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Rules

Eligibility
The Zionsville Kiwanis Coolest Dog & Cat Contest is open to anyone 21-years-old or older who would like to enter their dog and/or cat to compete for the coveted title of "Zionsville Kiwanis Coolest Dog" or "Zionsville Kiwanis Coolest Cat for 2022."

Pet owners are allowed to submit multiple entries.

If you have multiple entries, you will need a separate photo for each and post them separately. Show only one pet in each photo. Provide a few short sentences on why your dog or cat is the coolest of the cool. Photos should be digital, in focus and sharp enough to look good on the Internet and in print. No photos of people, just your pet.

There is a $10 fee to post your dog or cat, but you automatically receive 10 votes when you enter your pet!

Pet owners are encouraged to have their friends, relatives, co-workers, anyone and everyone go to the contest website and vote for their dog.

One vote cost $1.00 with no maximum on how many votes a person can buy. For example, $4 earns you 4 votes. And you can come back and vote as often as you'd like.

Or you can take advantage of our promotional quantity discount. If you buy a minimum of 5 votes in a single transaction, you will earn an extra vote. And you will accumulate extra votes for every $5 you spend in a single transaction. For example, spend $5 and receive 6 votes (1 extra vote). Spend $20 and receive 24 votes (4 extra votes), or $100 and receive 120 votes (20 extra votes), and so on.

Pet owners themselves will be able to buy as many votes as they'd like too. (The purpose of the contest is to raise money for worthy, child- and animal-focused causes, as well as to have fun identifying cool dogs and cats.)

Proceeds from this fundraiser will be awarded to the two Zionsville Boys & Girls Clubs in Zionsville and Whitestown, the Humane Society for Boone County, Riley Children's Foundation and the Zionsville Kiwanis Club for programs that support our mission to serve children and our community.


Contest Period
The Zionsville Kiwanis Coolest Dog Contest will officially launch at 8:00:00 AM (Eastern Time) on Friday, September 9, 2022, and end at 8:00:00 PM (Eastern Time) on Sunday, October 9, 2022 No entrants will be accepted after 8:00:00 PM (Eastern Time) on Sunday, October 2, 2022, but voting will continue until 8:00:00 PM (Eastern Time) on Sunday, October 9, 2022.

Winners will be announced the week of October 9, 2022.

A celebration party will be hosted by Deviate Brewing on Thursday, October 27, 2022. Save the date!


How to Enter and How to Vote
All entries will be made online by visiting the contest website and following the directions for entering dogs and cats in the contest and voting. Contest payments online are through a secure site.

By submitting an entry, you (the entrant) agree that you have all and full permissions to share the photo, which may appear on the contest website, social media, contest promotional media, newspapers and on beers sold by Deviate Brewing.

  • Your photo should show only one dog or one cat (no people or other pets).
  • Multiple shots of the same dog or cat on one photo is acceptable.
  • Well-composed, well-lit, in-focus images attract voters.
  • Your photo should be high-resolution (300 dpi or greater).
  • Any photos with watermarks will not be accepted. Photos from professional photographers must have the photographer's approval.
  • Photos deemed offensive, indecent, or obscene will be removed from the contest.
  • All photos must be entered via the contest website. No mail-in/hand-delivered photo entries will be accepted.
  • All entered photos will become the property of the Zionsville Kiwanis Club.
Special promotional prize packages may be announced during the voting period. Watch our Facebook and Instagram for announcements.

We encourage you to share your contest page link with family and friends through email and social media, encouraging them to vote for your favorite contestant's photo.

All donations for votes are non-refundable and are not tax-deductible (because there was a vote in exchange for the donation). All entries and donations must be made via the online contest page.

Donations and photo entries for this online contest that are submitted via other means (US mail, in-person or by other means) will be accepted as donations but not applied toward the contest.


Partners and Sponsors
This fundraiser is being conducted by the Kiwanis Club of Zionsville, Indiana. Our partners include Deviate Brewing, Julian Coffee Roasters, Boys & Girls Club of Boone County, Human Society for Boone County and Riley Children's Foundation. We deeply appreciate our sponsors who have contributed donations and items to our award packages.


Awarding Prizes
The Kiwanis Club of Zionsville will attempt to notify (multiple times, if necessary) the top 5 vote-getters among each species via telephone and email between October 10 and October 12.

If the first-place winner cannot be contacted by midnight, October 12, the Kiwanis Club of Zionsville may select an alternate winner from the next highest vote-getter.

All winners are invited to attend a celebration party Thursday, October 27, at Deviate Brewing, 96th and Michigan, Carmel, Indiana. Save the date!

Participation in the contest constitutes entrant's agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Main Sponsor (Kiwanis Club of Zionsville), which are final. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules.


Laws and Limitations of Liability
All federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations apply.

Participation in the contest constitutes agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Main Sponsor (Kiwanis Club of Zionsville), which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements of the contest.

In the event that the operation of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, the Kiwanis Club of Zionsville (Main Sponsor) may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize from among the eligible, legitimate entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Main Sponsor (the Kiwanis club) reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive or offensive manner.

By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Main Sponsor, all other Sponsors, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize(s).


Disclosures
People associated with our contest partners and sponsors, including Zionsville Kiwanis Club members, are eligible to enter, vote and win the contest, providing they follow all rules and requirements.

Entrants' email addresses will be shared with our partners, Boys & Girls Club of Boone County, Humane Society for Boone County, Riley Children's Foundation, Deviate Brewing and Julian Coffee Roasters.
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Partners

Kiwanis Club of Zionsville
Deviate Brewing
Julian Coffee Roasters

Partners - Beneficiaries

Boys & Girls Club of Boone County
Humane Society for Boone County
Riley Children

Sponsors - Contributions & Prizes

Akard True Value Hardware
Carter Van Lines & A-1 Storage
Centier Bank
The Friendly Tavern
Greek
Heather Laurel Photography
Meijer Whitestown
Midwest Jewelers
Office H2O LLC
Pampered Pooch Resort and Spa
The Pet Palace
Pet Spaw
PetSuites
Pet Supplies Plus
Ron Schulte - State Farm Insurance
Taylor Oil Company
Zionsville Country Veterinary Clinic
Kiwanis Club of Zionsville
Zionsville, IN 46077
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