Thank you to all the proud pet owners who nominated their pets for the contest. Thousands of photos were submitted from all over the country and a portion of the proceeds went to support P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center in Camden, which provides care for homeless dogs and cats until they can be placed in permanent homes, and promotes the humane treatment of animals. Here are this year’s winners:
NAME: Acadia AGE: 2½ years FROM: Freeport, Maine
A Bernese mountain dog, Wintergreen’s Experience Acadia is considered part of the family at L.L. Bean, Starbucks, and Bow Street Market. Acadia’s exuberance for life is visible in the look on his face in his winning photo. That smile, that enthusiasm, that love of life and Maine is what makes everyone want to “experience Acadia”!
NAMES: Lola and Oliver AGES: 3 years FROM: Manchester, Vermont
Lola and Oliver were born and brought up in Vermont but travel to many places, including Pemaquid, where they roam around sniffing out all the lobsters and clams. They even have been to the lighthouse! They enjoy going out on the boat, as well as swimming and kayaking. And, of course, they never go anywhere without dressing for the occasion!
NAME: Frodo AGE: 8 months FROM: Rochester, New Hampshire
Frodo is an 8-month-old adopted mini lop. He is curious, playful, loves to cuddle, kiss your face, and bring joy! Frodo’s mom grew up in Kittery and his dad attended the University of Maine. He loves to visit Maine and vacation at Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor!
By entering a Down East contest you confirm acceptance of the guidelines.
Below are our rules and guidelines for the Down East Cutest Pets Photo Contest:
HOW TO ENTER: Enter photos and the name of your pet(s), which will be judged by our readers. Winners chosen will receive a full page in Down East and a highlight on downeast.com. Each submission is $10 per entry. Deadline is January 22, 2021. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Down East Enterprise Inc., its agents and employees, contest judges, and contest sponsors from any claim or proceeding resulting from your entry. Generally, entry order is determined by successful, valid entry/submission as directed in the respective contest and is subject to Down East review and approval. Down East reserves the right to determine valid entries. Entry deadline is noted in the respective contest. Entrants represent and warrant that their Submission has not been copied from others, and it does not violate the rights of any other person or entity.
All entry materials become the property of Down East Inc. and will not be acknowledged or returned. The copyright in any Submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but, in exchange for the possibility of publication of the Submission in Down East, entry in this Contest constitutes entrant’s irrevocable, perpetual permission and consent to Down East Inc. and others authorized by Down East Inc., without compensation or attribution, (i) to use, reproduce, print, publish, transmit, communicate to the public, distribute, sell, perform, adapt, enhance, or display the Submission and the entrant’s name and city and state for editorial, advertising, commercial, and publicity purposes, in any and all media now in existence or hereinafter created, throughout the world; (ii) to do (or omit to do) any acts in respect of the Submission which may otherwise constitute an infringement of the entrant’s moral rights; and (iii) to edit, adapt, and modify the Submission. Except to the extent prohibited by law, Sponsor excludes from these official rules all conditions, warranties, and terms implied by statute, general law, or custom. Each entrant releases and discharges the Down East Inc., the judges, sponsors, any party associated with the development or administration of the Contest, their employees, agents, or representatives, or any of their parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates from any and all liability in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, legal claims, costs, losses or damages, demand, or actions of any kind.
INFORMATION: The personal information you provide (e.g. name, email address, address, phone, etc.) may be saved in our customer database and used to contact you in the future with subscription offers and/or email newsletters, or other sales correspondence. Your information may also be shared with the sponsoring partners for use in their online communications. Our goal is to provide you with information that is relevant and desirable to you, thus if you wish to opt-out, you may do so at any time: Update preferences here, email [email protected], or call 1-800-766-1670 to opt-out.
ELIGIBILITY: Contest open to individuals 18 years of age or older as of November 2020, and US residents excluding residents of jurisdictions where restricted or prohibited by law. Employees of Down East, its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, dealers or retailers, advertising, production and promotion agencies, the independent judging organization, and the immediate families and/or members of the same household of each are not eligible. Contest void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
RIGHTS: By accepting prize, winner agrees to release Down East Inc., its directors, employees, officers, and agents, judges, and sponsors, including without limitation, its advertising and promotion agencies from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with the awarding, receipt, and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any prize-related activities.
PRIZE: Acceptance of prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use winner’s name, hometown, and likeness for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity without additional compensation.
WINNER SELECTION: Decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this contest. The prize is guaranteed to be awarded, assuming sufficient number of entries. Winner will be notified by e-mail at the e-mail address with which they entered the Contest. If any prize notification letter, e-mail notification, message, or any prize is returned as undeliverable, and there is ample time to select and clear an alternate winner, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. Generally, winners will be notified by email. Winners may be required to provide name, address, email address, phone number, and other information in order to fulfill the award.
MISCELLANEOUS: Down East Inc., sponsors and judges are not responsible for late, lost, stolen, damaged, garbled, incomplete, or misdirected entries or communications; for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, or delays in operations or transmission of information, in each case whether arising by way of technical or other failures or malfunctions of computer hardware, software, communications devices, or transmission lines or data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry materials, loss or otherwise. Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with, this Contest, and reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend this Contest should any virus, bug, technical failures, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest. In the event of such cancellation, termination or suspension, a notice will be posted. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, modify or cancel this contest at anytime and to disqualify any entrant if his or her participation affects the integrity of the Contest.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, DOWN EAST INC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.