2022 Search for a Superstar Calendar & Diary Competition has opened early!

2022 Search for a Superstar Calendar & Diary Competition is now on.


Those of you who follow this annual competition might be thinking, hang on a minute, she’s only just announced the 2021 winners. If you are, then snap! I feel exactly that way too. However, I’m starting a good two months earlier this year because not only has the normal timetable been ripped up by the pandemic but the added joy of four children home learning means solitude and creativity are non-existent and I can no longer take a working day for granted.

About the Project.

If you are new to this project, then in a nutshell, every year for the last ten years or so I produce original artwork of your pets from photos for my calendar and diary offerings.

The Search for a Superstar project has grown into a heart and soul labour of love. From start to finish there is approximately 350 hours of scrolling, reading, selecting, drawing, painting, failing, succeeding, writing, emailing, formatting, scanning and proof-reading.

Oh and biscuit eating, lots of biscuit eating, a ginger nut is essential to the creative process!

How to enter?

Email any number of dog or cat photos to studio@thelittledog.co.uk.

Emailing is best as it’s easier to contact you should your furry one turn out to be a chosen one!

Action poses, photos full of personality and lots of detail are all big pluses.

This is one project where waxing lyrical about your gorgeous one will never be met by a stifled yawn. The more you tell me greatly helps that random spark of inspiration which leads to a “Yes, your furry one is a calendar or diary superstar!”

Your entries can be past or present and previous Superstar winners are more than welcome to attempt to regain their calendar month title.

Due to the popularity of this competition, responding in person to each individual email can prove difficult. Anna posts project updates via the news section on this website and on our Little Dog Facebook and Instagram pages  but she will try her very best to respond to those who would like an acknowledgement that their email has been received.

Prize Details

And in return for your efforts, you will receive 2 complimentary copies of the 2022 calendar or diary your pet appears in plus a bespoke limited edition print.

In addition, you will also receive complimentary samples of any product the design might subsequently appear on. These may include greeting cards, mint tins, coasters or textile gifts and you automatically become an honary member of the Little Dog’s Hall of Fame which entitles you to few discount perks too!

Below are just a few of the recent products Jabba, Casper and Yoda the Italian Spinoni aka Masters December 2021 have appeared on.


The closing date for entries is the 21st of March.

Email all submissions to studio@thelittledog.co.uk

with the subject heading Superstars 2022. 

A great big THANK YOU in advance and good luck!

From me,

Anna Danielle


P.s  If you are new to all things “the little dog laughed” then here are this year’s diaries and an example of the calendar page layouts.


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