Announcing a Junior Essay Contest!

GCGRC is offering a 2021 Junior Essay Contest to Golden Retriever owners/handlers who reside in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The essay subject will focus on what the junior participant/leader has learned from their dog handling experiences and what they have given back to the community and will have a $3000 grand prize.


The future of our sport is very important to us and it lies in the hands of our Junior participants. For this reason, GCGRC is going all in for Juniors this year, hosting an essay contest where the grand prize is $3000! 

The theme of the essay is “What have you learned with your Golden Retriever, how have you given back to the community, and how will these experiences be used in the future” and is open to Juniors that are 14-18 years old in the states of Ohio and all abutting states.


Submissions will be accepted beginning August 1, 2021 and entries must be submitted by October 3, 2021. Entries will only be accepted through our on-line form. 

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