The Cutest Golden Contest has been redesigned and simplified for 2019. We hope this will make your participation even more fun! Here’s how the contest works:
For a donation of $10.00, you can submit your Golden's photo to the contest. Only one photo per dog may be entered. The donation fee will ensure that your photo will be in the Cutest Golden Contest entry pages of our 2020 calendar and featured in the slideshow of dogs on our website. (Your donation helps defray the cost of medical care for our rescued Golden Retrievers.) Photos can be submitted from Sunday, March 3rd through Sunday, March 24th at 8 PM MST. All photos become the property of Rescue A Golden of Arizona.
Voting begins on Sunday, March 24th shortly after 8 PM. Each vote costs $1.00. Voting will continue through Sunday, April 21st. This is in contrast to previous years where voting was tabulated each week and the dogs with the most votes continued on in the next week. This year, the 10 dogs that get the most votes in total at the end of the contest will be the winners. The first place contestant will be featured on the 2020 Rescue A Golden Calendar cover. The nine runners-up will each have a page in the calendar. The runner-up with the most votes will have the first choice of months; second place will have second choice, and so on. The winners’ photos will also be featured as our Facebook page’s cover photo, and will change monthly throughout 2020.
New this year, any RAGofAZ dog can enter the contest and win a calendar page. Calendar winners from any previous year WILL be eligible to win, even if they were featured in a recent RAGofAZ calendar. In addition, any dogs adopted from AZ Golden Retriever Connection will be able to enter and win a calendar page, as well as any Goldens belonging to current RAGofAZ members, whether adopted through RAGofAZ or not. Each winner will also receive a monogrammed bandana with his/her name and Cutest Golden Contest embroidered on it, as well as prominence in a feature article in Golden Tales and on our website.Should a Golden not meeting the above criteria win or place in the top 10, that dog will win a $50 PetsMart Gift Card, as well as an embroidered RAGofAZ bandana and inclusion in the Golden Tales article about the contest.
Good luck to all the contestants. Remember-- submitting your photo early does give you a slight advantage, as contestants' photos will be displayed on the voting pages in the order received, or, in case of a tie, the first dog registered wins.
Please don’t wait until the last minute of the contest to vote. No votes submitted after 8 pm on the last day of the contest will be counted. Technical difficulties with the internet or your web browser or the web server that hosts the contest are beyond the control of RAGofAZ.