The Dog Park Affiliation of Wareham (DPAW) looks to celebrate the 5th year of “Unleash the PAWsibilities” and the opening of Wareham Dog Park with art and literary contests for ages five through sixteen.

Now through August 7th, DPAW will be accepting submissions for creative work and winners from 3 age groups will receive a well-deserved prize.

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Dog Park Affiliation of Wareham’s Mission

DPAW is dedicated to developing, overseeing, and maintaining a safe, secure dog park in Wareham where people exercise and train their dogs off-leash while providing social and recreational opportunities for people as well as their dogs.

DPAW’s “Unleash the PAWsibilities” Area Youth Creative Contest is in its fifth year, celebrating the bond between people and animals through creative arts.

How to Participate in DPAW’s Unleash the PAWsibilities

The themes for 2023 are “Flip, Flop and Fly! Celebrating Creatures Great & Small” and “Who Let the Dogs Out? Wareham Dog Park is Open”. Students between the ages of five and sixteen can enter one or both contests, and everyone that enters will be entered into a prize pool raffle.  Winners from 3 age groups in the visual and literary categories will receive a trophy.

Students can hand in their submissions at the Wareham Free Library, the Gleason Family YMCA, the Onset Bay Association, and TD Bank in Wareham.

When is DPAW’s Youth Arts Contest?

The celebration will be hosted by the Gleason Family YMCA on Friday, August 18th, where the art will be proudly displayed, trophies will be awarded, and raffle prizes will be given out. The art gallery will be on display at the Wareham Post Office for the month of September.

Contest details, tips, and registration forms can be found online, and questions can be referred to

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