Pet Photo Contest Winners…
Kids in grades K through 6 entered the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor’s Kennel Kids APS Companion Pet Photo Contest for 2012. There were three categories: Dogs/Puppies, Cats/Kittens, and People’s Choice for participants to choose from; and each 1st place winner received something to take home and enhance their love of pets and photography (thanks to Tawny for all the info)…
Sometimes the first time is the charm, as this brand-new contest demonstrates.
An incredible amount of voting was put in by many, from everyone on Facebook for the People’s Choice to everyone involved at the Animal Shelter, to Leslie Byron, the shelter director, Alan Niles, a professional photographer, Danny Herbert, a professional photographer, shelter ambassador and acclaimed local artist Jaime Ellsworth, Cole Hamilton, Kennel Kid, and many dedicated shelter volunteers.
Leslie was delighted by the entire experience. “We were thrilled to see the enthusiasm of the kids and their families and are very excited for our next Kennel Kids Contest, be it a photography contest or original artwork as in last year. The pool of talent on this Island and love of animals is awe inspiring.”
Let’s not forget about the prizes!
The First Place Winners in the categories of Dogs/Puppies and Cats/Kittens received a Pet Photo Kit, provided by the Office Center NW on San Juan Island to further their photography skills and love of animals. The Peoples Choice Winner received a collection of photography essentials to promote and display their collection, also supplied by Anne, Roy and their APS adopted Office Cat Max. The Grand Prize Winner, Luke F. for his first place entry “Simply Missy” won a Vivicam X014 Digital Camera to further his budding photography career and animal activism.
The contest opened in late February and closed at the end of April. If you’re interested in viewing all the entries, you can check out the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor’s Facebook page or go here.