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Show us your puppy dog eyes!

Scientists have discovered that when dogs gaze into our eyes, they activate the same hormonal response that bonds us to human infants. We want to see your puppy dog eyes! Recreate this cover pose with your dog and send us your photo for the chance to be published online in Science, get your pup’s face on a (fake) Science cover, and win a Science swag bag!

How to enter:

Recreate the above cover pose and send your photos to, or post them to @sciencemagazine on Instagram and Twitter using the tag #upwardfacingdog by 27 April!

In submitting your image(s), you agree to the User Submissions terms within our Terms and Conditions, which are online here.

Selection process:

We’ll post the entries online, and a panel of Science writers (and dog owners) will select the top 10 contenders, each of whom will receive a recreated Science cover featuring their #upwardfacingdog shot! That’s not all—each top 10 pup will also be entered into a competition to win a Science swag bag. We’ll post the top 10 contenders online and let the public vote for their favorite, and the final winner will receive a variety of Science swag (puppy not included).

For more on man's best friend, see Science's latest coverage of doggy science.