Contest has ended.
'Blocky dogs' (dogs identified as pit bulls) only for this contest, please.
Anyone is welcome to enter, but the entries must be submitted on behalf of the specific animal shelter where the dog in the photo came from.
Thanks for understanding that we reserve the right to request documentation to demonstrate the shelter of origin for dogs submitted.
For the purpose of this contest, an 'animal shelter' will be defined as a public or private non-profit in the United States or Canada with an active adoption program for homeless dogs and an indoor location to safely house and display the life size Jonny Justice carving (lobby, community room, etc.). The winning shelter will agree to make the carving accessible to the general public for viewing and will display signage detailing the historical significance of the Vick dog case. If the winning shelter declines the carving or is not able to meet our display requirements, it will be made available to the next shelter in line with the next highest tally of votes.
Rescue groups? We welcome contest entries of dogs from non-profit rescue groups, however, if the rescue group does not maintain a brick and mortar facility that will allow public viewing, the carving will be gifted to the animal shelter where the dog originated from.
In the spirit of supporting shelters who embrace non-discriminatory laws and practices, participating animal shelters must 1) actively include pit bulls and their mixes in their adoption program and 2) if they exist in a municipality that restricts 'pit bulls' through BSL, must have an anti-BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) position statement published on their website, etc.
More than one photo can be submitted on behalf of the same shelter, but only one photo's votes will be counted.
Photo submissions can be taken in any location - inside or outside of the shelter. Your adopted dog in your home? Fine. A gorgeous image captured while she was living at the shelter? By all means, Yes.
The top thirteen photos with the most votes will place in the same calendar. These photos must be high resolution print quality images to quality. What's high res?
'Runners Up' prizes will happen. Stay tuned for details.
BADRAP will cover transport arrangements and hand deliver the finished carving to the shelter. And - BONUS! - if the shelter is within driving distance of the SF Bay Area, it may arrive with a visit from Jonny Justice and his adopters Cris Cohen and Jennifer Long.
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