Entires due for Sarge's Pet Photo contest

Sarge's Adoption Center
256 Industrial Park Dr., Waynesville
Cynthia Morris
Feb 28, 2014
3:00 PM

Time is running out for entries to be submitted for Sarge’s Pet Photo Contest.  Deadline is Friday, February 28. Photos, entry forms and $10 registration fee may be mailed to Sarge’s at P.O. Box 854, Waynesville, NC 28786 or brought to the Adoption Center Monday through Thursdays from 10:00am-3:00pm.  For directions, call 246-9050.

Categories for this year’s judging are Best in Show, Dog, Cat, Puppy, Kitten, Photographers under the age of 12, Sarge Rescue, Other Pet (animal other than a dog or cat), and Super Shooters (people who have previously won 1st place).

Entry forms are available on Sarge’s website (sargeandfriends.org) and at the following locations:  The Dog House, 304 N. Haywood Street in Waynesville; Mountain Dreams Reality, 3457 Soco Road in Maggie Valley; Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery, 102 N. Main Street in Waynesville; and Sarge’s Adoption Center at 256 Industrial Park Drive. They can also be found at Country Lane Animal Hospital, Canton Animal Hospital, Balsam Animal Hospital, Maple Tree Animal Hospital, Junaluska Animal Hospital and The Animal Hospital of Waynesville .

Photos must be the original work of an amateur photographer. Size should range from 4x6 to 8x10 inches.  Please do not frame or mat the photos. More than one photo can be submitted but a completed entry form and $10 fee must accompany each photo.

Electronic submissions or electronically altered photos will not be accepted.   Photos cannot be returned. Beth Brown of Beth Brown Photography will be joining Ellen Schattie to judge the entries. “When judging the photos for Sarge’s Pet Photo Contest, we look for how creative the photographer was in capturing the unique and often fun or crazy qualities of the pet. We also look for originality in composition of the image and quality in the final print.” said Brown.

Schattie, owner of Bocelli’s Italian Eatery on Haywood Street in Waynesville, will host the Awards Ceremony at Bocelli’s on Saturday, March 15. The Best in Show winner will receive a free photo sitting at Brown’s studio in Maggie Valley.  First and second place winners will receive gift certificates for Bocelli’s Italian Eatery.  First place winners will also be given prizes donated by local businesses in specially hand-crafted tote bags.

For more information visit Sarge’s website at sargeandfriends.org.