I managed to catch up with the last few months' worth of contests, so I only have this week's to cover now. The theme was "beagles." (Since the most recent winner of the big dog show was a beagle.)
I was inspired by this diagram (for which I can't find the original source) showing all the different possible colorations for beagles. I'm pretty happy with how the doggy facial expression came out.
As usual, this came in right in the middle of the competition. My favorites were the trotting beagles, tessellated beagles, and batik-style paw prints.