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The Cutest Dog Contest has begun!

Deadline to enter is December 4 at 9:59pm.

The top 10 cutest dogs will be voted on by the public during the voting period. A winner will be chosen from among the top 10 vote earners by a panel of judges from Sonoma Magazine and our beneficiary, Pets Lifeline.

The winning dog will be professionally photographed for a full page photo and bio in an upcoming issue.

All applicants will receive a digital faux Sonoma Magazine “Cutest Dog” cover with their dog’s image and name. All faux cover images will be sent to the email address provided in the entry form, and should be received within 2 weeks after voting concludes.

All applicants will be featured in the “Cutest Dog” photo gallery on the contest page on

Voting for the top 10 entries will be open December 4 – December 15.

The fee for each submission is $30, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Pets Lifeline.

All submissions will receive a complimentary 1 year (6 issue) subscription to Sonoma Magazine valued at $14.99. The first issue should arrive within 4-6 weeks. If you are already a subscriber, your subscription will renew at the term of 1 year at the end of your current subscription.

We stopped accepting entries on December 4th, 2017 at 9:59pm
Voting for this contest ended on December 15th, 2017 at 9:59pm
Winner(s) will be notified via email after December 15th, 2017

2017 Cutest Dog Contest Entries

You can vote by hovering over any image and clicking the heart at the bottom-right of the image. You can also click on any image to view a larger version of it. On the larger version, you can vote for or share the entry by clicking the icons at the top-left of the page. You can vote for as many entries as you would like, but can only vote for each entry one time.

Official Contest Rules

Eligibility: This contest is open to residents of the United States who are 18 years or older. Employees of Sonoma Magazine and its affiliates, and members of their immediate families are not eligible.

How to Enter: All eligible entrants can enter for a chance to win by submitting a photo, biography and contact information on the submission page.

Entries will be accepted between 10:00:00 pm PST November 9, 2017 and 9:59:59 pm PST December 4, 2017. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. All entries become the property of Sonoma Magazine.

PRIZES: Full-page photo in a Sonoma Magazine issue. All applicants will receive a digital faux Sonoma Magazine cover with your photo and name.

One (1) winner will be selected by a panel of independent judges (the readers vote online for the top ten (10) entries and the judges select the final winner). The judges will base their determination on the creativity of the description and photogenic photo. The winner/s will be notified by email or telephone. If a winner is unreachable after seven (7) days, or if that winner is unavailable for prize fulfillment, an alternate winner will be selected. If Sonoma Magazine cannot find an eligible winner for the prize, that prize will not be awarded.

Sonoma Magazine has no responsibility for lost, late or misdirected entries. All contest entrants agree to release Sonoma Magazine and its partners and affiliates from any and all claims and liability with respect to and in any way arising from participating in this contest, accepting of any prize(s), or technical, hardware, software or other failures of any kind.

The Contest and all of the related pages, contents and code are copyright, and/or Sonoma Magazine. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

All entrants agree to comply fully with each provision in these Official Rules. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this contest or any person who does not comply with these Official Rules, will be ineligible for any prize.

By submitting an entry, the winners agree to allow use of his or her name, and/or photograph for promoting this contest without compensation, unless prohibited by law.

Taxes are the sole responsibility of winner.

Contest void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Except as otherwise required by applicable law, Sonoma Magazine and its respective affiliates, employees, legal representatives, assigns and licensees, are not responsible for any loss or damage associated with an individual’s entry into this contest, the independent judging of the contest or the provision or otherwise of any aspect of any prize or any act or omission of any other person or party, and all warranties, conditions and representations (of any kind) not expressly set out in the Official Rules are hereby excluded.

This contest is not intended for gambling. If it is determined that a contestant is using the contest for gambling purposes they will be disqualified and reported to authorities.

Sonoma Magazine reserves the right to change the rules at any time.

This contest is sponsored by Sonoma Magazine, 427 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

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