pets-adviser-hallo-cover-2015-fbUPDATE: The contest is over, and we have announced the winners here. All of the action took place on our Facebook page.

One Grand Prize winner was chosen by an official panel of judges. The Grand Prize is a $1,000 donation to the animal shelter or rescue of the winner’s choice — plus $100 to the winner herself.

Separately, voting decided People’s Choice winners in 3 distinct categories: Dog, Cat, and Other Pet. Those will each net a $275 donation. (Full winners list here.)


Before we get into the prize details, we’d like to share some interesting numbers from this year’s contest.

We had a record-breaking number of entries this year — well over 200 in all. We are humbled by the interest in this contest!

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To all of you who took the time to enter and vote, we say, “Thank you so much!”

Contest Prizes

grand-prizeGrand Prize (1)

All accepted photos (“valid entries”) were eligible to win the Grand Prize.

An official Petful panel of judges decided the Grand Prize winner based on creativity, originality, composition and overall appeal. Voting was NOT a factor for the Grand Prize.

The Grand Prize award will include the following:

  • $1,000 donation to the registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue or shelter of the winner’s choice
  • Featured article on Petful about that shelter or rescue
  • In addition, the Grand Prize winner herself will receive $100 by check or PayPal plus a Petful T-shirt
  • Winner Decided by: A Petful judging panel determined the Grand Prize winner; Facebook voting was not a factor in the Grand Prize judging.

peoples-choicePeople’s Choice Awards (3)

Three People’s Choice winners — one each from Cat, Dog, and Other Pet categories — were determined solely by voting. These 3 winners will each get:

  • $275 donation to the registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue or shelter of each winner’s choice
  • Featured article on Petful about those shelters/rescues
  • In addition, each People’s Choice winner will receive a Petful T-shirt
  • Winners Decided by: Most Facebook likes — ended Oct. 31

How to Enter

Sorry, the 2015 contest is over.

Important Dates

  • Entry period started — Monday, Oct. 19
  • Entry period ended — Sunday, Oct. 25
  • People’s Choice voting began — Monday, Oct. 26
  • People’s Choice voting ended — Saturday, Oct. 31
  • Winners announced on our website — Sunday, Nov. 1

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