Hot Dogs Cool Cats Pet Photo Contest
 A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL THAT PARTICIPATED AND FUNDRAISED FOR THE 9TH ANNUAL PET PHOTO CONTEST. YOUR SUPPORT RAISED OVER $10,000 FOR THE ANIMALS AT CCHS.
WHO WILL CLAIM THE TITLE IN 2018?!

TOP 23 WINNERS
1. Joella 
2. Nacchan
3. Oreo
4. Layla
5. Bebee
6. Gus
7. Rowdy Busch
8. Xander
9. Mr. Banderson
10. Maxwell
11. Natsu
12. Cherry
13. Bailey
14. Willow
15. Milo
16. Fiona
17. Miss Mia
18. Lucy
19. Bubba
20. Princess Dee, Bella Rosa, Scrubby
21. The Gang of Eight
22. "Unknown"
23. Diego & Ghost

Is your pooch the Ace of Spades, your kitty the Queen of Hearts, or perhaps your ferret the joker in the pack? Now is your chance to ante up and show us your fur babies’ best poker face! The 23 photos with the most votes will appear on at least 2 cards in a deck of playing cards, with the top 4 vote-getters appearing on a face card (all 4 suits) of their choice. All winners will receive (1) deck of playing cards. The photo with the most votes will also be featured on the outside of the box!  Entering is FREE, however each vote is $1.00, with a minimum of 5 votes. 

The contest will allow participants to upload digital photos of their beloved companion and share a brief story with the world about their pet.

The contest will award prizes to entrants whose pictures and accompanying narratives are voted to be the best by the viewers through donation voting.  Beginning January 1st at 12:00 a.m. click on this link to the pet photo contest, upload your photo, add your contact info and your comments then vote, vote, vote!

All proceeds will be applied to the cost of caring for the homeless and neglected pets awaiting adoption at the Chautauqua County Humane Society in Jamestown, New York.

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Contest Rules

The contest will award prizes to entrants whose pictures and accompanying narratives are voted to be the best by the viewers through donation voting.  Beginning January 1st at 12:00 a.m. log on to www.spcapets.com, click on the link to the pet photo contest, upload your photo, and add your contact info and your comments then vote, vote, vote!

The top 23 winning entrants will have their pet's photo displayed on a playing card (54 cards to a deck, including two jokers.) website, www.spcapets.com.

    • The entrant with the most votes will have their entry image and pet's name featured on a face card of their choice (4 Kings, 4 Queens, 4 Jacks, or 4 Aces). The printed decks will be a 54 card, standard poker-size 2.5'' x 3.5'' deck. Winner will also have pets photo on front of card box.
    • The entrants in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place will have their entry image and pet's name featured on a face card of their choice (4 Kings, 4 Queens, 4 Jacks, or 4 Aces), given it has not already been reserved by an entrant ranking higher. First place gets first choice, second place gets second choice, third place gets third choice, and fourth place gets fourth choice.
    • The next 19 winning entrants will have their entry image and pet’s name featured throughout the deck. (2 cards each, including Jokers.)

Top 23 entrants will win a deck of cards. Additional decks will be for sale at The Chautauqua County Humane Society. All proceeds will be applied to the cost of caring for the homeless and neglected pets awaiting adoption at the Chautauqua County Humane Society in Jamestown, New York.

THE BASICS: ENTERING PHOTOS & VOTES

  • Submit your pet's photo for FREE beginning on January 1, 2017.
  • Photos are displayed on the website for voting until 9:59:59 PM (EST), January 31, 2017. Voting closes at 9:59:59 PM (EST) that day.
  • Photos may contain more than one pet.
  • You may enter as many photos as you want, however keep in mind that friends and family votes add up, so spreading those votes among multiple entries limits your chances of winning.
  •  All submitted photos are subject to review and approval by CCHS before the entry becomes visible.
  • All submitted photos become the property of CCHS to be used at their discretion for any and all marketing purposes.
  • We will be accepting entries and donation votes through 9:59:59 PM (EST), January 31, 2016. Voting closes at 9:59:59 PM (EST) that day.

VOTING

  • Each $1 donation counts as one (1) vote. There is a $5.00 minimum vote per credit card transaction.
  • When you donate to vote, you will receive a "bank" of votes that then need to be applied to the entries you wish to vote for. You can place all votes on one entry, or place them on multiple entries.
  • All donations from voting are non-­refundable. Entries and donations must be made via the online contest page. Contest payments online are through a secure site.
  • You can email links to family/friends to encourage voting for your pet's photo.
  • On your pet's public page, there is a "share" button that allows you to share your entry through Facebook and other social networking sites.
  • All donations are non-refundable.
  • The CCHS is a 501(c) (3) organization. Donations are tax deductible.
  • The email acknowledgment reply to your online donation serves completely as your tax receipt.
  • Mailed paper tax acknowledgements must be requested specifically by emailing to bpapalia@spcapets.com
  • Important: if your submission is low resolution or poor quality, your image may be excluded or you may be asked for a better quality image. To qualify, photo entries must be available in color, of horizontal (landscape) orientation, high resolution and able to be printed at a size of 8.5” x 11” without significant loss of quality.

PRIZES

The top 23 winning entrants will have their pet's photo displayed on the official CCHS Deck of Cards and on the contest link on our website, www.spcapets.com.

Winner will receive;

  • The coveted title "CCHS 2016 Pet of the Year.”
  • Their pet's name featured on a face card of their choice (4 Kings, 4 Queens, 4 Jacks, or 4 Aces). The printed decks will be a 54 card, standard poker-size 2.5'' x 3.5'' deck.
  • Their pet’s photo on the outside cover of the card box.
  • Panebianco Photography Pet Photo Session with 16x20 Canvas Print (for one winning pet.)
  • 2 decks of cards.
  • $100 Visa Gift Card

The entrants in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place will receive;

  • Their pet’s entry image and name featured on a face card of their choice (4 Kings, 4 Queens, 4 Jacks, or 4 Aces), given it has not already been reserved by an entrant ranking higher. First place gets first choice, second place gets second choice, third place gets third choice, and fourth place gets fourth choice.
  • 1 deck of cards.
  • 2nd place will receive $75 Visa Gift Card, 3rd place will receive $50 Visa Gift Card, 4th place will receive $25 Visa Gift Card. 

The next 19 winning entrants will receive;

  • Their pet’s entry image and name featured throughout the deck. (2 cards each, including Jokers.)
  • 1 deck of cards.

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