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Contest Tips

Tips for Your Cool Dog or Cat
Here are some tips to help your dog reach your goals in the Zionsville Kiwanis Coolest Dog & Cat Contest. Below you'll find suggestions on how to promote your pet, including ready-to-go posts for your social media campaign. And who knows, you may find out you have the coolest dog or cat and a special beer or coffee brew is waiting to be labeled with your pet's picture. Good luck!

Contest Entry
  • You are welcome to have fun with your pet's photo. It should be a clear, hi-res photo (min. 300 dpi) that shows why your pet is coolest and brew worthy. Dress them up, find a good face, or a unique pose.
  • Be clever with explaining why your pet is coolest. This is your chance to share the unique story of what makes your pet cool. Maybe share something your pet does to make you laugh or a unique habit.
  • Let everyone you know see that you have entered your pet into the contest and let them know how easy it is to vote and send the URL link or QR code to them. They are shown below.
  • Remind everyone about the discount that gives one extra vote for every $5 spent in a single vote transaction. A vote with $20 gets 24 votes.
  • Remind everyone about the cause behind the contest. We are helping children by contributing to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Zionsville and Whitestown, the Humane Society for Boone County, and Riley Children's Foundation to reduce infant mortality. These children are future pet owners, and they need our help.
The Basics after Entry
Tell everyone you know about your entry. Keep the web address handy as well as the QR code which are shown here. Print the page and keep the code handy for scanning. Social media is a great way to share your information. Below are some tips for using social media to promote your pet to the world.

  • Post daily or frequently on one or more of your platforms.
  • Short videos and fun, sharp photos will get your posts noticed.
  • Keep your text messages short.
  • Recruit your family and friends to share so your posts get wider distribution.
  • Share and write social media posts regularly, always using our tags: @KiwanisZionsville on Facebook and @KiwanisClubofZionsville on Instagram.
  • Send your followers to the contest's voting page with the link and QR code above.
  • Watch the contest on Facebook and Instagram for these and other social media ideas.
  • Share the Kiwanis Facebook posts on your Facebook page as we will be posting daily to draw attention to your pets.
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Try These Ideas and Don't Forget to Encourage Votes
Interview your pet for a short video to post on your social media. Ask him/her how he/she feels about chances for winning the contest. Ask about her/his strategy? Who has been his/her inspiration?

Videotape each family member explaining why they love their pet. Keep it short.

Videotape or photograph your pet performing a trick or two.

Explain why you support the contest's aim to raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club, the Humane Society or Riley's fight against infant mortality.

Snap and post a photo of your pet-related bumper sticker to prove your love for your pet.

Write or record one of your favorite memories from experiences at a Boys & Girls Club, Humane Society or at Riley Children's Hospital.

Write or videotape yourself describing the moment when you first saw your cool pet.

Share photos/videos of your pet's puppy or kitten days.

Describe your pet's typical day. Or make up a spectacular fictional day of adventure!

Dress your pet in costume or clothes and share a photograph or video.

Capture a video or photo of your pet with a favorite toy.

Ask your children or grandchildren to draw pictures of your pet so you can post their artwork while promoting your cool animal.

Have fun expanding on the story you wrote for your pet's entry. If, for example, you portrayed him/her as a secret agent, tell of a recent, thrilling assignment.

Compare your candidate's traits to those of famous pets, such as Sylvester, Lassie, Mr. Bigglesworth, or Toto too. We're sure these famous canines and felines can't compare to your furry best friend.

Release your inner comedic talents and pun-fully play with these canine clichés:

  • dog days of summer
  • cats rule, dogs drool
  • dogged determination
  • cat's meow
  • doggy bag
  • cats in the cradle
  • let sleeping dogs lie
  • like herding cats
  • dog-eat-dog world
  • cat nap
  • sick as a dog
  • fat cat
  • can't teach an old dog new tricks
  • puss in boots
  • his bark is worse than his bite
  • here kitty, kitty, kitty
  • puppy love
  • while the cat's away
  • gone to the dogs
  • cat eyes
  • dog-eared
  • Purr-fect
  • dog-tired
  • that's paw-some
  • puppy-dog eyes
  • i'm just kitten around
  • work like a dog
  • cat's pajamas
  • every dog has its day
  • what's new, pussycat
  • who let the dogs out?
  • year of the cat
  • underdog
  • eye of the tiger
  • in the doghouse
  • the cat's whiskers
  • raining cat's and dogs
  • alpha pup/dog
  • alley cat
  • as happy as a dog with two tails
  • with the right catitude, anything's pawsable
  • hot diggety dog
  • love me, love my dog
  • my dog ate my homework
Use These (Almost) Ready-to-Go Posts
Try using these messages – as they are or edited and personalized to your taste – on social media to encourage your friends, family, and other followers to vote for your pet. Link to the contest at the Link shown above. Good luck.

Remember, photos, videos and brevity dramatically increase interest in your social media posts.

Suggested posts to be used immediately or soon after you enter your dog in the contest.

(Pet's Name) needs your help. She/He's an entrant in the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest. Every $1 dollar vote gets him/her closer to being declared one of five cool dogs/cats. The winning dog's/cat's portrait will be featured on the label of a special Deviate Brewing beer! More importantly, the contest is raising money for the Zionsville Boys & Girls Club, the Humane Society for Boone County, Riley Children's Foundation, and the Zionsville Kiwanis Club. Please vote (link) for (pet's name). Vote as often as you like! Every contribution/vote is appreciated.

We're challenging you! We've entered our (pet's name) in the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest. Enter your pet, and let's see -- just among ourselves -- who has the top pet. The chase is on!

