Oldies Club is celebrating older dogs! We are holding a fundraising photo competition for the seventh year running especially for dogs age 7 and over. The winning dog will represent the Oldies Club for the following year. The only rule for this competition is that dogs entering need to be veterans, they do not necessarily need to be rescue dogs to enter.
We have divided the UK up into 7 regions (North East, North West, South East, South West, Midlands, Scotland and Wales. The winner of each region will go forward to the Grand Final.
The competition will run for the month of March, closing at 9pm on Tuesday 31st March 2015.
PLEASE don’t leave it till the last minute and risk missing out!!
How to Enter
Entry cost is £2 per entry (one photograph per entry). You may have as many entries as you wish. Payment can be made by Paypal or cheque.
Our address for Paypal is email@example.com Please can you state when sending the money that it is for WOOF FACTOR, who you are and which photos the payment relates to.
If anyone wishes to pay by cheque please can it be made out to Oldies Club and sent to : 49A Kinross Close, Cinnamon Brow, Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 0UT (Please do NOT send photographs to this address). Please can you make sure you send a note with your payment so we know who you are and which photos the payment are relates to.
NB. You must own the copyright of the pictures you are posting as any photos entered may be used for future promotional material by Oldies Club. No studio shots such as those taken at Pets at Home events.
Oldies Club Committee members are unable to take part in this competition. This rule does not apply to helpers or other associates.
Photos should ideally be a headshot or show the dog clearly.
**Please resize your photos to 640 x 480 pixels before emailing them.**
Photos will need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state name and age of the dog and also which region you are in. Please do not send us hard copy photos through the post.
Only those photos which have their entry fee paid by the deadline will be sent to the judges.
Rosettes will be awarded to the 1st – 3rd place winners in each region. Regional winners will also win goody bags.
Rosettes have kindly donated by Marlin Rosettes.
Overall Winner will receive a Taster Box of Treats kindly donated by Lazy Storm, a pet portrait commission kindly donated by judge Gillian Ussher, Anicura set (including Spray, Gel Ointment, Shampoo & Conditioner ) & an item from Izabela Peters Pet Range
If you have any questions please contact a member of Oldies Club at email@example.com
Presenting the Judges
Janetta Harvey is author of “Saving Susie-Belle” and writes and campaigns widely on the subject of puppy farming. Two of her three dogs are survivors of the puppy farming industry and living with dogs who have been harmed by humans and yet can put that behind them, move on and enjoy their lives, inspires her every single day. As well as campaigning and seeking to educate the puppy buying public about the ugly side of the breeding industry, Janetta regularly fundraises for rescues and champions senior dogs whenever the opportunity arises. While cute puppies are always adorable, Janetta is on a mission to get others to look beyond the cuteness, and to celebrate the joy of oldies. Her next book “Saving One More” is due out in September and shares the story of her dog Twinkle’s journey to normal life after the puppy farm and explores the global nature of abusive commercial puppy breeding.
More on her campaigning and writing can be found on her Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Susie-Belle-Schnauzer/ , her blog http://susiefoodie.blogspot.co.uk/ and she can be followed on Twitter https://twitter.com/SusieBSchnauzer
Jo is the principal trainer at www.dog-first-aid.com and specialises in providing those who work with dogs with lifesaving emergency dog first aid skills and the confidence to use those skills should they need to. Jo grew up around the show ring mainly showing Belgian Shepherd Malinois at Crufts level, however in her early 20’s got involved in rescue and has been heavily involved with all aspects of rescue for many years. Jo is honoured to have been asked to be a judge for “The Woof Factor” and fully supports that fantastic work that Oldies Club do.
Gillian is a professional pet portrait artist based in Glossop, Derbyshire, working with both pastel and oil www.perpetualportraits.co.uk She regularly supports charities with her work, and lives with two Jack Russell Terriers, a Vizsla and a cat along with her human family.