Cape Cod’s Cutest Pet Contest – Top 10 Finalists Announced!

The Top 10 Finalists Are Below! Congratulations to these Finalists!

Cutest Pet Finalist

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The top 10 photographs with the most votes will win a gift card to Hyannis Country Garden! The Winners Will Be Announced at the Paws at the Beach Festival 2017. More Information on this event can be found at the bottom of this page.

There will be 10 total gift cards awarded, broken down as follows.

  • 1 – $500
  • 1 – $200
  • 1 – $125
  • 7 – $25

Photo Contest: Rules, Terms and Conditions

CCB-Media invites photographers to enter our 2017 “Cutest Pets” Digital Photo Contest. You must read the following rules, terms and legal conditions before submitting any photos!

CCB-Media 2017 Digital Photo Contest (the “Contest”) is open to ALL photographers at least 18 years of age, except employees of CCB-Media and the immediate families of such employees. The contest is open to all participants regardless of residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation.


We are looking for striking digital images to celebrate the cutest pets on Cape Cod and surrounding areas.

Your images should be of the cutest pets on the Cape. You MUST have rights to use the photograph. We will NOT condone images that do not meet the guidelines.

If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to CCB-Media upon request. Entrants must not submit images that involve human nudity, the willful harassment of wildlife, damage to the environment by the photographer, put any individual or animal in danger, or infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person.

All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single “High Dynamic Range” image are acceptable. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be judged at the judging panel’s sole discretion.

Photographs should include the subject of the image, the location the image was taken, and the name of the photographer(s).


All images must be submitted the above Page. You MUST be the original owner of the image. By submitting your photo to, you give Cod Broadcasting Media permission to use your photo.


Entries may originate in any format — including, but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints — so long as they are submitted electronically. Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license (see “Your Rights” below).

Submissions may be watermarked if desired, but the watermark should be inconspicuous enough to not interfere with the judging of the photo. A watermarked photo might not be honored by the competition (at the judges sole discretion) if the photographer is unable or unavailable to provide a pristine, watermark-free version of the image when asked.

Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.

CCB-Media shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the judges are final.

By submitting a photo or voting, you agree to the FREE Newsletters. You may opt out at anytime in those newsletters.


Online entries can be uploaded starting 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time on August 14th, 2017. Deadline for submitting entries is 11:59 p.m. September 10th, 2017.

Entrants may be asked to supplement their submission (such as a paragraph about their photo, the highest resolution version of their photo, or a watermark-free version of their photo) anytime.

All eligible photographs will be posted and open for voting starting sometime on September 11th, 2017. Voting starts September 11th, 2017 and ends September 17th, 2017. The ten finalists receiving the most votes will be contacted by September 17th and invited to attend the Paws at the Beach Pet Festival 2017 on September 23rd, 2017, where the top 10 vote getters will be announced and the gift cards to Hyannis Country Garden awarded. The winner will be announced at the Paws at the Beach Festival 2017 and you, or a person you authorize to be there MUST be present to win.

CCB-Media reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.


The finalists will be determined by vote. Any and all visitors to will be able to vote.


You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit — including ownership if applicable. You only grant CCB-Media rights (as described below) to your photograph if you are honored by the competition as grand prize winner. Before you are formally honored by the competition, CCB-Media will contact you to confirm that you wish to grant us rights to your image as described below.

If your photograph is formally honored by the competition as an honorable mention, finalist, runner up or grand prize winner, you grant CCB-Media a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:

Use the photograph on the Internet in support of our mission.

Use the photograph in CCB-Media communications.

Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for non-commercial use, TNC-related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, and the like.

Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.

Keep the files provided, and to archive the images on CD or in other electronic forms, so that your photos can be used to support our mission and be properly credited.

More Information on the Event

Join us at Craigville Beach on September 23rd from 10m-3pm as we celebrate taking back the beach for the dogs!

Our family-friendly festival will have vendors of all types, adoptable animals, fun pet contests and also be crowning their “Cape Cod’s Cutest Pet” Grand Prize winner!

This years activities include:

  • 1-mile fundraising beach walk*
  • Wild Animal Demonstration
  • FREE microchipping by Cape Cod Animal Hospital *
  • “Ask the Vet” booth.
  • Pet Portraits byTengu Photography
  • Food
  • Vendor booths
  • Silent Auction
  • Pet Contests *
  • Meet and Greet with Juno from Juno’s Placeand Burt from Burt’s Brigade!
  • Animal Communicator Sessions*

FREE ADMISSION. Leashed, well-behaved dogs welcomed. Please be sure to have your dog up to date on all vaccinations.

*Purchase a wristband the entrance for $10 to take part in special events and giveaways from vendors.


All walkers must REGISTER TO WALK and get great give-aways from vendors, entry into all contests and more!

You can register day-of but will not be eligible for the fundraising gifts (T-shirt, sweatshirt) and will have to wait in line!

Want to Volunteer? Click here or email [email protected] for more information.

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