Hello Fellow Animal Lovers,

We are going to be doing a unique contest / fundraiser for young artist where the winners of the contest get to choose which 501c3 organization will receive the donations.  This is a young artist contest / fundraiser for aspiring artist between the ages of 5 and 17.  Not only is this a great way for the young artist to get their name out there and show the world their artistic talents, but it is also a way of introducing our children to animal rescue at a young age.  

How this contest will work:

We will be revealing 5 diary entries of our book,  “Diary Of A Displaced Dog / Millie’s Story”.  The contestants are to read the entries and draw a picture that represents what they read.  The contestants do not have to draw a picture of each entry revealed but the more pictures they draw the greater chance of their winning.

 There will be a minimum of 5 winners from each age group in which one of their pictures will be chosen to be placed in our revised fundraiser book.  An additional 4 winners from each age group revealed below will be chosen to have one of their pictures placed in our upcoming calendar. 

Our winners from our Calendar contest will be announced at a later date. Prizes will be awarded.

PLEASE NOTE:

In order for this contest / fundraiser to take place, we require a minimum of 25 young artist contestants from each age group to participate.

We are looking for 5 more judges to assist in reviewing our contestant’s drawings.  Please message us if interested.

 If any individual, business or organization would like to donate gift cards or other prizes to be used to award our young artists please message us.  We will be setting up a Sponsor Page to display our sponsors on our website.


Age Groups:

*          Junior: Artists between 5 – 8 years old.
*          Pre-Teen: Artists between 9 – 12 years old.
*          Teen: Artists between 13 – 17 years old.

Steps to enter:

  • Each contestant must adopt a non-profit animal rescue organization to sponsor during this contest / fundraiser.  This organization must be a valid 501c3 non-profit organization involved with Animal Rescue.

  • Contestants need to make sure to like our “Me & My Rescue” Facebook page and join our “Diary Of A Displaced Dog” Facebook group before entering the contest. Only entries sent by members of our Facebook page “Me & My Rescue” and our Facebook Group “Diary Of A Displaced Dog” by the entry deadline date will be considered by the judges.  (Parents / Guardians: Be advised that some members do post graphic pictures of abused and neglected animals on our pages. (It is animals like these that we are trying to help with this fundraiser.) Please take whatever precautions you deem necessary when assisting your young artists in liking our page and joining our group.)

  • Format: Artwork must not be framed or outlined with borders.  All artwork must be drawn as a 6” X 9” very detailed, pencil sketched drawing.  The drawing must include the artists name, name of drawing and date completed clearly legible at the bottom right hand side of the drawing.  This will be used to credit the artist for their work.  
  • Entries missing this information will not be considered.

  • All entries must be submitted with a written “Certificate of Authenticity” as a separate attachment.  As long as the contestant list each drawing by name and date individually on the Certificate of Authenticity, A separate certificate will not required for each drawing submitted. The Certificate of Authenticity should be worded as shown below.

    I/We certify that this drawing(s) (enter the name of your drawing as it appears on the drawing), dated: (enter date drawing was completed)

    is the original and unassisted work of: (enter contestants name)”.

    We certify that: (enter contestant’s name), is / was (enter contestant’s age) at the time this drawing was completed.

    We further certify that we have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions and the Contest Rules and Legal Disclaimer displayed on the

    www.displaceddog.org website.


  • Certificates are to be signed by the contestant and one of the contestant’s parents or guardian.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS


  • All entries must be sent as .jpg or .gif file to our email address [email protected] by the deadline date.

  • Pictures of Millie will be displayed on our Facebook Page and Group.  Any drawings containing Millie, submitted for this contest should closely resemble her.
  • Computer-generated artwork will not be considered.
  • Actual photos of animals will not be considered.
  • We will not consider any sketches sent to us that do not pertain to the 5 book entries provided for this contest.

  • The winners of the book picture contest will receive a link to the updated book containing the winning pictures, that they can post on their website, Facebook page, blog etc. They should also encourage their adopted Animal Rescue Organization to post it on their pages as well.  (The contestants should be selective of the Animal Rescue Organization they choose to adopt.  It is best if you choose an organization that will make the time to actively work with you on promoting your link for this fund raiser on their website, and other social media sites as well.)  ***Please make sure you discuss the fundraiser with the organization prior to adopting them.***

  • For one week (Dates to be determined at a later time) the winners of the book picture contest will receive 25% from each book sold via their link and their adopted Animal Rescue Organization will also receive a donation of 25% from each sale made by the winners link. (Example: The book is currently being sold at $3.99. Say you promote and sell 250 eBooks during that week.  You will receive $250.00 and your adopted Animal Rescue Organization will receive a $250.00 donation).

  • After the first week the winning artist will continue receiving 20% of each sale from their link for as long as they keep their link active. 

  • Funds earned will be deposited into an active PayPal account that the winners link to.  Parents or guardians should assist in setting up PayPal accounts.  If a PayPal account is not an option we will consider another means of payment.

  • Donations to the adopted Animal Rescues will be paid by check.  Images of the checks will be posted on our Facebook pages. 

  • The artist of the winning entries will be given full credit for their work but the winning drawings will become and remain the property of Diary Of A Displaced Dog. 


