Earlier this summer, the Central Park Conservancy opened up a contest for dog owners to submit photos of their furry friends posing and romping around in Central Park for a chance of being featured in the 2019 Central Bark calendar, which highlights the most adorable canines in some of the most iconic New York locations. Winners will receive bragging rights, a copy of the Central Bark calendar, and a free Gardener-level Membership to the Central Park Conservancy. The top contenders have been chosen and now you can vote here for your favorites, up to 13. Trust us, these dogs are super cute and all of them look ready for the spotlight- good luck choosing your favorites!

Take a look at some of the contenders:

Queen Lillian against the backdrop of the NYC skyline; photo courtesy Central Park Conservancy

Tequila on the John Lennon memorial; photo courtesy Central Park Conservancy

The Central Park Conservancy is a nonprofit organization devoted to making improvements and preserving Central Park for future generations. The organization’s goal is to “develop respect and and responsibility for urban parks”, thus utilizing resources and programs, like Central Bark, to foster excitement and enjoyment in park-goers, both locals and visitors. Check out the Instagram hashtag #dogsofcentralpark for more cuteness.

Next, check out the Top 10 Secrets of Central Park and the Top 10 Dog Parks in NYC