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Dog Halloween Photo Contest: WINNERS REVEALED!!!

Halloween is in the air and the photos Fidose of Reality received for our first ever Halloween costume contest have been paw-nomenal!!! Yours truly completely excused herself from judging duties and entrusted the judging to three dog lovers in our network of canine contacts.

Thanks to all for entering, keep following the blog and contests and watch for our Thanksgiving contest launching on Thursday, 10/20/11 with over $120 in prizes to three winners.

All Halloween winners will be contacted on Thursday, 10/20!

We proudly announce our 13 Halloween dog costume contest winners:

Grand prize winner:

Aladdin and Phoenix from Bonnie and Beth Abelew

 

Prizes:

A DVD of Disney’s Spooky Buddies movie

A membership to Pet-a-Greeting

A Petsmart Halloween costume of their choice


 

Two other top prize winners who will each get a DVD of Spooky Buddies and a membership to Pet-a-Greeting:

Charley and Rudy from Susan Cota

 

 

Darci and Nelly at the Royal Wedding from Sara of Huntsville, Alabama

 


Ten Winners Who Will Each Receive a copy of Disney’s DVD Spooky Buddies:

Scariest from Leisa Eman is Pok as Jason from Friday the 13th


Prettiest from Barbara Thomas – this is Cloe


Most original from Cheryl Engel. This is Harley, Sophie and Lexie:


 

 

Funniest from Kristin Kittle – Echo

 


Most colorful from Christine Aiello – this is Coco Bella Channel


 

Most macho from Cheryl Chaney – this is 12-years-young Petey


 

Most girlie from Joann Mercado – this is Lily as I Dream of Jeannie

 

 

 

Best homemade costume from Hilary Debow with her Mad Hatter pooch:


Most Modern/Contemporary from Jennifer McDarling. We love the take on Austin Powers with Daisy and Parker:


 

Best Celebrity Look-Alike is Rufio as Johnny Depp from Pirates of the Caribbean! From mom Kat Dunlap:


 

CONTEST CLOSED: WINNERS REVEALED 10/19 AND WATCH FOR THANKSGIVING CONTEST THIS WEEK!!!

It’s that time of year. Pumpkins and puppies. Ghosts and greyhounds. Witches and Weimaraners.

And time for the  first annual Fidose of Reality Halloween costume photo contest for prizes and fame!!!

Yours truly outdid herself last year – I think I set my own bar too high, so I am at a loss for what to dress my little goblin Dexter up as this year. Last year he was…get ready for it… dressed with boxes like Mini Wheats, Frosted Flakes, Fruit Loops, Cheerios, etc. And they had fake bloody plastic spoons and knives on them with drippings of fake blood splatter all over him,

Any guesses on what he was? Why, a “cereal” killer of course. He won first place in a contest for the local animal shelter. *insert cheesy proud dog mom grin*

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My boy, the “cereal killer”

So with that, let’s see what your dogs are dressing as this year. Or maybe you have a photo of your dog from previous years. We want to see!  We’re looking for ten categories to win PLUS three honorable mentions.

Email any photo of your dog(s) dressed in their Halloween costume. These can be pictures from this year or years past. The photos will appear on the blog.

Deadline to submit entries is 10/16/11 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Email your photos to: fidoseofreality@gmail.com. Please provide your name, city and state and your dog’s name as well as what the dog is dressed as.

When does it start and end? The contest starts now. The contest ends on  10/16/11 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Fidose of Reality staff and their families are not eligible to win.

What are we judged on? Fidose of Reality will pick thirteen winners who exemplify Halloween to the max. We’ll look for scariest, prettiest, most original, funniest, and more. In all, we’ll award thirteen prizes! Three winners will take home grand prizes!

Can my friends and family play? Sure! The more the merrier. We love to see tails wagging here at Fidose of Reality, so spread the word and make your voice heard. Enter as many photos as you’d like.

What if I win? Winners will be notified and announced on the Fidose of Reality blog in this thread no later than October 19, 2011. Winners must provide name and mailing address so we can ship you the prizes.

 

Here are is the parade of entrants:

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What are the prizes?

