First, a word on the contest.
I was looking for something different to do this year. Almost everyone is doing a Holiday Gift Guide, and I had planned to as well. In the end, I was inspired by Snoopy decorating his dog house in "A Charlie Brown Christmas."
I didn't know how many people would actually take part in the contest. I thought if I got 10 entries, I would be surprised. I got over 20!
So I think we will do this contest again next year!
And next year I will have more for you guys: clearer rules, and more prizes and more winners! For instance, next year we will split the dogs off from other animals so that people with cats and ferrets and chickens and things will have their own chance of getting prizes.
On judging, I want to say that I chose two random people to be judges. One was a pet blogger, the other was a non-blogging friend of mine. Then my mom broke the tie. They judged on two things:
1) How well people followed the spirit of the contest by decorating their pet's living space. (this was objective)
2) Creativity. (Admittedly, this was a more subjective and vague category).
I now present the winners of the #DecktheDogHouse photo contest!
Drum Roll please!
Winner of Prize Pack #1 is:
Winner of Prize Pack #2 is:
Congrats to Jodi and Tony. I will be contacting you both and giving your information to Hallmark!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest. I hope everyone stays with us into the new year! We'll have more chances for you to win prizes.
Before you go, I would appreciate it if you would do me a favor.
I am asking for nominations (something I don't normally do) for the Sunshine Blog Awards. To be nominated, you have to be a Florida-based blogger (which I am).
I'm asking readers to please nominate me in the "Other" category. You have until the end of the year! Thank you!