Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Beginnings Story Contest -

Have a Great Story to Tell?
Enter the Shelter Challenge New Beginnings Story Contest and you can win for Rikki’s Too!!!

New Beginnings Story Contest - Grand Prize:  One $3,000 grant!
New Beginnings Story Contest - Runners Up:  Four $1,000 grants!

Share your rescued pet's rescue story with the world!
Welcome to the New Beginnings Story Contest portion of The Animal Rescue Site $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge of 2011 - with

Beginning January 10th, you can enter your "New Beginnings" rescue story and give your favorite eligible rescue organization (Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA) the chance to win a grant to help animals.

On February 28th and 29th, judges at The Animal Rescue Site will pick five story finalists, each representing a different organization.  So the more stories out there designating Rikki’s Refuge, the better your chances of winning another $1,000 or $3,000 for the animals!

Then, between March 2nd and 20th, everyone will have the chance to vote for their favorite stories - once every day! The top vote-getter will receive a $3,000 grant to help animals - and four runners-up will each receive a $1,000 grant.

Authors of the stories chosen as finalists will each also receive a $25 Reward Certificate to The Animal Rescue Site store.

The grand prize winner will be determined by the highest number of votes, and announced on March 23, 2011.

To Be Eligible, Your Story...
  * Must be between 20 and 300 words in length,
  * Must NOT contain graphic descriptions or photos of pain, abuse, or injury,
  * Must contain the Exact Name, City, State and Country of Eligible Shelter
            of course you’ll choose Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA 
            (you’re designating a shelter to receive the grant if your story wins,
            your animal does not have to be from the shelter)
    * Your photo should be 256K or smaller, a JPEG or GIF,
            and no wider or longer than 170 pixels.
    * Please do not post websites or e-mail addresses
    * Any solicitations posted here will be removed.
    * Stories deemed inappropriate will be removed.
    * Confirm your story from that e-mail and we will publish it on The Animal Rescue Site™
    * You will receive your own personal link to share with friends and family!

Need some editing help with your story?  Or need your photo sized properly?  Just send them to me, Vincent D. Cat,  and I’ll get that done for you and then send it back to you for submission.

Please send me stories and pictures for anyone you submit too so I can print them here in Good Morning Good News too!

Ready to enter?  Have your photo ready and your story in a file showing on your computer, you can cut and paste so you don’t make any mistakes typing!

Please click here, and follow the submission directions!

Be sure the first line of your stories says:
Representing Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA 

1 comment:

Lolly said...

I have 14 beloved cats, all of them rescues or ferals I took in, some with some really great and inspiring stories. Questions:
**can I enter multiple stories?
**can I enter the stories even if my beloveds have passed and are no longer with me on this earth walk?