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Welcome to Cutest Pet in the High Country Contest!

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How does the contest work?

It's easy! Snap an awesome photo of your pet and upload it on the "Submission” page. Photo submissions can be made with a $5 fee, with proceeds benefiting the Watauga Humane Society.

Once you have entered, share on Facebook and tell your family and friends to vote for your pet! Look at other people's pets, and vote for your favorite too!


You may vote online as often as you like. Minimum online vote purchase is $3.50 (25 votes) and are in specific dollar increments.
  • 25 votes $3.50

  • 50 votes $5.00

  • 100 votes $7.50

Are there prizes?

Yes! The 3 pets with the most votes at midnight on April 30th will be the winners of a fabulous gift card to The Pet Place.
  • 1st place - $125

  • 2nd place - $50

  • 3rd place - $25

PLUS braggin’ rights!

The top 3 winners will also be spotlighted in the paper as the cutest pets in the High Country!

A few tips on taking a good pet photo.

  • Some of the best photos fill the frame. Don't stand too far away from your pet.

  • Choose a simple background.

  • Have the sunlight at your back or to the side, rather than behind your pet if outside.

Other things to know

  • One pet per photo, although households can submit more than one photo if you have more than one pet.

  • Please allow up to 48 hours for photos to be approved.

  • Photo can be black & white or color. Digital photo must be in jpg format of at least 300 dpi.

  • Poor quality photos will not be accepted.

  • Copyrighted photos will not be accepted without a photographer’s release.

  • All photos become the property of the Mountain Times Publications and will not be returned, so please don’t send your only copy.

All times are in Eastern Time.            Completed            Current           Future   
Submission Period Voting Period
Thu, Mar 14 2013 11:13 AM -
Tue, Apr 30 2013 11:59 PM
Thu, Mar 14 2013 11:13 AM -
Tue, Apr 30 2013 11:59 PM
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