Who will win the 2015 Beautiful Bulldog Contest?
They are legendary for their patience and in the eyes of many Citadel fans and dog lovers, for their beauty. In 2014 Princess Daisy took the crown. Soon dozens of bulldogs will be primping and preening as they compete for the top spot in the 5th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest. The event will be held Saturday, March 14 at Johnson Hagood Football Stadium during The Citadel’s Corps Day weekend spring football game.
Inspired by The Citadel's beloved mascots, General Robert P. Carson and Boo X, the contest was started by The Citadel Football Association as a way to unite bulldog lovers from around the South, and raise money for the college’s mascot program which is solely funded by donations. The contest and the game are both free to attend and open to the public. The schedule for the contest is as follows:
- 11:30 Check-in at the concourse under the Home side stands
- Noon Judging
- 1:00 Complimentary lunch for dog owners sponsored by Jersey Mike's
- 1:30 Beauty pageant and winners crowned during halftime of the Blue-White spring football game
This year’s categories are Best Smiler, Best Coat and Markings, Best Physique, Best Costume, Miss Congeniality, Mr. Personality, and Most Beautiful Bulldog. Citadel Football Association sponsors the event each year and also applies some of the funds raised to its scholarship program. Dogs must be registered online in advance here in order to compete. The registration fee is $50 and the event is limited to 40 bulldogs. Check in begins at 11:20 and the full schedule is here.