What is Barkology?

This year Photobat has been photographing Kids and their Dog’s to raise funds for The Kid’s Cancer Project, raising $3000 so far. Images from each session are being collected into a book that celebrates the connection kids have with their childhood pets.


Our designer has selected some of the images that will be best suited to the book cover and mocked a design, and we are giving YOU the opportunity to vote for your favourite! The design with the most votes will be THE COVER for our first Barkology book!!! As a special bonus, the lucky family with the most votes will have a spread in the book and also the cover! We will also gift that lucky family an extra copy of the book!

Plus, for taking the time to vote for your favourite cover, you could win a $470 Photobat Family Portrait Experience for your own family! 

Voting is open to everyone, but you can only enter once!

Review our awesome kids and dog cover designs below and click to select your favourite, fill in your info and then scroll down to complete the voting form.

How to get an EXTRA VOTE.

If you donate $5 or more to The Kids Cancer Project via our My Cause page during the voting period (24-30th August 2023, we will add an extra vote to the cover you choose.

We have already donated over $3000 to the Kids Cancer Project through this project but are still a little short of our goal, so we need your help!

The Kids Cancer Project’s vision is to see a one hundred per cent survival rate for children with cancer while eradicating the harmful impacts treatment can bring. 

Head over to My Cause via the button below, make your donation, and then return and fill out the voting form.

Voting has now closed

Voting Terms & Conditions

  1. Only one entry per family/IP address will be accepted. An additional vote can be counted for the same baby if a donation is made to The Kids Cancer Project via the Barkology My Cause page (linked on this page) during the voting period of 24-30th August 2023. 
  2. Entrants must be over the age of 18.
  3. Entries close at 9 pm August 30th, 2023.
  4. The winner of the cover competition will be notified by phone on 31th August 2023, and announced on social media. The winner will have the chosen photograph feature as the cover of the 2023 Barkology book and will receive an additional signed copy of the book. 
  5. A small selection of voters will be chosen to receive a Photobat Portrait Experience of their own. These winners will be notified by SMS and email no later than August 1st. The $465 prize is for an outdoors Photobat Family Photography Experience (worth $165), an 8×12 matted fine art print (worth $185) and $100 credit towards photographic artwork. Prize packages must be used by 30 November 2023. 
  6. Prizes may not be substituted for any other product or service (such as a wedding photography package) or used in conjunction with any other promotion, gift certificate or discount, and are not redeemable for cash.
  7. By entering this competition, you agree to be added to our mailing list to be kept up to date with lots of fun things we have going on, as well as some pretty cool photos. We promise never to spam you, and of course, you can unsubscribe any time.