Tuesday, May 20, 2008

3rd Annual Pet Photo Contest

Back by popular demand, it’s the Ligonier Valley Library’s 3rd Annual Pet Photo Contest, sponsored by Dr. Henry Croft of Loyalhanna Veterinary Clinic! This year, enter your pet’s picture and have a chance to win the grand prize of a digital camera and a picture in the Ligonier Echo.

Last year, patrons spent hours oohing and aahing over all the cute pets in the Ligonier Valley and voting for their favorites. Don’t miss this year’s chance to show off your pet and maybe win a prize for cutest pet in the valley.

Prizes will be awarded in four categories: Dogs, Cats, Pocket Pets and Farm Animals. The category of “Pocket Pets” may include gerbils, hamsters…even tarantulas! Plenty of people have unusual animals in their lives and we want to see all those pictures and give them an equal chance to win. So many goats and horses were entered in last year’s show that we added the category of Farm Animals just for them.

This year, a panel of judges will pick the grand prize winner of a digital camera. The other categories will be voted on by patrons. The first place prize in each category will be a $25 Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce gift certificate. Dr. Henry Croft of Loyalhanna Veterinary Clinic has generously provided funding for all the prizes in the Pet Photo Contest.

The rules for the contest are as follows: 1. One picture per pet. 2. Five pictures per person. 3. Photographs will NOT be returned. 4. Entries will be accepted until Saturday, July 19. 5. Judging will take place between July 21 and Aug. 1, 2008 6. All photographs must be entered in one of four categories: Dog, Cat, Pocket Pet, or Farm Animal. 7. Pictures must be 5 x 7 or smaller. 8. Pictures can not be the same ones entered in previous years.

The library will be accepting photographs June 2 and continue until Saturday, July 19. Photos will not be returned so make sure to have extra copies to keep! We can’t wait to see this year’s pets!

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