Here are a few of the dogs submitted in our 2018 contest.
ABOUT THE CONTEST
For our fourth annual Cutest Dog Contest, we are offering two chances to win! In addition to a photo contest, we’re offering a video category this year. All canine entrants must reside (at least part-time) in the Grand Strand. You may submit just a photo, just a video, or one of each. No more than one entry in each category (photo and video) per dog will be accepted.
The Cutest Dog Contest welcomes accomplished shutterbugs (or those aspiring to be) to enter their best canine photos. It can be a striking portrait, an image of your dog with his best friend (that’d surely be you!), or an action shot—creativity, quality, and originality are the only parameters.
The Cutest Dog Contest is a chance to share your pup’s funniest or finest moment caught on film. Videos should be short (1 minute or less). (mov, mp4) files accepted
Finalists will appear in the June-July issue of Grand Strand Magazine and it’s up to the public to decide who wins. Online voting will be held May 21 through June 16, and the winners will be announced in the August-September issue. Prizes will be awarded to the Cutest Dog Winner in each category.
Grand Strand Magazine Cutest Dog Contest
How To Enter: The contest begins on March 1, 2019 and ends at 12 a.m. EST on April 15, 2019. To enter, fill out the online form and upload a digital photo or video of your dog. You may submit just a photo, just a video, or one of each. No more than one entry in each category (photo and video) per dog will be accepted.
Open to dogs and pet owners living either full or part-time in Horry or Georgetown counties in South Carolina, or Brunswick County in North Carolina. Entrant must have the legal right and ability to give permission for Grand Strand Magazine to use the photo or video of his/her dog and/or must have secured, prior to entry, the written permission of any person and/or dog owner other than entrant.
Finalists agree to allow their dog’s photo to run in print and will agree not to use the photo for any other promotion or commercial purpose throughout 2019.
Winner Selection and Criteria:
The Finalists’ photos and videos will appear in the June-July issue of Grand Strand Magazine, and will be selected by a panel of judges from Grand Strand Magazine. Finalists will be notified in May. The Winner will be determined by the general public through online voting in May and June, and the Winner will be announced in the August-September issue of Grand Strand Magazine. Winning photos and videos will be judged on the following criteria:
Photo must be original, unpublished, and not copyrighted.
Finalists’ photos will be selected based on originality, creativity, and quality.
Finalists’ videos will be selected based on how funny it is or how well it captures a shining moment.
Photo and/or video must have been taken of a dog that resides (either full or part-time) in Horry or Georgetown counties in South Carolina, or Brunswick County in North Carolina.
Photo and/or video must fit the size criteria listed at the point of entry.
Winning photo and a still shot from the winning video will run in the August-September issue of Grand Strand Magazine. In addition, the Winner in each category will receive a prize package.
RELEASE & LICENSE
In consideration of entering my photo or video in Grand Strand Magazine’s Cutest Dog Contest, I hereby grant to Grand Strand Magazine permission to utilize the attached digital photograph or video of my dog, me and/or others (if applicable), as well as my name and any statements (“Authorized Material”) for inclusion in print, digital, and future promotions solely regarding the Grand Strand Magazine’s Cutest Dog Contest.
With regards to Finalists, I may use my entered photo for personal use, but I will not use it for commercial purposes for the remainder of 2019, and will not enter it in any other contest until Grand Strand Magazine’s Cutest Dog Contest results are announced.
As a condition for entering in the promotion, I certify that I have the consent of all other identifiable persons, children and animals in the photo to be bound by the terms of this Release and License. I understand that Grand Strand Magazine will rely on this certification in posting or otherwise using entries for promotion prior to selecting a winner.
I hereby release and discharge Grand Strand Magazine from any and all claims and demands whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use of the Authorized Material or any reproduction thereof and waive any further claim for compensation in connection with the use of the Authorized Material. I acknowledge that the Authorized Material may be edited for length and clarity and waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product.
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