Game of Cones
A unique opportunity to show off your creativity while celebrating the joy of dogs!

Created by Lagunitas Seattle and Dirtie Dog Photography, this event will serve as a celebration of dogs and all their joy as well as help raise money for Seattle Dogs Homeless Program.

Your entry includes participation in the Game of Cones competition, a 5 minute photo session for your dog with Marika of Dirtie Dog Photography and the chance for your dog & cone to be featured in a 2020 calendar!


Want to come to the event, but don’t want to compete? That’s okay! We love a crowd ready to cheer on participants!



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Game of Cones

A hilarious way to celebrate dogs, and show off your creative decorating skills.

The Details

The event is on Thursday November 7th from 6 pm to 9 pm at Lagunitas in Ballard.

The schedule of events:

5:30 pm – The first photo session begins

6:00 pm – Howliday Preview event begins

7:30 pm – Official judging starts

8:00 pm – The Cone of Fame walk (catwalk) and introduction of entrants

8:30 pm – The crowning of the victor.

9:00 pm – That’s all folks!

There will be raffle prize drawings between 7:30 pm  and 9 pm and a “Howliday Preview” area where you can meet some of our favorite local pet-related businesses and artists and get a sneak peek at their holiday offerings. 

All proceeds from the event will be donated to Seattle Dogs Homeless Program.

​Entry includes:

Participation in the Game of Cones competition

5 minute photo session for your dog

1 digital image from your session

The possibility of being crowned the winner of the Game of Cones and being featured in a 2020 Game of Cones calendar!

Game of Cones

– You will need to purchase your own cone and decorate it prior to the event.

– Please use your best judgement in choice of decor for your cone (don’t put your dog’s safety or health in danger, please be inclusive in subject matter). 

– Please arrive before your scheduled photo session so that we can be sure to get through all the sessions before the judging begins.

– Your dog does not have to wear their cone during the event. We will have a table set up for your cone to be on display when not in use during your photo session and the Cone of Fame walk.

– The winning cone and dog will be featured on the cover of the calendar. Second and Third place winners will have their choice of month, and the rest of the calendar will be filled based on cuteness of images. 

– If you need to cancel after 12 am PST Monday November 4, 2019 or do not show up for the event on Thursday November 7, 2019, your entry fee will still be donated to Seattle Dogs Homeless Program. Cancellations before 12 am PST Monday November 4, 2019​ may be refunded minus fees or your entry may be transferred to another person. 


Any questions? You can reach Marika via email: marika@dirtiedogphotography.com


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Pets nearing the end of their journey take priority in my schedule. If you're in need of a photo session ASAP, let's get you to the front of the line.