Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:21

Cutest Pet Photo Contest 2017 - Rules

Written by  County Lines Staff

Cutest Pet Contest



The Short Version: Submit your original, unpublished photo between June 15 and July 9, 2017 (on our Facebook wall with the hashtag #cutestpetofcountylines or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to enter our contest.  No prior photo contest winners; no professional pet photographers; and no more than one entry per person, please. We’ll publish a select group in our August issue and post those photos on our Facebook page for popular voting. The top vote-getters will be reviewed by a panel of judges, with the winner getting a prize, a $100 gift certificate to Concord Pet Foods & Supplies. Our lawyers made us write the rules below. 



CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD: Contest begins at 12:01:00 AM on June 15, 2017 and ends at 11:59:00 PM on July 9, 2017. 

ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to persons residing in the 50 United States or District of Columbia [excluding residents of Rhode Island] who are at least 21 years of age at the time of entry, have an email account, have not previously won a County Lines photo contest, and are not a professional pet photographer.

PRIZE: The Contest winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Concord Pet Foods & Supplies.

PHOTOS: Each electronic image must be an original piece of work taken by the contestant and shall not have been published elsewhere or won another photo competition. By entering the contest, the entrant warrants that the submitted image is an original work created solely by the entrant; does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity; and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the entry.

HOW TO ENTER (Photo + description): During the Entry Period, post your photo with your pet's name, age, breed and a brief description (in jpg format) on our Facebook wall with the hashtag #cutestpetofcountylines or send it to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All types of pets are welcome. All entries must be received during the Entry Period as determined by County Lines Magazine. Limit one entry per person/e-mail address. Multiple entries received from any person or e-mail address after the first will be void. 

By entering the Contest, entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules. County Lines Magazine reserves the right to verify eligibility of all entrants. Entries submitted by entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements are void. County Lines Magazine reserves the right to modify the scheduling of the Contest without prior notice.

SELECTION OF WINNERS: The Contest consists of three (3) rounds of evaluation. 
In Round 1, on or about July 10, 2017, potential photo semifinalists will be selected via an unbiased viewing panel from among all eligible entries received and notified by e-mail. Odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. 

During Round 2, finalist photos will be published in the August 2017 issue of County Lines Magazine, and shared via County Lines Magazine’s Facebook page throughout the month of August. 

In Round 3, photos with the most ‘likes’ to the post by County Lines Magazine will then be evaluated by an unbiased viewing panel. Use of voting exchanges or similar techniques or systems during the Facebook voting period may result in disqualification at County Lines’ sole discretion. The winner will be announced on Facebook.

PUBLICITY: By entering the contest, entrants grant County Lines a non-exclusive license to use their photograph in the magazine, website and social media. Participating in the Contest constitutes winner's consent to County Lines Magazine use of winner's name, likeness, photograph, opinions, and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, without further payment, consideration, notification or permission, unless otherwise prohibited by law.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; DISCLAIMERS/RELEASE: County Lines Magazine reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.

By accepting the prize, winner warrants compliance with all rules of this Contest and agrees to release County Lines Magazine and their affiliates, employers, officers, directors, agents, representatives (the "Released Parties") from any and all liability, loss or damage of any kind incurred with respect to participation in the Contest or the awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize, or participation in prize-related activities, and acknowledges that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to prize or portion thereof. No transfer of prize is permitted. 

Each participant agrees to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from any liability arising from or related to the Contest. Further, participants fully and unconditionally release all claims for consideration, copyright infringement and all other claims of any nature relating to the use of their entry, name or likeness.

Good luck!