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2014 Nashville Paw Magazine Cover Dog Search


Nola Mae, our 2013 Cover Dog winner, photographed by Michelle Conner.

The 2014 Nashville Paw Magazine Cover Dog Search is proudly sponsored by:

       

Saturday, May 10, 2014
1:00 - 4:00pm
RAIN OR SHINE!

Lenox Village Town Center Pavilion
6900 Lenox Village Drive in Nashville

ENTRY FEE: $20 CASH PER DOG

Our annual Cover Dog Search welcomes over 250 guests and more than 120 canine contestants competing for a chance at the cover of our Cover Dog (August/September) issue! The event helps Nashville Paw magazine to remain a free community resource. Come enter your pup for a chance at cover stardom, then enjoy a variety of vendors and food trucks! 

CONTEST DETAILS:

CONTEST ENTRY IS OPEN TO LEGAL TN RESIDENTS ONLY, 18 YEARS AND OLDER. PREVIOUS COVER DOG WINNERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE, NOR ARE THE PETS OF ANY PAID NASHVILLE PAW STAFF OR FREELANCE CONTRIBUTORS, OR THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY. ALL CONTESTANTS WILL HAVE TO SIGN A PHOTO RELEASE/WAIVER AT TIME OF REGISTRATION.

How to Enter: You will register and enter in person at our Cover Dog Search held at the time and location listed above. You may register up until 3:30pm; entry fee is $20 per dog. We will take contestants on a first-come basis in line, and will snap a few photos of each dog. To make contest fair, only one dog per photo/entry. We will choose the best photo to feature in our voting gallery online as well as in the Aug/Sep Cover Dog issue of Nashville Paw magazine. EVERY dog gets their picture featured in the issue!

Photo Tips: It may help to bring your dog's favorite squeaky toy, ball or treat to entice him/her to pose for the camera. Please keep in mind that some dogs do not like crowds, strange camera flashes, etc and are very nervous in this environment. Please only bring your dog out if he/she is relaxed and happy in these situations... and if he/she becomes to nervous to photograph, please understand that we may not be able to allow entry into the contest. We don't want to force any dog to have their photo taken... their wellbeing comes first! :)

Online Voting for Crowd Favorite: We will post all contestant photos to our Facebook page for our fans to vote for the Crowd Favorite. Link to voting gallery will be posted here on this page by May 18, and voting will be open through midnight on May 31. Crowd Favorite winner will be announced on June 1 and will receive a professional Nashville Paw photo shoot with publisher Heather Dowdy and photographer Michelle Conner, and will have his or her photo and story featured in our Cover Dog issue. (Crowd favorite must be available for photo shoot between June 16-23 in a Nashville-area location to be determined.)

Category Winners: A jury of Nashville Paw judges will choose a winner in each of the following categories, to receive special recognition in the Cover Dog issue: Most Marvelous Mutt, Most Beautiful Breed, Best Doggone Big Dog, Most Adorable Little Dog, Cutest Puppy, Sweetest Senior, Best Smile and Best Dressed. Category winners will be announced on June 2.

Runners Up: A jury of Nashville Paw judges will choose a first and second runner up, both of which will be announced on June 3 and will receive special recognition in our Cover Dog issue.

Cover Dog Winner: A jury of Nashville Paw judges will determine the winner of our Cover Dog, who will be announced on June 4 and will receive a professional Nashville Paw cover shoot with publisher Heather Dowdy and photographer Michelle Conner, to appear on the cover of our Cover Dog issue as well as in a special feature inside! 

VENDOR INFORMATION:

Click here for vendor / sponsor application. Limited food truck and vendor space is available and fills early, so reserve your space today!


Our Cover Winner (Nola Mae) and Crowd Favorite (Sasha) in our 2013 Cover Dog issue, photographed by Michelle Conner.

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