Contest Rules and Legal Disclaimer

  • Diary Of A Displaced Dog, its staff, and its owners reserve sole and final judgment as to all matters concerning contest and interpretation of contest rules.

  • By entering any contest run by Diary Of A Displaced Dog you agree to abide by the following terms.

  • No purchase is necessary to enter our contests.

  • Contestants must fall with in the age requirements of the contest listed above and be a legal resident of the fifty United States or District of Columbia to enter unless otherwise specified.

  • Contestants DO NOT need to be subscribed to newsletters.

  • Keep your email address current.  If we cannot contact you via email, you forfeit your winner’s status.

  • Make sure your email filters do not prevent us from contacting you.

  • The odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants and the quality of the entries.

  • Winners will be notified by email and will be announced on our Facebook Page and Group.

  • The decisions made by the judges regarding each contest or drawing are final and binding.

  • If a winner cannot be reached after a reasonable amount of effort has been made to notify the winner of the prize, the winner forfeits his/her rights to the winning prize.

  • If a winner does not get in touch with us within 7 days of winning, the winner forfeits his / her winnings.

  • If an email returns as undeliverable, the winner forfeits his/her rights to the prize.

  • While we may send emails requesting follow-up information to each winner, Diary Of A Displaced Dog assumes no responsibility to ensure winner response.


General Conditions:  (The below conditions are listed as a suggestion from legal councel) We will make every effort to work out any issues that may arrise without having to resort to the below General Conditions. 

  • No purchase necessary.  Making a purchase will not increase your chance of winning the contest.  Void where prohibited by law.  All decisions of Diary Of A Displaced Dog are final.  By entering our contests, participant’s and participant’s parents or legal guardians warrant and represent that they agree to be bound by these contest rules and the final decisions of Diary Of A Displaced Dog.

  • Diary Of A Displaced Dog reserves the right to cancel contests at any time for any reason.

  • Diary Of A Displaced Dog reserves the right to modify the dates and or terms of contest at any time without prior notice. (In the event of any changes, notice will be made on our Facebook page and group.)

  • Contests are subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and shall be governed by Tennessee law.  By participating, entrants agree that Tennessee courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to the contest or sweepstakes and agree that Rutherford County, Tennessee shall be the venue for the same.

  • Prizes may not be substituted or transferred by any contest/sweepstakes winner and a winner may not receive cash redemption equal to the value of the prize in lieu of the prize.

  • Prizes, if offered, are offered, “as is” with no written, express, or implied warranty.  Diary Of A Displaced Dog is not responsible for replacing prizes as a result of damage prior to, during or after shipping or events beyond the control of Diary Of A Displaced Dog.

  • Diary Of A Displaced Dog is not responsible for late, lost, illegible, misdirected, mutilated or incomplete entries.

  • Anyone using fraudulent means to participate and/or win the contest will be disqualified.  ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWAS SPONSOR RESERVES ALL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMATES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY ENTRANT ATTEMPTING TO DO SO TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING REPORTING SUCH ACTIVITIES TO THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES WHICH MAY RESULT IN OUR LEAD TO CRMINAL PROSECUTION.

  • Diary Of A Displaced Dog reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or prematurely conclude a contest should any computer virus, malfunction, fraud, tampering, unauthorized intervention or other cause beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the contest.

  • In the event a contest is canceled prematurely for any reason, Diary Of A Displaced Dog will use reasonable efforts to pick an alternate winner, but in the event an alternate winner cannot be determined, the prize(s) will not be awarded.

  • Contestant Release:

  • Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name, city, state and winning entry for promotional purposes.

  • Contest entry constitutes permission to use winning submissions on Diary Of A Displaced Dogs website and other social sites without further compensation.  Furthermore, entry constitutes permission to archive your winning entries indefinitely on any webpage on our website or social media pages or groups.

  • Contestants agree that the Diary Of Displaced Dog retains the right to seek Arbitration.  The Arbitration shall have jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to the contests sponsored by Diary Of A Displaced Dog, should any part of this agreement not be legally binding.

Releases/Hold Harmless:

Diary Of A Displaced Dog, its owners, its staff, its affiliates, its advertisers, and its prize donors are not liable or responsible for:

  • any claims, damages, losses, injuries, or death including any third party claims, arising from or relating to, in whole or in part, any contest, including entry and participation in any contest and acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prizes.
  • entries that do not follow guidelines.
  • entries and responses to winner notifications that are illegible, incomplete, late, lost, miss delivered, marked postage-due, or undeliverable.  
  • any technical or human errors, malfunctions, failures, etc,  resulting in participation of contests.

Prize Releases:

Diary Of A Displaced Dog, its owners, its staff, its affiliates, and its advertisers are not liable or responsible for:

  • donors (sponsors) who do not follow through with delivery of prizes.
  • prizes that are lost in the mail, arrive damaged, are defective, or have other unforeseen problems.
  • substituting another prize in lieu of the original prize.


Privacy:

We will not sell your address or personal information.   Your address may be required so that the contest sponsors may send your prize, should you win a prize that requires delivery to a physical address.