THE PHOTO ENTRY PHASE OF THE 7th ANNUAL CUTEST PET CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

Voting is now closed. Stay tuned for results…

Contest Rules

WHO MAY ENTER

Members of Congress, their staff and committee staff working on Capitol Hill.

HOW TO ENTER

  • Complete the Pet Contest entry form at www.healthyanimals.org
  • Upload one photo of your pet
  • Photo must be submitted by Friday, September 11, 5 PM EDT

Form submission to also include…

  • Photo (multiple pets in a single photo will not be considered)
  • Name of Pet
  • Pet Category
  • Twitter Handle
  • Your Name
  • Your Office
  • Your Email
  • Your Office’s Twitter Handle

JUDGING

Each photo submitted by the deadline will be judged by a pre-selected panel of judges. Only the pet’s photo, a registration number and the pet’s name are visible to the judges. Within a predetermined deadline, judges provide a “cute” score (1 to 5, 5 being cutest) to each photo. The scores provided by each judge are then added together for each pet to provide a total score. The five pets in the category (Dog, Cat, or Exotic) with the highest total scores will move on to the next round. Photos will be uploaded to the HealthyAnimals.org pet contest page for a public vote and this vote will determine the “Cutest Pet on Capitol Hill” in each category.

PUBLIC VOTING

Photos of top five finalists of each Pet Party (Dog, Cat, Exotic) will be uploaded to HealthyAnimals.org. Fans of the page will be able to vote on their favorite finalists starting at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 17, 2015 until 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 24, 2015. The pet in each party that receives the highest number of votes will win for its selected category.

ANNOUNCING WINNERS

For the 2015 contest, we will announce the winners during the first 15 minutes of the Pet Night on Capitol Hill reception on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Additional announcements will also be shared on Facebook, Twitter, and on this site.

PERMISSIONS

By submitting a photo, you grant us permission to post the image and pet’s name on social media sites, and if a winner, your name and office. Image may be edited to fit in promotional material and/or on posters.

2014 Winners

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