Dogster And Catster’s 3rd Annual World’s Coolest Dog & Cat Show Photo Competition

It’s time once again for everybody’s favorite “pet social networking sites” — Dogster and Catster, that is (and it’s one of my favorites, though your experience may vary) — to hold it’s annual “World’s Coolest Dog & Cat Show Photo Competition.”

This is no dog and pony show, no. This is a dog and cat show (did I say that already?). And the best thing about it (probably) is that it’s open to all dogs and cats of any breed or non-breed. Second best thing? Absolutely free. Third? Fifteen categories for both dogs and cats, and lots of cool prizes to the winners.

All you need is a camera and a dog or a cat. (And a way to get the pictures of the dog or cat onto a computer, of course, but if you are reading this, I’m guessing you can do that… and I’m also guessing that many many many of you already have dog and cat pages up on Dogster and Catster, yes?)

I bet you think you have the cutest, most wonderfulest cat or dog or dog or cat in the world and you want to share those photos and win lots of fabulous prizes. So here’s the thing. First, we want to see them at Itchmo (we’re kind of proud of our readers, and want them to show off a bit), so first we’d love you to post some of those photos to our flickr group. If you can’t do that, but you do want to share with us, you can also email them to itchmotips@gmail.com. Then, once you’re absolutely satisfied that you’ve shared properly with us, head on over to the show pages at Dogster.com and read the rules and regulations on how to enter your pet and win fabulous prizes.

And when you do win? Come back here, won’t you, and brag a bit? Because we’d love to show off your prize-winning pets almost as much as you do. You can email us at the above address, or post a comment on this here announcement.

And, of course, finally, good luck. I mean, I’ll be entering my pets too, so you’ll need some luck, yes?

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2 Responses to “Dogster And Catster’s 3rd Annual World’s Coolest Dog & Cat Show Photo Competition”

  1. Patty says:

    Woof! It’s a really cool contest, thanks for mentioning it! We’ve already got 6000 entries and 111,000 votes, and we only launched it two days ago. Super fun!

  2. Act Now says:

    Just a warning to read the “terms” carefully.

    “By submitting, posting or displaying any Materials on or through the dogster.com service, you automatically grant to us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, right to publicly display or re-display such Materials in other formats not simply limited to websites.”

    While you may still hold the copyright, they have the right to use your photos for any purpose and not reimburse you for using them. If this is unimportant to you - enter, if it is, then you might want to reconsider. Chance are no other market will be interested in paying you for use of your photos unless they have exclusive rights to it.


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