The LIFE+DOG 50
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We're excited to announce our next social media campaign, THE LIFE+DOG 50. We're looking for 50 dogs who are changing the world around them, and we're going to feature them ALL in LIFE+DOG! The contest will start on Wednesday, August 29, with voting taking place from Monday, September 3 through Wednesday, September 12. You'll be able to submit your dog at any point in the contest, but doing so between August 29 and September 3 will increase your opportunity for votes.
So, how should you prepare? Here are the requirements for submission:
1. Each entry must include a photo of their dog. The entrant MUST have access to a high-resolution version of this photo, at least 4x6 inches at 300DPI. Winning dogs will have the photo submitted appear in the magazine. All photos will appear with a photo credit. If you are submitting a professional photo, a watermark MAY appear on the photo for the contest website, however, by entering the photo you are saying you have permission to use the photo. If your dog is a winner, the photo will need to be able to appear in the pages of LIFE+DOG. These photos will have a photo credit, but printed photos cannot have a watermark. *If you do not have a high-resolution photo, you can still enter, however, to appear in the magazine if you win, you'll have to be willing to get a high resolution photo of your dog at your own expense.
2. Each entry must include a statement on HOW THEIR DOG IS CHANGING THE WORLD, up to 200 words. These stories about your dog can be whatever you like! Funny, Sweet, Touching, Serious—the sky is the limit! Is your dog a therapy dog who visits hospital? Does your dog speak up against animal abuse? Does seeing your dog's tail wag every day take your worries away? Tell us about it.
That's it! From September 3-September 12, the entries will be available for our social media followers to vote on. The top 50 dogs will automatically appear in the special double "GIVING" issue of LIFE+DOG in the Spring of 2013.
So how are things judged and WHAT CAN YOU WIN???
All entries qualify for the editor's choice prize package and editor's choice editorial feature.
All entries who reach the top 100 dogs in terms of VOTES will qualify for the LIFE+DOG 50 and to appear in the magazine. We'll select the 50 dogs who are a part of the 2013 group from these 100 top vote getters with a panel of industry judges who will select an additional 10 dogs who will receive an enhanced editorial feature within the LIFE+DOG 50 spread in the magazine. The 40 remaining dogs from the LIFE+DOG 50 will have their photo and brief story featured in print as well. Up to 50 additional runners-up to the LIFE+DOG 50 may also be included. (unless the photo does not adhere to our printing guidelines, stated above.)
Who Can Vote?
Anyone who "likes" the LIFE+DOG facebook page. People can vote for as many dogs as they like.
What Can You Win?
All members of the LIFE+DOG 50 will receive a complimentary copy of the print issue featuring their dog.
Total Value of All Prizes: $1083.43
The Fine Print:
LIFE+DOG reserves the right to disqualify an entry based on the quality of the photo not meeting printing guidelines. Official Rules will be posted prior to the contest start. Entries are open to dogs all over the world, however, most prize packages are limited to residents of the United States only. If your dog wins a top 5 spot and you do not live in the United States, you may not be able to claim any prizes that carry a monetary value, however, your dog will still be eligible to appear in the magazine. Entrants who are not part of the LIFE+DOG Facebook network can not enter, however, they can have someone else enter their dog for them who does have a Facebook account that is linked to the "LIFE AND DOG" page. Entrants may enter manually by e-mailing email@example.com, however, their entry will ONLY be considered for the editor's choice selection and prize package.
Click to the next page to read the OFFICIAL RULES of the contest. Note: This contest is not endorsed or affiliated with Facebook.