Contest! Petful’s 7th Annual Halloween Costume Contest

Win some BOO-ty for your favorite animal shelter or rescue. Enter your pet in Petful's 2017 Halloween Photo Contest.

It’s October once again, and you know what that means — it’s time to submit your pets’ photo for our annual Halloween costume contest.

Every year we look forward to this event and couldn’t be more excited to see all the costumes and creativity we know are coming our way. Previous winners have included a box of Boston terrier crayons, retriever magicians and even a pig dressed as an Ewok.

How It Works

Pick out a costume and backdrop or theme for your pets, get ’em dressed, and snap a picture to enter into our contest. There are 4 prize levels: the Grand Prize and 3 more awards in Dogs, Cats and Other Pets categories.


Grand Prize

The Grand Prize will be chosen solely by Petful’s official panel of judges.

The Grand Prize includes:

  • $1,000 donation to the registered 501(c)3 nonprofit animal rescue or shelter of the winner’s choice
  • Featured article here on Petful about the nonprofit
  • $100 cash award

People’s Choice Awards: Dogs, Cats and Other Pets

These 3 awards will be chosen according to most votes received on the contest page on Facebook.

All 3 People’s Choice Award winners get:

  • $275 donation to the registered 501(c)3 nonprofit animal rescue or shelter of each winner’s choice
  • Featured articles on Petful about those charities

How to Enter

Enter your pet’s Halloween costume contest picture by submitting it through the app on our Facebook page. Submissions are being accepted now through Oct. 24, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EST.


The official Petful judging panel will get to work starting Oct. 25, 2017, to select a Grand Prize winner. Judging criteria include clarity, composition, creativity, color and quality. Meanwhile, People’s Choice voting will also begin Oct. 25, 2017, on the contest app on our Facebook page and will end Oct. 30, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EST. All winners will be announced on Halloween, Oct. 31, 2017. Good luck!

Last year’s Grand Prize winner: Lola B. Boston as Oscar the Grouch.
Contest Rules: Only 1 image per person allowed. Images must be original and the property of the entrant; submissions must be made via the contest app on Petful's Facebook page and must include the animal's name, entrant's name, city, state and contact information. By submitting the photograph to Petful, you agree to Petful's use of the image in any media as well as hold Petful harmless as a result of the contest. Entry into the contest does not guarantee winning a prize. Submissions received after the submission deadline will not be honored. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited and subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Winners agree to allow Petful to use and/or publicize their name, pet's name, location (city, state) and photograph entry at Petful's discretion. Participants under 18 must have their parent or legal guardian complete the submission on their behalf. Winners will be notified via email and must reply within 1 week with their chosen charity information and/or shipping address to claim the prize; after 1 week, Petful reserves the right to provide the prize to the next highest-ranked submission. Petful reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to delete any entry or cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest should virus, bug, nonauthorized human intervention, fraud or other cause beyond Petful’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the contest. In such case, Petful may select the winner from all eligible entries received before or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Petful. Contest rules subject to change at any time. Last updated Oct. 2, 2017.


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