With just a week to go to the Oct. 28 entry deadline, we have just four submissions in the 5th annual Dog Blog Howwwwwl-oween Costume Contest!
Maybe a prize announcement will spur some interest: The winner of the contest will receive a studio photo session for their dog with an Anchorage Daily News photographer. That's the same prize as last year, and it was a hit with winner Holly Kennedy and her Jack Russell terrier tiger, Zoe. Check out one of the shots she received.
As with the last two years, the prize category is for Alaskans only, but if you're from out of state, don't fret: The contest is all in fun, and there will be honorary awards from the judges and a People's Choice Award.
Here are the rules:
HOW TO ENTER: Post a photo of your pooch in costume before midnight Friday, Oct. 28th. Enter as many times as you like, but only one entry per dog will be judged. Hint: While there are no rules on costumes, the judges in the past have been drawn to homemade designs. Photos can be touched up but not altered with picture-editing software.
PRIZE: A studio photo session for the winning dog with an Anchorage Daily News photographer.
Last year, we received a record-breaking 104 entries, so expect some stiff competition -- and not just from the mummies! Just remember, costumes are for humans to have fun with, and our dogs don't always embrace them. Find one that's safe, and don't keep them dressed up for longer than the photo shoot if he or she is looking stressed.
* Daily News employees and their immediate families are not eligible for the prize but may enter for fun.