Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Howl-o-ween! Photo Contest Winners & a Global Pets on Parade Slideshow to Celebrate!

Wooo! and Booooo! Happy Halloween!!! All the entries into our very first "Let's All Scream for Howl-o-ween" Autumn photo contest were just, in a word, pawsome! Wow, the entries were so creative, funny, and beautiful! I'm glad I wasn't a judge - it would be way to hard to pick. Notes from the judges praised the entries for their creativeness, spirit, humor, and composition. You are all winners in my book! Wooos to you all from the FiveSibes™! 

And let's give a big round of "a-paws" to our judges, too, for such a great job. Many thanks to:

Jessica F. - licensed vet tech
Kathleen B. - vet receptionist & pet sitter
Barb S. - graphic designer & art director
Cherie K. - graphic designer
Judy H. - photographer & family farm owner
Hendrick M. - photographer
Val L. - graphic designer & pet parent

This contest had seven overall winning photos Grand Prize to Sixth Place, with three Honorable Mention runner-ups, all who will receive certificates (suitable for framing) and ribbons. Since the runners-up were so close in votes, they too will be receiving a homemade fleece tug toy! All other entries will be receiving a Certificate of Recognition, so be sure to Email me your addresses! To view your prizes, check out our Sponsored Prizes Blog. 

And a big "Thank You" to our gift sponsors:

FiveSibes™ Paw-Tested & Hand-Crafted Toys

And...before we get to the sure to send photos of your pets with their prizes and we will post your photos here and on our community FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews Facebook page!

Overall Grand Prize Winner
"Aladdin & Phoenix" as doctor & patient in the game of Operation


First Place Prize 

 "Bailey" as the Clown

 Second Place Prize 

"Sagira" as the Pirate

Third Place Prize 

"Rubie" the Witch

Fourth Place Prize 

"Ryker" and Scary Friends

Fifth Place Prize 

"Taysia Blue" as the Witch

Sixth Place Prize 

"Jack & Moo"  as
Little Red Riding Moo & Big Bad Jack-a-Wolf

Runner Ups/Honorable Mentions:

"Demon" as Captain Sparrow of Pirates of the Caribbean

"Kitty" as Bat(Sibe) & the Joker

"Nick" as Indiana Jones

Congratulations, Winners!!!

To see all the fabulous contestants, here they are!

And here's all our entrants and furpals from across the world who stopped by to help celebrate the Autumn season in our global Pets on Parade video slideshow! Get your furpals & kids, grab some treats, and enjoy! 
Happy Halloween!

PS - I sure hope we didn't misspell any furpals' names or get your state wrong! If I did, please accept my apologies, but do let me know via Email at FiveSibes(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks and it has been tons of fun!


  1. Woof! Woof! How FUN .... Great participants and Golden Congrats!!! Happy Halloween. Have a safe FUN Howl-o-ween! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. Hey Fivesibes!
    Wow, a huge big congrats to the WINNERS!! OMD what an amazing bunch of entries. I knew this would be so great. Aladdin and Phoenix are off-the-charts cute! I loved all the entries and I really liked the sibe-o-lantern and scarecrow musher! BOL Thanks for having such a cool event. BOW WOW WOW WOW
    Happy Howloween!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  3. 4 paws up to you this is great, so many friends taking part. Happy Halloween to all of you
    Great job
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx
    Tess here I'm going to be putting up a link to this from my Tuesday Tess to show George dress's up to :)

  4. Happy Halloween!

    Stop on by for a visit

  5. I love it! Aw, the Indiana Jones is tugging at my heart. What a great slideshow!

  6. woooo high paws to everyone for this and thank you to fivesibes & mom for putting it all together, great job.

  7. hey FiveSibes,

    Congratulations to all the amazing winners! What fabulous and unique costumes! I am so sad I missed this contest, but I sure would have been up against incredibly creative pups! What fun!

    The two videos were pawsome! Now I am totally in the mood for Halloween! You pups know how the throw a party, and a contest! Super job!

    Have a great Howl-o-ween, and hope you all get lots of yummy treats!


  8. Happy Howl-A-Ween! Thanks for hosting this wonderful, creative event! Everyone looks their creepy, costumed best!

  9. Hi Fivesibes, I'm soooo excited to have won third place.......!!!!!! ........ OMD .......I have to sit down with giddyness! Wooo Hoooo!

    Such tough competition - everyone looked sooo awesome!!!

    Thanks for this event!!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

  10. Such wonderful winners all!!!

  11. Great job and a big congratulations to all the winners. Nice videos, too!

  12. You do such a great job on these video productions - loved both of them. Thanks for letting us participate and congrats to your winners - they all look fantastic!!!

    Happy Howloween to you.

    Boos and Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  13. How cute! Those are some awesome cotumes. I saw the operation one on another page and thought that was a great idea. Thank you for selecting me as 2nd place, I feel very honored with all these cute costumes and pups. Thank you for taking all the time to put this fun event together as well. You did a great job! :)

  14. So many festive pups!! Loved all the pictures, thanks fur the fun!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  15. Those are great costumes!! Congrats to all the pawsome winners and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

  16. Congrats to the winners!! They all look great. So glad, Rubie placed. I thought she made a great witch!

    Your pal, Pip

  17. Congrats to all the winners! We're honored to be the 6th place winner! We love love loved the slide show - so many great costumes & clever photos! thanks, five Sibes, for hosting this Siberific event!

    jack a-boo & miss moo-boo

  18. Wooohooo! You did a FANTASTIC job with the video as usual! Congrats to the winners!

    I hope you had a very safe and happy Halloween!! Booooo!

    Woofs & hugs, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  19. Wow! Did you get some incredible entries or what! Fantastic! Congratulations to all the contest winners! It was so fun to see ALL of the entries! What a smile maker :D

    Thanks for hosting this event FiveSibes :)

    Waggin at ya,

  20. I so enjoyed seeing all the cweative costoomes that ouw fuwwfwiends had on fow youw cool contest!
    Thank you fow doing this..I wasn't awound cause my pawents wewe apawtment hunting in anothew countwy and it also means next yeaw ,I'll have no mowe halloween (booo hooo)
    I will come and always look fow youw wondewful contest though
    smoochie kisses to all of you bootiful sibes

  21. Wow, I feel really honored to have won 4th place. I had a lot of stiff competition! Thank you so much for all the fun!!!

  22. Such great costumes!!! Some of these made me laugh out loud thinking of all the work just taking the pics must've been. Thanks for hosting this great contest! I can't wait until next year :-P

  23. Great bunch of entries!!! Nick is a great pup that lets me abuse him like this!!! Hope everyone had a great Howloween!!


  24. The video was brilliant! Great job, to all who worked on it! Congratulations to all the winners and their creative pawrents. Thanks for hosting this fun contest.

  25. You did such a nice job with the slide-show. It's fun to see animals celebrating Halloween all over the world!