We have a pretty prize this month and already a few adorable entries! Puppy and I have been experimenting, trying to find the best way to run this contest. Our most recent version included a voting widget, where people who entered could vote for their pet picture and have friends vote for their entry as well. We have discontinued this version of our contest since we have learned that there are ways to over-ride the limits set on voting (once per hour) that computer savvy people know. To avoid cheating, disappointments and hard feelings, we are returning to our earlier format...because things associated with Puppy the Guinea Pig should only make people HAPPY!
Here's how our monthly cute pet pix contest now works: each month, Puppy's mommy will list a new crystal or gemstone creation as the give away prize. As cute pet pix are submitted, they will be added to the slideshow widget on the right of the blog for everyone's viewing enjoyment and for the increased fame of the four-pawed's involved! New entries will be accepted until midnight PST of June 29th. The cutest photo's will be designated semifinalist (so level of cuteness definitely matters) and then the winner will be chosen from those semifinalist by random number generator!
To enter and be eligible to win you must:
1.) follow this blog (via google, blogger, yahoo, twitter...see widgets near bottom right labelled "Puppy's Fan Club")
2.) live in the US.
3.) submit a photo entry of your pet via email (JPEG file) with the pet's name, your name, mailing address and permission to post your photo on this blog. Entries may be submitted via email to email@example.com .
4.) Please submit only one entry per pet per month (if you have several pets, you can submit one picture for each of them, as long as they are CUTE pictures!).
5.) I accept new entries throughout the whole month until June 29th, at which point this month's contest will be closed. The prize winner will be posted on our blog on Thursday July 1'st, 2010.
6.) I will NEVER give your email or mailing address to anyone else. If I send out a marketing email about a sale, you may get one however I sent out a total of 4 marketing emails last year so I think its safe to say that you won't be bombarded, and if you do get anything from me it will be cute!
Let the sharing of cuteness begin!
Our Featured Prize, to be awarded July 1st, 2010:
Sterling Silver Moonstone and Freshwater Pearl Wire Wrapped Pendant!
Sterling silver wire is swirled and sculpted around polished moonstone cabochon with beautiful blue flash! Sparkling Swarovski crystals and a cultured freshwater pearl are added for adornment!
The entire pendant measures just under 2 inches long , including the sterling bail and dangling pearl. The unwrapped moonstone dimensions are 11mm by 9mm. This piece comes with a long fine black satin cord, but would also look lovely worn on a silver chain.
My handmade original, infused with love! You will receive the exact pendant pictured here. Comes in a lavender satin gift bag with cards explaining the metaphysical properties of moonstone and pearl!
Metaphysical Properties of Moonstone: Known to many as the “stone of new beginnings”. It soothes emotional instability, stress and strong reactions to situations. It also can eliminate tunnel vision and open the mind to a variety of positive possibilities. Has a very feminine, empathetic energy.
Metaphysical Properties of Pearl: Stone of sincerity and purity. Allows the wearer to readily receive spiritual guidance. Enhances wisdom and personal integrity. Balancing and healing to all chakras.
Believed to keep a person balanced in love and relationships.
So get your cute on, and send us your cutest picture!