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Lawrence Humane + Lawrence Beer Co. Cutest Crowler Contest

What happens when two local organizations and a celebrated local artist come together to support the animals of Douglas County? The Lawrence Humane + Lawrence Beer Co. Cutest Crowler Contest!

For the second year in a row, we're bringing back the super popular Cutest Crowler Contest! Just like last year, we’ll have two categories – cats and dogs – and the winning animal in each category will be featured on Lawrence Beer Co.’s crowlers this summer, just in time for patio-hanging season! 

And this year, we have even more exciting news! This year's Cutest Crowler Contest artist is none other than the incredible and celebrated local artist, John Sebelius! Not only has John's work been featured in Harper’s, Express, DETAILS, Review, CNN, Aspen Daily News, The Washington Post, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, but the Kansas City Chiefs selected him as the featured artist for My Cause, My Cleats 2018 and 2019, and the citizens of Lawrence, KS voted him the Best Artist of 2022. 

The winning cat and dog will have their pictures painted by John Sebelius. The paintings will then be digitally incorporated into the Lawrence Beer Co. crowler design. And best of all - the owners of the winning cat and dog will get to keep John's original painting of their pet! 

The Cutest Crowler contest kicks off on March 1, 2023, and ends on March 31, 2023. Participation is easy – just choose your favorite picture of your dog or cat (or the one that shows off their personality best), upload it, and then spread the word to your family, friends, and coworkers, encouraging them to vote for your pet! The entry fee is $5 and each vote is just $1. Stay on top of the competition by watching the Leaderboard and encouraging your community to vote for your pal so they don’t fall behind! 

What’s a Crowler?

These are 32oz aluminum cans filled to order from the LBC taps like a classic growler. A seamer machine seals them up with a lid exactly like a normal can of beer. Crowlers are more environmentally friendly than glass growlers (recyclable, less impact in their creation and freight, etc), more suitable for outdoor adventures, ensure a clean container for fresh beer, and are the perfect size to bring home or to a social event! 



The dog and cat with the highest number of votes in their category when the contest ends will be featured together on Lawrence Beer Co.’s crowlers this summer! 

Both winners’ parents will also receive:

  • Two complimentary registrations for Lawrence Humane’s Paw Valley Challenge event in May

  • A Lawrence Humane shirt

  • A Lawrence Beer Co. gift card valued at $25

  • The original painting of their pet painted by John Sebelius in the artistic style on the crowler, framed!

  • Two complimentary crowlers, filled with the beer of their choice

  • Bragging rights for having the cutest pet in Douglas County!



The parents of the dog and cat who receive the second highest number of votes in their category will each receive:

  • Two complimentary registrations for Lawrence Humane’s Paw Valley event

  • A Lawrence Humane shirt 

  • A Lawrence Beer Co. gift card valued at $25

Ready to enter your pet's photo? It's easy! Just click on the 'Sign In' button to create an account, then upload a photo and tell us your pet’s name. The hardest part is choosing which photo to use!

Once your pet's entry is submitted, be sure to share the contest link with your friends, family, and coworkers and encourage them to vote! Every $1 vote not only helps your pet win, but also supports Douglas County’s only animal shelter. So encourage everyone to vote early and vote often!

Please check out the rules for contest details and contact us at if you have questions. There is no limit to the number of pets you can enter, but be aware there's a $5 entry fee for each entry. 

Ready to view our contest entrants and maybe cast some votes? Click on the ‘View Entries' button — the competition is going to be tough!

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