Any Golden Retriever can be entered in the contest. However, only Golden Retrievers rescued through either Rescue A Golden of Arizona or AZ Golden Retriever Connection, or owned by current members of RAGofAZ, (whether rescue Goldens or not) are eligible to win a spot as a cover or monthly dog in our calendar. 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.
The ten contest finalists will all be prominently featured in the calendar. The winner will have the cover photo, and the nine runners-up will be given a month each.
Any Golden contestant who crosses to the Rainbow Bridge after the start of the contest will still be eligible to be featured in the calendar with the following caveats: To be included in the calendar, the winning Goldens must have good quality photographs available for our Calendar Coordinator to choose from; he/she has total discretion on whether to accept or reject a photo. Should no calendar quality photo be available, the winner in this case would receive the $50 PetsMart gift card.
While Goldens who have already crossed the Rainbow Bridge are not eligible to enter the contest, please note that there will be an opportunity after the contest to submit photos of your Goldens who have passed to be included on a special calendar page dedicated to their memories.