Sarge’s Sixth Annual Pet Photo Contest
Is Underway

Press Release
02/22/12

Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation is now accepting pet photographs for its Pet Photography Contest sponsored by Ellen Schattie, owner of Bocelli’s Italian Eatery in Waynesville.

Entry forms are available on Sarge’s website at www.sargeandfriends.org and at the following locations: The Dog House, Mountain Dreams Reality, Country Lane Animal Hospital, Canton Animal Hospital, Balsam Animal Hospital, Maple Tree Animal Hospital, Junaluska Animal Hospital, Animal Hospital of Waynesville and at the Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery.

Deadline for all entries is Monday April 9th, 2012.

Categories for this year’s judging are Best in Show: Dog, Cat, Puppy, Kitten, Photographers under the age of 12, a Sarge adopted pet, a pet other than a dog or cat, and Super Shooters who have previously won 1st place.

“This is one of Sarge’s favorite events. The creative pictures taken by community members are wonderful, and we love being able to display them at the adoption center year round. It’s a great opportunity for young people to show off their photography skills by taking picture of their pets in unusual situations.” said Brenn Rohman, co-chairperson of the event.

Entry forms are on Sarge’s website at http://sargeandfriends.org/docs/contestentry.pdf .







First Place 2011

Photos must be the original work of an amateur photographer and the minimum size of printed photograph is 4x6 inches. Photos, entry forms and a $10.00 fee should be mailed to Sarge’s Adoption Headquarters at 256 Industrial Drive, Waynesville, NC, 28786. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Photos submitted cannot be returned.

Beth Brown of Beth Brown Photography will be joining Schattie to judge the entries. “When judging the photos for Sarge’s Pet Photo Contest, we look for how creative the photographer was in capturing the unique and often fun or crazy qualities of the pet. We also look for originality in composition of the image and quality in the final print.” said Brown.

The Best in Show winner will receive a free photo sitting at her studio in Maggie Valley.