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  1. Any pet (domesticated animal) living full or part time in Idyllwild, Fern Valley, Mountain Center, Pine Cove, Garner Valley, or Poppet Flats may enter.
  2. All entries are free of charge.
  3. Each pet will be entered in one of three categories: Dog, Cat, Other
  4. Any family qualified under rule #1 may enter as many pets as it would like, but is limited to ONLY one photo per pet.
  5. Photos may not be altered to add text, costumes, etc. (i.e. Photoshop).
  6. Photos may be entered beginning January 15, 2019, and all must be entered by midnight February 2, 2019.
  7. Voting at $1 per vote will open on February 5, 2019. The voting will close promptly at 9 p.m. on March 4, 2019.
  8. Anyone anywhere may vote. There are no geographical boundaries or limitations imposed by these rules.
  9. Winners will hold their titles until December 31, 2019.
  10. Winners will be announced on the website on March 4, 2019.
  11. Winners will be contacted regarding prizes, publicity, etc. the first week of March, 2019.

1st place in each of the three categories:
  • A case of Baily Wine, donated by Baily Winery, Temecula, with each bottle's label featuring a photo of the winning pet.
  • A set of etched wine glasses featuring contest title and pet's name.
  • The winning pets and their guardians will be invited to ride on the ARF float (or a photo of the pet) in the July 4 parade.
  • The winning pets' photos will be displayed in the ARF House throughout 2019.
  • The winning pets' names will be featured in the kids' zone at ARF's June 3, 2019 Paws for Rhythm and Brews beer festival.

2nd place winner in each category:
Multiple personalized pet items – surprise!

3rd place winner in each category:
Gift baskets with pet and human gifts donated by local merchants and artists.
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