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Beach Blanket Bosco

Pooch and Pup Photo Contest

OPEN REGISTRATION: October 6 – October 19

(Contest details below)


*Certain phones and tablets may have difficulty uploading with the camera app, so we recommend you take the photos before you sign up. If you still are not able to upload pictures via the form, please just reply to the email you receive with your pictures attached. Applications must have pictures to be considered.

For good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which I hereby acknowledged, I hereby grant Cool Water Ripple Books, LLC (CWRB), permission to use my photograph in any and all of it’s publication, including but limited to all of Cool Water Ripple Books, LLC printed and digital publications. I understand and agree that any photograph submitted for consideration will be become property of Cool Water Ripple Books, LLC and will not be returned.
I acknowledge that since my participation with Cool Water Ripple Books, LLC is voluntary, I will receive no financial compensation. I hereby irrevocably authorize Cool Water Ripple Books, LLC to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish or distribute this photograph for publicizing Cool Water Ripple Books, LLC programs or any other related, lawful purpose. In addition, I waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written or electronic copy, where in my photograph appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising out of or related to the use of the photograph.
I hereby hold harmless and release and forever discharge Cool Water Ripple Books, LLC from all claims, demands, and causes of action which I, my heirs, executors, representatives, administrators, or any other person acting on my behalf or on behalf of my estate have or may by reason of this authorization.
I am at least 18 years of age and am competent to contract in my own name. I have read this release before submitting this form with the button below and I fully understand the contents, meaning, and impact of this release.

Contest Details:

Make your dog a star!  Now is your chance to show your dog to the world.  He/she will vie for the chance to be forever ensconced in the new “Beach Blanket Bosco” first run edition, due out in time for Christmas, 2018.  Only the top 27 will win a spot in the book.

The Low Down: This is the second book in the “Bosco” series.  The original was so well received that we decided to honor select dogs (perhaps your dog) by placing their image within the pages of the book.  A great way to commemorate or memorialize your beloved friend!

It’s a Contest – Put Your Money Where Your Paw Is:  The gist of the contest is you submit to us a picture of your dog using the form below.  Tell all of your friends.  Your dog receives votes from followers on our website.  Votes are made by purchasing books or other merchandise under your dog’s voting page.  So maybe take care of some of that holiday shopping list?  Your supporters can also just make a donation.  The top 27 dogs who raise the most will win their spot in the book!

Supporting a Dog Rescue Charity: In case you may think: “Hey Cool Water Ripple, what’s in it for the doggies?” Well, we’re glad you asked. This will be a progressive share for Danny & Ron’s Rescue, based on money raised.  And this is how that works:

  • $1.00 to $1000 – 10%
  • $1001 to $2500 – 15%
  • $2501 to $5000 – 25%
  • $5001 to $9999 – 35%
  • $10000 to $15000 – 45%
  •  $15000 plus – 50%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Danny & Ron’s?  Since 2005, Danny & Ron have grown their outreach, actively seeking to rescue dogs from junkyards, animals chained to trees or living in small cages, abandoned pets living on the streets, dogs left homeless by hurricanes, bait dogs used in dog fighting, and hundreds of dogs from shelters—often moments away from euthanasia.

Danny & Ron’s Rescue is unlike any other rescue organization. Because an abused or neglected dog can only recover and learn to trust again when it is in a loving home, Danny and Ron have turned their own house into the ultimate safe haven. There, they personally care for injured and abused animals until they are ready for adoption. Each dog receives a wellness check from our veterinarian, is then spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, groomed, and loved.  But most important, each dog is treated like part of the family, fed organic dog food from its own bowl, and even allowed to sleep in the bed. The opportunity to live with humans and other dogs in a real home environment is the best way to prepare a dog for adoption and a life with a loving family. We are also proud to be one of the only organizations that does not charge a pre-set adoption fee and instead relies on an affordable donation from the adopter.

What your pupsters get: Simply put: STARDOM

  1. First place winner (top vote getter) Bam! Back Cover Your dog’s mug for eternity right there emblazoned on the back cover of a hardbound children’s book.
  2. Second place finisher – Their picture will be found somewhere in the confines of the story. A bit of magic performed here.
  3. Third place finisher – Similar to the second-place finisher. Just in another spot.
  4. Every other pooch gets their photo and a brief bio/message in a gallery in the back of the book. Kudos to Fidos.

The Nitty Gritty: Contest rules and such

  • Fundraising Goal:  $10,000.00
  • Registration period: October 6 to October 19
  • Contest period: October 25 to November 15
  • Fill out the form below between Oct 6 and Oct 19.
  • Submissions without photos will not be accepted. (Pro tip: Use your phone to do the sign-up!)
  • After October 19, our contest committee selects the top 50 applicants for inclusion in the contest. (details below)
  • We notify the top 50, get their Bio (crafted by you!) and create their voting page.
  • We send you the link to your dog’s voting page, along with helpful tips to help them climb the ranks.
  • Voting begins on Monday, October 25.
  • Once the contest begins, the live polls can be viewed here:  https://coolwaterripplegroup.com/vote-bosco/
  • The top 27 dogs win inclusion in the book.  #1 gets the (back) cover!
  • Remember, this is for a charity. A portion of all votes are a donation for a great cause!

So, let’s do this. Sign up now.  Tell your friends, family, heck even dog lovers you don’t particularly like, to vote on our website. Enter, buy a book, and give some glory to the only one in your family that is always happy to see you.