Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our 2010 pet
lover's star search - whether by sending in a photo of your pet
or by voting for your favorite pic. You have all made our star search
both fruitful and exciting (and the judging tortuously difficult).
Nearly every entry had some overwhelmingly charming quality. In
fact, there were so many utterly captivating photos and delightful
stories, that we ended up with a 7 first place winners - when we
had originally planned for only 5. Luckily, our artist was able
to accomodate additional winners this year. Thanks to everyone for
making this year's star search such a success. I hope you'll all
be back next year.
We also chose 9 entries for honorable mention - though we would
have liked to have chosen many many more for recognition.
All pet photos have been resized to fit this page; many have also
been cropped and a few have been digitally enhanced in other ways
- to better suit this page and our purposes. Our judges made their
choice based on the original photos as submitted (you'll see this
when the art work is finished - drawings will be based on uncropped
photos as well); many factors were considered. Tie-breaking essays
were absolutely crucial in a couple of cases - so be sure to include
those next time you enter!
All decisions are final. Prize packages will be shipped out to
the addresses that were included with the winning entries - so if
you have moved, will be moving, etc., please email us and let us
know as soon as possible. We'd hate for your prize packages to end
up at the wrong address. Thanks again!