Your cute pet photo could win you $500 in tbt* contest
If you think you've got the cutest canine -- of course you do, right? -- you could win $500 in a contest sponsored by tbt. It's easy to enter: Snap an awesome photo of your dog, then register and upload your picture on the Submit an Entry page.
The prizes: The 5 pooches with the most votes at midnight on Feb. 19 will be in the finals.
A panel of judges will determine the winner of the $500 cash, who will appear on the cover of tbt*s Pet Spectacular Section on Feb. 26. The 4 runner-up winners' mugs will also appear in the section and will receive dog bones, treats and other prizes.
A few tips on taking a good dog photo:
- Some of the best photos fill the frame. Don't stand too far away from your pup.
- Choose a simple background.
- Have the sunlight at your back or to the side, rather than behind your doggie.
A few rules:
- One dog per photo, although households can submit more than one photo.
- One vote per day.
- Only pooches from Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Manatee, Hernando, Polk or Citrus counties can win.
- Any entry where automated voting is suspected will be disqualified. All voting must follow the rules and set parameter of the contest.
- Please allow up to 24 hours for photos to be approved.