membership for the Doylestown Photo Club. Jean had four photos published in the coffee table book “Asbury Arboretum – History and Nature in the Heart of Germantown,” and participated in a 365 day project showcasing her photographs of Peace Valley Park and Nature Center. She has been honored to receive awards from several local contests and exhibits and sells her photography with her photo club annually at the Doylestown Arts Festival.

Deb Dyer

Owner/Operator, Tails of the Village and Total Animal
Deb Dyer has been in the pet product business for 50 years. Owns and operates two unique pet themed boutique stores in Peddler’s Village, Tails of the Village and The Total Animal. She has helped many artists create and develop some of the best pet products in the industry and supports numerous Animal Rescue and Wildlife Preservation efforts from local partnerships to international causes. tailsofthevillage.com

Cindy Kelly

Director of Communications and Development – Bucks County SPCA
Cindy is responsible for stewarding the 111-year-old agency’s reputation, expanding awareness of its evolving services to people and pets, and eliciting community support to help save more lives. Her team photographs thousands of pets each year with the goal of capturing each pet’s unique personality. The BCSPCA knows the power of a great photo can help pets get adopted more quickly.

Header photos: Pixabay | Cucu Petronela, Franz W., StockSnap, Thorsten Blank, rihaij, Rebecca Scholz, StormmillaGirl