Within the past few months, my mom has been receiving People Magazine for free. It seems every so often, complimentary subscriptions are sent out in hopes of enticing new readership and new sales. While my mom is not a fan of such frivolous fluff, that of celebrity woes, angst and celebrations, it’s still fun to read a bit about the Hollywood scene. And since my niece, Meredith Wieck, works out of Hollywood as the Vice-president of Lionsgate motion picture studio, best to have a stockpile of common subject matter we can discuss when a phone call comes.
But in this last issue, something else caught my eye that had nothing to do with the latest entertainment gossip: People Magazine‘s World’s Cutest Rescue Dog Contest.
“Do you have the world’s cutest rescue dog?” the page headline read. “People wants to turn your furry friend into a star!”
That’s all it took for me. After going to the website, people.com/rescuedogcontest, I read all the information required to enter Bridget. A photo, a write-up of her story and owner information was all that was required.
Last year, over 10,000 entries were received. This year, who knows how many will participate?
According to the contest information, entries can be received between June 30 – August 11. Editors are to select 10 finalists, readers narrow down the pool to the top 3 with the eventual winner to be selected by People, Pedigree and two celebrity judges. The grand prize is: A custom photo shoot, A feature in People magazine and on people.com, a year’s supply of dog food from the Pedigree brand and a $1,000 donation to the pet-rescue organization of the winner’s choice.
The Photo: Please Help us! Choose your favorite prize-worthy entry
I have finished Bridget’s write-up, which I will share with you later, but here’s where I’ve run into some difficulty. I’ve had numerous photo shoots with Bridget, trying to find just the right one. Here are the selections below. Any thoughts on which you’d choose to enter? My mom and I have our favorite. Let’s see if you agree as well. Although I have until August 11, I’d like to get her in by the end of the month. Help us out, folks! Send me a note via the website or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to make Bridget’s chances of being a top 10 finalist the best possible.
This is Connie and Priscilla, in Marshall, Illinois, anxiously waiting for your response!