Petful’s 8th Annual Halloween Costume Contest

Dozens of entrants competed for some BOO-ty for their favorite animal shelter or rescue.

Sorry, this contest is now over. It took place in October 2018 on our Facebook page, and the winners were announced here.

Prizes

Grand Prize

The Grand Prize will be chosen solely by our official panel of judges. Facebook voting does not factor in. The Grand Prize includes:

  • $1,000 donation from Petful to the registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue or shelter of the winner’s choice
  • $100 cash prize from your pals at Petful for you to spend on whatever you want
  • A high-quality 20″ x 30″ x 1.5″ canvas of one of your pet photos from CanvasHQ (U.S. winner only; valued at $136.95)
  • A gift certificate for a one-of-a-kind, 5″ x 7″ custom pet portrait from Go Gray Artwork ($42.49 value)

People’s Choice Awards (Facebook voting)

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

People’s Choice Award winner in the Dogs category gets:

  • $275 donation to the registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue or shelter of the winner’s choice
  • A high-quality 20″ x 30″ x 1.5″ canvas of one of your pet photos from CanvasHQ (U.S. winner only)
  • A package of goodies for your dog courtesy of Chewy.com — Where Pet Lovers Shop

People’s Choice Award winner in the Cats category gets:

  • $275 donation to the registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue or shelter of the winner’s choice
  • A high-quality 20″ x 30″ x 1.5″ canvas of one of your pet photos from CanvasHQ (U.S. winner only)
  • A package of goodies for your cat courtesy of Petful

People’s Choice Award winner in the Other Pets category gets:

  • $275 donation to the registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue or shelter of the winner’s choice
  • A high-quality 20″ x 30″ x 1.5″ canvas of one of your pet photos from CanvasHQ (U.S. winner only)
  • A package of goodies for your pet courtesy of Petful

Random Winners

  • In addition, 5 contest entrants will be chosen at random to receive plush spiked collars from SPIKED! by P.L.A.Y. These novelty collars are great for dogs, cats or other pets, and they are safe, fun, comfy, warm, lightweight and fuzzy. Want one of these collars now? Go to their website and use code PETFUL for 20% off!
We love these plush spiked collars from SPIKED! by P.L.A.Y.

How to Enter

Sorry, the submission period is now closed.

Judging

The official Petful judging panel began deliberating Oct. 25, 2018, to select a Grand Prize winner. Judging criteria include clarity, composition, creativity, color and quality.

Meanwhile, People’s Choice voting also began Oct. 25, 2018, on the contest app on our Facebook page and ended Oct. 30, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. All winners were announced on Halloween, Oct. 31, 2018.

We’d like to give a HUGE shoutout to our contest sponsors this year: Chewy.com, CanvasHQ, Go Gray Artwork and SPIKED! by P.L.A.Y.’s Biff the Dog. Please visit them and give them some love!

Last year’s Grand Prize–winning photo: Bugg and Louise as Pup-N-Stein and The Bride.
Contest Rules: By entering this contest, you agree to the Petful.com Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Only 1 image per person allowed. Images must be original and the property of the entrant. Pets must be in an actual costume. We also reserve the right to reject submissions of photos that we feel have been overly touched-up. 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 our 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 our discretion. Sorry, but participants under 18 are not allowed. Some contest prizes may be restricted to U.S.-based winners only. All 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, we reserve the right to provide the prize to the next highest-ranked submission. Petful also reserves the right, in our 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 our control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the contest. In such case, we may select the winner from all eligible entries received before or after (if appropriate) the action taken by us. Contest rules subject to change at any time. Last updated Oct. 24, 2018.

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