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Postponed: Lottery for the 2020 Beautiful Bulldog Contest

Due to the Drake University COVID-19 Response, all on-campus events will be canceled starting Saturday, March 14, through Sunday, May 17. Organizers of these events can be contacted directly for more information, as some events are moving online.

The Beautiful Bulldog Contest® at Drake University is a unique trademarked event with a 40-year history. 

During the public lottery event, 39 Bulldogs will be drawn at random to compete in the 41st Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest on Sunday, April 19. Contest officials will draw 39 contestants and 10 alternates. The 40th contestant will be chosen by public voting. One significant change is that the lottery will not be a public event, but will take place as a live-streamed event on the Beautiful Bulldog Contest Facebook page. Please RSVP to the Facebook event for the lottery to receive timely updates.

Learn more on the Beautiful Bulldog Contest® website.


Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Knapp Center
2525 Forest Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

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Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Law Students, Parents, Graduate Students





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Niki Smith

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