Deadline is midnight tonight (Oct. 31) to submit a picture to the ADN Dog's sixth annual Howl-oween Costume Contest. The winner will be announced on the blog.
As with the last three 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 Wednesday, Oct. 31. The winner will be announced Sunday, Nov. 4. Enter as many times as you like, but only one picture 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. Judging will be performed by an elite panel of dog costume enthusiasts around the Daily News office.
As with past years, there will be a People's Choice poll that will be available on the blog later this week. Check back to vote on your favorite pooch.
PRIZE: A studio photo session of the winning dog's costume with an Anchorage Daily News photographer.
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.