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6th Annual Rags to Riches Photo Contest (2014)

Page 1 US & Canada and Access to Page 1 of Other International Division

Produced and Sponsored by Double K Industries

Contest Now Open - View Entries Below
To Enter Contest: Go to Double K Site -
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Contest Closes to Entries May 10, 2014

The GroomerTALK™ Message Board is your best source for current information on active or upcoming Rags to Riches Contests or visit the Double K Industries website. Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes are awarded each year. The contest welcomes groomers worldwide.

Our Judges for 2014

Jodi Murphy Melissa Verplank Christina Pawlosky

Jodi Murphy - Celebrity Judge

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Jodi Murphy is a two-time Master Pet Stylist, a NCMG (National Certified Master Groomer) through the National Dog Groomers Association of America as well as MPS Meritus (Master Pet Stylist Meritus) through the International Society of Canine Cosmetology. She is a multiple Best All Around and Best in Show competitor.

These titles allow Jodi to certify groomers to their master pet stylist status throughout the USA. She was a GroomTeam USA team member for four years and ranked within the top four pet stylist of the United States.

Jodi has become a leading publisher of instructional DVDs, a supplier of select grooming products and tools, and a fashionable line of professional groomer apparel. See web site links above.

Melissa Verplank - Celebrity Judge

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Melissa Verplank is a Certified Master Stylist with over 30 years experience in the professional pet grooming industry. She operates three pet related companies, a luxury boarding facility called Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa and two companies that are involved with educating the professional pet groomer and stylist; The Paragon School of Pet Grooming, Inc.

She publishes instructional grooming books and DVDs as well as a streaming instructional video website. She also sells select grooming supplies. See web site links above.

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National Training Manager, Oster® Professional Products

• Multiple Best All Around Groomer and Best Groomed Dog in Show winner
• World Poodle Groomer 1993 and 1995
• International Groomer of the Year in 1994
• Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award for Groomer of the year 1993, Congeniality 1994, and Judge of the year 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006
• Also nominated for some of these same awards in 2004, 2005 and 2006
• Eagle Award from Groom and Board Magazine 1994,
• Voted Groomer of the Decade by New England Pet Grooming Professionals 2001
• Member of the USA Groom team 1993-1995,
• Oster International Invitational Tournament of Champions 1995 (Which was the win that I retired from competitive grooming)
• Awards of Merit at Westminster Dog Show
eGroomer Articles:
German Trim on a Standard Poodle, January - March 2013 Issue, see


Entries Start Here

Page 1 of US & Canada Entries 1 to 50

Go to International Division Entries


US & Canada Contest Entries 1 to 50





Groomer Names Shown When Judging is Over
1 Libby, Massachusetts View
2 Jack, Michigan View
3 Layla, Rhode Island View
4 Meg, Alabama View
5 Maddy, Pennsylvania View
6 Mickey, Ohio View
7 Precious, Texas View
8 Frenchie, Georgia View
9 Milli, Alabama View
10 Banjo, Alabama View
11 Claire, Ohio View
12 Millie, Arizona View
13 Ianto, Pennsylvania View
14 Kimberly, Oklahoma View
15 Sweetie, Pennsylvania View
16 ChiChi, Pennsylvania View
17 Zoey, Tennessee View
18 Abbey, Oregon View
19 Angus, Oregon View
20 Pippa, North Carolina View


Star, Texas View

End of Page 1 of US & Canada Entries 1 to 50

Go to International Division Entries



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