Top-Dog Contest

Beachwood Residents: Your dog could be Beachwood's People's Choice Top Dog!

Logo for Barkwood Dog Park with a drawing of a happy black and white dog in a park 

In anticipation of the opening of our first-ever dog park, Barkwood, the City of Beachwood invites you to submit your dog’s name, a photo and 10-word description of what makes them Beachwood’s “Top Dog” to our Facebook page. Winner receives bragging rights and a free entry keyfob to Barkwood, a $25 value, good from one year from the issue date.


  • “Like” the Facebook page @BeachwoodOH ( to be eligible
  • Post a comment to the “Top Dog” contest post. Your post must include:
  • Your dog’s name
  • Your dog’s photo (high resolution)
  • 10 words about why your dog should be named Beachwood’s Top Dog
  • Comments must be posted before 11:59 PM on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Incomplete or late entries will be deleted.

Voting: The dog that gets the most “Likes” on their picture comment between now and Friday, Sept. 13 at noon will win the title of Beachwood People’s Choice Top Dog.

Winners will be notified via Facebook Messenger.

Contest Rules & Eligibility: 

  • Dogs and their owners must be Beachwood residents to be eligible to enter. Animals besides dogs are not eligible.
  • Photos must be a higher resolution than 1MB
  • Photos may not be significantly altered using filters
  • Only one entry per Facebook account
  • Only one dog per photo
  • The winning dog must be eligible for entry into Barkwood. This means that they must be up-to-date on vaccinations and other requirements.
  • Any photos displaying a recognizable face must obtain that person’s permission to use their likeness.
  • Dogs belonging to employees or elected officials of the City of Beachwood and their families are not eligible to enter.
  • All submissions become the property of the City of Beachwood.  Submitted photos may be used by the City in print and social media channels. Photographers will be credited whenever possible. Entries that do not follow these rules and eligibility statements may be deleted.
  • Winning dog will make a Top Dog appearance at the Grand Opening of Barkwood on September 22, 2019.
  • There is no Beachwood Top Cat contest because every cat is perfect in their own mind, and to suggest otherwise would be unwise for all involved.