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FAQs

How do I enter?

NO PURCHASE OR DONATION IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Nominations begin January 15, 2014 12:00 P.M. (noon) Eastern Time (“ET”) – which will equate to 9:00 AM Pacific Time (“PT”)- and end February 28, 2014 at 12:00 P.M. (noon) ET (“Nomination Period”). You may nominate a dog in one of the eight (8) Contest Categories by submitting to Sponsor a completed and signed 2014 Official Contest Entry and Release Form (“Entry Form”) and Photograph that meet the criteria of the Contest Submission Guidelines and Official Rules.

When is the last chance to enter the contest?

You may enter the contest up until 12:00 P.M. ET (noon) on February 28, 2014

Can I enter the contest through the mail, or by emailing you a photograph?

The Contest Entry Form is available online at www.herodogawards.org/nominate (or such other website designated by Sponsor) 

How old do I have to be to enter/participate in the contest?

You must be 18 years or older at the time of entry to participate in the contest and own (or be the authorized agent of the owner of) the nominated dog.

Can I enter even though I do not live in the United States?

No, the photo contest is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia.

Why has my entry been removed from the contest?

Any entry can be removed if it fails to meet the required specifications, at sole discretion of American Humane Association.

When does voting begin? 

Semi-Finalist Voting:

Between 12:00 P.M. (noon) ET on March 7, 2014 and 12:00 P.M. (noon) ET on June 6, 2014 (“1st Round Voting Period”), individuals who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and reside in one of the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia may visit www.herodogawards.org (or such other website designated by Sponsor) to register and vote for individual dogs in each of the eight (8) Categories. A voter may vote for more than one Entry, however, voters are limited to one vote per Category each day.

Finalist Voting:

Between 12:00 P.M (noon) ET on June 13, 2014 and 12:00 P.M. (noon) ET on June 30, 2014 (the “2nd Round Voting Period”), individuals who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and reside in one of the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia may visit www.herodogawards.org (or such other website designated by Sponsor) to register and vote for category Finalists. A voter may vote for more than one Entry; however votes are limited to one dog each day. For the Finalists, public votes will account for 49% and voting of a panel of judges selected by American Humane Association will account for 51%.

Grand Prize Winner Voting:

Between 12:00 P.M (noon) ET on July 7, 2014 and 12:00 P.M. (noon) ET on September 15, 2014 (the “3rd Round Voting Period”), individuals who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and reside in one of the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia may visit www.herodogawards.org (or such other website designated by Sponsor) to register and vote for the Grand Prize winner (the “American Hero Dog”). A voter may vote for more than one Entry; however votes are limited to one dog each day. For the Grand Prize winner, public votes will account for 49% and voting of a panel of judges selected by American Humane Association will account for 51%.

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