Information for Contestants

Here is where we will publish useful information for contestants joining our contest. As always, please contact us if you have any specific questions.

Contest Schedule

The full contest schedule will be available for download here when it is published.

The schedule is subject to change as the contest progresses, and we'll adjust according to contest requirements as necessary.

Prior to the Contest

We will use this space for information for contestants prior to the contest.

Welcome Reception on Friday

Here is where we will give information about the welcome reception held on Friday 5 October. Come along and say hi to your fellow pups and friends!

Reporting for the Contest

Every contestant will need to report to us in person on contest day.

When you report to us in person, we will confirm your place in the contest, give you your contestant number and welcome pack, and go over the contest requirements with you then. That's also a good time to ask us anything you'd like to ask about what's coming up. We will check your identification prior to issuing your contestant number, so please bring an appropriate piece of ID: driver's licence, passport, national identity card, or UK Armed Forces identity card. We do not accept PASS cards.

Don't have a passport, or haven't held one before? Find out more about applying on the UK Government website.

On Contest Day

Please bring appropriate protective gear, which must include kneepads and some pup gear at a minimum. You are encouraged to gear up according to your personal preferences, in the material of your choice: leather, rubber, Lycra, and neoprene are all welcome, and you may come fully or minimally covered as you wish. Frontal nudity, or complete nudity, is not permitted at any time during the contest. You will have opportunity to change at the venue, prior to the start of the contest rounds.

During certain parts of the contest, you will not be allowed to wear hoods or masks. At other times, you will be allowed to. You will need to be comfortable showing your face.

There will be breaks during the contest. Use them to get something to drink or eat when you need to.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the Prize Presentation at the end, regardless of contest placement, as there are prizes available to all contestants (regardless of progression) and we cannot present a prize to one who is absent from the Prize Presentation ceremony.

Pup Handler Challenge

Here is where we will offer information about this year's Pup Handler Challenge.

Award of Prizes

Every contestant is important to us, and every contestant is acknowledged. We do not declare a contest winner. That's because ours is not a contest to find a "best pup".

We award prizes according to fixed criteria published in advance, but there are no winners or losers in the Wruff Stuff Mr Puppy UK 2019 Contest. Really. You'll all go home with something good! And you're all equally awesome in our eyes for stepping forward to compete and join the contest.

Please ensure that you collect your welcome pack upon registration, and that you are present during the Prize Presentation for any prizes you may receive. We cannot hold onto any of them for you.

Find out more about Being a Contestant.