Saturday, May 28, 2011

Announcing a "Patriotic Pets" Photo Contest!

It's "pawty" time again! And what better way to kick-off the Memorial Day weekend?! The FiveSibes had such a fun time with all their furpals at the Cinco de Mayo pet pawty, that they want to do it again! This time, the FiveSibes are gettin' on their red, white & blue in honor of America's Independence Day - July 4th! To celebrate, we are hosting a "Patriotic Pets" Photo Contest, and are looking for all of our furpals, far and near, to join in the festivities by donning some patriotic colored clothing, backgrounds, accessories, etc., then Email the pictures to be: 1) selected for some cool prizes, and 2) be included in a slideshow that will be posted on July 4th along with the names of the winners!

To join in the festivities and enter the contest, all you have to do is:
  1. If you're not already, become a follower of the FiveSibes blog and leave me a comment to let me know you are and that you want to be in the photo contest;
  2. "Like" the FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews Facebook page, and leave a comment there letting me know you are entering the contest; and
  3. Follow us on Twitter @FiveSibesMom and let me know you're sending a pic; then
  4. Email your pet's photo, his/her/their name, and include a blog or website if you would like. Send pics, with the subject line of "Photo Contest," to FiveSibes(at)gmail(dot)com  by:
12 Midnight EST on June 25th.
Photos will be selected (anonymously) based on creativity, photographic style, visual effectiveness (beauty, cuteness, patriotic colors, etc.) and quality by a volunteer panel of experts, including photographers, artists, graphic designers, and animal experts. Then check back on July 4th to see your furbaby's patriotic pic in the festive slideshow and check to see if your pet's photo won a prize! Winners can then Email me their the address to where they want their prizes sent to. 

Lots of luck to all entrants! What a fun way to spend the holiday together!

The latest pawsome prize is a 
 "Bark-B-Que" gift basket from Pawty Animals! 

Basket will contain:
A Paw-ty Animals Yappy Meal, including a T-Bone Steak, Sweet Potato Fries, and ready for this...a Bowser Beer! Also some lucky pup will get a dessert, a surprise, and a package of Paw-ty Animal shaped cookies! And a very special offer just for those followers of the FiveSibes blog from Pawty Animals - pretzles AND a Dog Parties book by Arden Moore...all wrapped up in red, white, and blue!

Other top prizes include:

"Paw Hide" Game by Kyjen donated by (the game was reviewed by the FiveSibes in an earlier blog!)  

An adorable custom designed ornament of your pet from The Magic Sleigh! 

    Ceramic Canine Treat Jar purchased & donated by FiveSibesMom

    And even more prizes...
      Stuffed Squeaky Cow purchased from Petsmart & donated by FiveSibesMom
        Small Tiki Chew Toy purchased from Petsmart & donated by FiveSibesMom

        Some lucky pups could win a Chew "cupcake," Squeaker ball, Red "fuzzy" bone, Squeaker Stack, or  Snoopy dish, and for feline friends, catnip & a cat toy; donated by FiveSibesMom 

         A package of three patriotic tennis balls! Donated by FiveSibesMom

          A human "paw"dicure set for the Grand Prize winner's Hu-Mom, donated by a MaryKay rep

            So what are you waiting for? Spread the word to all your friends! Feel free to share the button below on your blog with a link to the URL for this blog entry announcing this contest.

            Now go call your furkids, get creative, and start clickin' away on some patriotic pet pics!

            Oh...and don't forget to send us some pics of your pup enjoying his/her prize!!! We will post here and on the FiveSibes Facebook page!


            1. Woofs! What a pawsome contest! And if the fun I had at your Cinco de Mayo pawty is any indication, this pawty-contest will be a blast (and not just from fireworks!)!

              What a great selection of prizes. You pups have excellent taste! I so want that Paw Hide game!! I am going to have a sit down with my human to come up with a great Patriotic photo of myself. Fun times!


            2. Awesome contests (I think every husky is beautiful and should automatically win - Dutchy)

              Thank you for letting us see these great pictures!

              Stopping by on today's blog hop - go see my video today called "The Bad Dog Blues." Love to have your comments!

            3. Another fun contest - we will paw at the Momster to see what we can do. Happy Weekend!!!

              Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

            4. That sounds like a great contest!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

            5. Hi Guys,

              That looks like a fun competition, I'm off to go and see what I can come up with! :)

              Have a fun weekend,

              Your pal Snoopy :)

            6. Thanks for letting me know! Fun! We're a happy follower already, and we'll send in our photo! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

            7. This sounds like a SUPER FUN contest. I will start working on my costume!

              Your pal, Pip

            8. Thank you for visiting a leaving your kind words behind. They help.

              Essex & Dog Dad

            9. This sounds like a fun contest and Winston would love to enter!

            10. Okay, we just emailed you ours. We already follow you on Twitter and just liked you on Facebook. :)

            11. Email on it's way! sounds like fun, good luck everyone!

            12. Great idea fur a contest - that twill be a wonderful slide show! We'll plan to enter fur sure.

              Happy MooMorial Day!
              Moo & Jack

            13. Sounds like fun! I'm following your blog, FB page and my mommy's following you with her Twitter (sent in email). I'm sending a couple of pics via email. :)

              Happy Saturday woofs & hugs!


            14. OOOH what a fun contest! I am from Malaysia so am I still eligible to take part?

            15. Well it took me a minute to figure it out but I'm now following this blog, following on FB and twitter and have emailed photos for the contest.