Top three winners will receive a gift pack valued at nearly $30 including:

A DVD of Disney’s new movie, Spooky Buddies.For a spooky good time, catch Rosebud, B-Dawg, Buddah, Budderball, and Mudbud in their all-new Halloween-themed movie! SPOOKY BUDDIES continues the overwhelmingly popular franchise that features the adorable talking puppies, with action, laughs, and fast-paced adventure. We were so thrilled to meet the director at BlogPaws recently, who is an absolute dog lover to the max and proud dad to star, Rosebud! (retail value approx. $16.99)

 

AND a membership to Pet-a-Greeting. Pet-a-Greeting allows members to create personalized greetings that feature their talking pet and then distribute them via email, Facebook and Twitter.  It’s the first site that allows you to upload photos of pets and enable them to talk ! (retail value: $9.95)

 

Ten more winners will get a copy of Disney’s DVD, Spooky Buddies!!!

 

The Grand Prize winner will also receive one Petsmart Halloween costume of your choice from this gallery: http://www.petsmart.com/family/index.jsp?f=Taxonomy%2FPET%2F3302316&categoryId=3302322&lmdn=Category&f=Taxonomy%2FPET%2F3302322&fbc=1&fbn=Taxonomy%7CCostumes&fbx=0

Retail value: $15.99 – $17.99

 

Beginning September 19, pet parents can upload a photo of their pet donning their Halloween best for a chance to appear in a national 2012 PetSmart TV commercial. This year, even more pets have a chance to win because there will be 25 finalists chosen by PetSmart judges and PetSmart’s Facebook fans.

On Halloween, PetSmart will post the 25 finalists on Facebook, and final public voting for the grand prize winner will begin and run through November 3. The winner will be announced on November 11.

The grand prize includes:
•    Appearance in 2012 PetSmart TV commercial, •    $1,000 •    Round-trip airfare to the commercial shoot for the pet, pet parent and guest; •    One-year supply of Canine GREENIES® Dental Chews or Feline GREENIES® Dental Treats

Rules and Regulations of the Contest:
No Purchase Necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Just follow the Official Rules below for all the details.
1. Can I Participate?
This contest is open to all residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia and Canada who are eighteen (18) years or older as of 09/16/11, except as provided in Paragraph 6 below.

2. How Do I Enter?
The contest begins immediately (as well as those who entered already) and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, 10/16/11.
3. What Can I Win?
See above.

4. How Do I Win?
Winners will be selected by Fidose of Reality staff within several days of contest ending. All expenses and incidentals not mentioned above are the responsibility of the winners. No substitution or transfer of prize or cash redemption is permitted, but Fidose of Reality and/or sponsors may, at its option, substitute cash value or another prize it believes is of equal or greater value. Taxes are the responsibility of each winner. Odds of winning each prize will be determined by the number of eligible entries received. All prizes will be awarded.
5. How Do I Find Out If I Won?
Prize winners will be notified by within approximately 5 days after the date of the drawing. If a potential winner declines to accept the prize, forfeits the prize, has violated any contest rule, does not respond to award notification by the date listed on notification, or is found to be ineligible, the winner will be disqualified. Winners hereby release Fidose of Reality and sponsors and its employees, affiliates, agents, and representatives from all liability and responsibility of any kind which is related in any way to the prize (including without limitation any property loss, damage, personal injury or death) and consent to the use of their names and likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Prize winners may be required to sign a Liability/Publicity Release.
6. Who Cannot Participate?
Employees of Fidose of Reality and sponsors and their immediate families, and persons living in the same household as such employees, and persons associated with Fidose of Reality and sponsor advertising and promotion agencies.
7. General Conditions.
Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia and Canada. Void where prohibited by law. This contest is subject to all applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations. By entering the contest, each entrant agrees to be bound by these rules and the decisions of Fidose of Reality and sponsors, whose decisions are final and binding in all respects.
8. How Do I Obtain a Winners List?
Winner will be announced on the blog on date indicated.
9. How Will Disputes Be Handled?
Each entrant agrees that:
A. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved by binding arbitration. If the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator, each party shall select one arbitrator and both arbitrators shall then select a third. The third arbitrator so selected shall arbitrate said dispute. The arbitration shall be governed by the rules of the American Arbitration Association then in force and effect;
B. Any and all claims, judgments, damages and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and
C. Under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages (other than actual out-of-pocket expenses), and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
D. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Fidose of Reality and sponsors in connection with this contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Pennsylvania.
10. Who Is The Sponsor Of This Contest?
This promotion is sponsored by Fidose of Realityand sponsors of prizes. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel this contest at any time and substitute another in its place.

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