Suggested posts to be used during the contest.

Get more votes for your bucks with the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest's quantity discounts! Each transaction in multiples of five receives bonus votes. A $5 gift gets 6 votes. $20 gets 24. $100 gets 120. And so forth and so forth. (Pet's name) thanks you. We do too!

Our dog/cat (Name) is doing well in the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest, but s/he still needs your help. Every vote is appreciated, and every vote will help Indiana battle infant mortality and the Zionsville Boys & Girls Club purchase new computers and movie screen.

Every year, 600 Indiana babies die before their first birthday. That's the most importance reason (Pet's name) needs your votes in the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest. Please vote today.

The Zionsville Kiwanis members spent more than 300 volunteer hours at the Boone County vaccination clinic, registering arrivals, entering data, scheduling appointments, and ushering people through each station? That's one reason why I/our family am/is urging you to support (Pet's Name) in the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest: to show appreciation for the Zionsville Kiwanis Club and its community involvement.

Indiana's infant mortality rate ranks 13th in the country? That's sad. We've entered our dog/cat (Name) in the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest to have a bit of fun, but we also want to help Riley Children's Foundation improve Indiana's infant survival rate! You can help too by voting for (pet's name). Thank you.

For several generations, many Zionsville kids have completed homework or developed computer skills at the Boys & Girls Club in Zionsville. But the club's computers need to be replaced. That's why we entered our dog/cat (Name) in the Zionsville Coolest Dog $ Cat Contest. Every $1 vote raises money that will help purchased new computers. Help (pet's name) win the Coolest Dog & Cat Contest AND give all kids a chance to make the grade. Thank you.

(Dog's name with apostrophe s) tail is wagging 100 times a minute. (We timed it!) She/He is so grateful for your support in the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest. We thank you. (Dog's name) thanks you.

Here's a not-so-secret secret: In the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest, you may vote as often as you like!

I remember fondly my days as a Key Club member, and I'm glad that the Zionsville Kiwanis Club continues to encourage service leadership in our community's youth. If you were a Key Club member or if you think it's a good idea to build tomorrow's service-minded leaders, vote for our dog/cat, (Pet's name) in the Kiwanians' Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest.

Our cat (cat's name) pretends not to care, but she/he really wants to beat all those dogs entered in the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest. Your vote today would be just purr-fect.

An average 465 kids pass through the Zionsville Boys & Girls Club doors every day. They play games, have fun, shoot baskets, make crafts. But many also pass through those doors to learn computer skills or finish homework. Think how frustrating it must be to work on outdated technology. We appreciate your contributions on behalf of our (Pet's Name) in the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest, but think how happy those kids will be when the club gets new computers!

Every year, our local Kiwanis club sponsors the Zionsville High School Key Club, where these teen members learn how service is a primary component of leadership. That's one of the reasons I'm urging you to support the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest: to support the Zionsville Kiwanis Club's investment in our community's youth.

Suggested posts in the closing days of the contest.

(Pet's name) is in the home stretch of the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest. Urge her/him on with your votes (link) today.

(Pet's name) is in the home stretch of the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest, and she/he is (very close/halfway/about halfway) to our fundraising goal of $(amount). Your votes will help her/him to the finish line. Thank you.

(Post a photo of your pet's best begging eyes) Take one look at these eyes. Then vote generously for (Pet's name) in the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest. You'll make him/her very happy!

(Pet's name) may not make the top 10 in the Coolest Dog Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest, but it's been fun, and we appreciate everyone's support. And it's all for great causes; so, keep voting (link). Every vote helps children, like getting new computers and a movie screen for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Zionsville and Whitestown, new kennel doors for the Humane Society for Boone County and joining Riley's fight against infant mortality. Thank you for your support! Thank you. Thank you. (Pet's name) thanks you.

Suggested post after the contest ends.

Thank you for supporting (pet's name) in the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest. He/she didn't make the top 5, but with your help, he/she made us proud. Plus, we helped raise money for some great causes. Wait 'til the next time!

Thank you for supporting (pet's name) in the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest. She/He won! She/He came in second/third/fourth/fifth and will receive a cool collection of prizes. More importantly, he/she raised a lot of money for the Boys & Girls Club, Humane Society for Boone County, Riley Children's Foundation and many other great causes. Thank you. Thank you, everyone!
 
Suggested posts to be used during the contest.

Indiana ranks 13th in the USA for infant mortality. That's shocking! You can help. Every vote for our (pet's name) in the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest will help Riley Children's Foundation improve Indiana's infant survival rate.

(Pet's name) has announced that if he/she wins, she'll/he'll proudly pose with each and every one of her/supporters for a selfie. Just be warned: His/her tail will be wagging like crazy. (Or: Just be warned: She'll be purring like crazy.)

Suggested posts to be used in the closing days of the contest.

With only a few days left in the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest, (pet's name) needs your help to stay at the top of the leaderboard. Thank you.

With only a few days left in the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest, (pet's name) needs your help to reach the top of the leaderboard. Thank you.

With only a few days left in the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest, help (pet's name) reach our fundraising goal. Vote today. Thank you.

Suggested post to be used after the contest ends.

Thank you for supporting (pet's name) in the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest. He/she didn't make the top 5, but with your help, he/she made us proud. Plus, we helped raise money for some great causes. Wait 'til the next time!

Guess what! We truly have a cool dog/cat! (Pet's name) won/came in second/third/fourth/fifth in the Zionsville Coolest Dog & Cat Contest! More importantly, he/she helped raise a lot of money for the Boys & Girls Club, Humane Society for Boone County, Riley Children's Foundation, and many other great causes. Thank you, everyone!
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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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