Squshify My Pet Contest - 2015

We had a lot of fun with our Squshify My Pet contest last year. So we're doing it again this year! Please be sure to read all the rules as there a some changes from last year.

What can I win?

The 1st prize winner will receive a framed custom felt pet portrait. Above are some examples of animal portraits we've made in the past. We'll use pictures, provided by you, to create a special one of a kind framed felt portrait of your pet in a style similar to those pictured above.

The 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive a small post card sized prints illustrations of their pet done in the Squshies cartoon style. Below are examples of what the illustrated Squshies look like. A custom illustration of your pet will be done in this style. 


Participants must be ok with the process of the custom portrait and illustrations being shared on the blog and social media (the sketches, the photos you'll provide us to work from, the final product, etc.)

Contest is open to all, but due to the high cost of shipping picture frames, we will only be covering shipping charges up to $12. Contest winners will be responsible for anything over $12. If the 1st prize winner is located outside of the Unites States, estimated shipping charges are approximately $10, depending on location. International winners may also be subject to import taxes, custom duties and fees. These are the responsibility of the winner.  Squshies is not responsible for any additional taxes, custom duties or fees charged by your government.

How do I enter?

To enter share your best pet photo with us on Instagram, Tumblr or Twitter. Use the special contest hashtag #SqushifyMyPet2015 so we can find your photos! Or you can leave a message on our Facebook page with your photo!

You can even email your best pet photos to danielle [!at] squshies.net and please use SqushifyMyPet2015 in the email subject line.

If you enter via social media, emailing us your entry is much appreciated! It makes it easier for us to keep track.

Please remember if you share your photos on a private social media account we won't be able to see them!

Participants must be ok with their pet photos being shared on our social media accounts and blog

How many times can I enter?

You may enter as many pets as you like, but only one photo per pet please. No matter how many pets you submit, you will only be eligible for one prize. If you submit a photo that has more than one pet present, only one pet will be used for the prize.

How long do I have to enter?

The last day for entries will be Wednesday, September 30th.

How will the winner be determined?

Team Squshies (Jason and I) will be picking our 10 favorite pet photos from all the entries submitted. These 10 finalists will be compiled into a blog post on our website.

You'll help us decide which of the finalists will be the winner by commenting on the blog! All photos will be assigned a number for easy commenting. Everyone will be voting for their favorite 3 pets from the finalists. Comments must have votes for 3 different photos, or they will not be counted.

How long will voting last?

Voting will being on Thursday October 1st and will end on Wednesday October 7th.

How will I know if I won?

Once the finalists are decided and the blog post goes live we will be notifying the finalists via the method they originally shared their photo. If you are a finalist, we will request your email address at this point so we can easily contact you if you win.

Shortly after the voting periods ends we will be notifying the winners via email. Winners will have 48 hours to respond. If no response is received, we'll move on to the next runner up.

Why do you need my email?

Messages can often be missed or overlooked on social media outlets. E-mail gives us a much more reliable way to communicate with the winners. You only have 48 hours to respond, so a reliable communication method is very important.

What happens if I win?

If you win, we'll e-mail you to let you know the good news! You have 48 hours to respond to claim your prize.

After the winner is announced we’ll make a custom portrait of the winning pet and the post card sized cartoon illustration prints for the 2 runners up. In order to make your custom portrait or post card sized print illustration we may require additional photos from all winners, for reference (straight on shots work best).

We will be documenting the process of creating a custom ornament on our social media.

How can I find out more about Squshies? 

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Our newsletter is sent out every 1 to-2 weeks.

Have fun and good luck!