APG Chesapeake is proud to announce its second annual "Bark Madness" contest: The ulti-mutt showdown between the region's most paw-pular pets.

Entrants can submit photos of their four-legged companions (dogs only please) at stardem.com/bark from July 23 until Aug. 6 for a chance at winning some grrrrreat prizes: first prize is a $250 gift card, second prize a $100 gift card and third prize a $50 gift card. The top ten finalists will also receive a commemorative plaque.

Each dog will be voted on by the public and the top dogs will be selected each week (starting Aug. 20) until there is finally a bone-a-fide winner chosen on Oct. 8.

Here's wishing all the pups the best of luck at becoming the top dog.

Visit Stardem.com/bark for a full guide to the rules and regulations.