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11-Mar-09, 22:30
The Woof Factor
Oldies Club wishes to celebrate older dogs by holding a fundraising photo competition especially for dogs age 7 and over. The winning dog will represent the Oldies Club for the following year. The only rule for this competition is that dogs entering need to be veterans, they do not necessarily need to be rescue dogs to enter.
We have divided the UK up into 7 regions (North East, North West, South East, South West, Midlands, Scotland and Wales. The winner of each region will go forward to the Grand Final. As well as becoming the face of Oldies Club for 09/10 the winner will also win a dog bed worth up to £50 kindly donated by Kudos Pet Products (http://www.kudospetproducts.co.uk/) and a signed copy of Pet Photography Now! by Paul Walker of Paws Pet Photography. (http://www.pawspetphotography.co.uk/)
**The competition is now open and will close on 29th March 2009 at 9pm**
PLEASE don’t leave it till the last minute and risk missing out!!
How to Enter
Entry cost is £2 per entry (one photograph per entry). You may have as many entries as you wish. Payment can be made by Paypal or cheque. Our address for Paypal is paypal@oldies.org.uk If anyone wishes to pay by cheque please can it be made out to Oldies Club and sent to : 49A Kinross Close, Cinnamon Brow, Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 0UT
NB. You must own the copyright of the pictures you are posting as any photos entered may be used for future promotional material by Oldies Club.
Photos should ideally be a headshot or show the dog clearly. Please could the a file size be restricted to around 30kb - 50kb.
Photos will need to be sent to oldies@oldies.org.uk. Please state name and age of the dog and also which region you are in.
Only those photos which have their entry fee paid by the deadline will be sent to the judges.
Judging will take place after the competition has closed and the results will be posted as soon as we have them.
Rosettes will be awarded to the 1st – 3rd place winners in each region. Region winners will also win goody bags of fabulous prizes.
If you have any questions please contact a member of Oldies Club at oldies@oldies.org.uk.
Presenting the Judges http://www.oldies.org.uk/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif
We are thrilled to present our judges who have give time out of their busy schedules to support Oldies Club by judging our competition
Brian Blessed
Well-known actor Brian Blessed recently featured on the television show The Underdog Show with his Dogs Trust companion Dougal and they came in second place.
Marc Abraham
Marc is a vet based in Brighton but has featured on many tv programmes including the Paul O’Grady Show and Its Me or the Dog. He recently received a Special Recognition Award as the UK’s favourite vet. Marc The Vet (http://www.marcthevet.com/).
Joe Inglis
Joe first appeared on our screens as a trainee vet in Vets School and then onto Vets in Practice. Now as well as being a vet Joe runs a natural pet food company Pets Kitchen (http://www.petskitchen.co.uk/).
Victoria Stilwell
Victoria Stilwell is one of the world’s most well-known and respected dog trainers. She is best known for hosting the show Its Me or the Dog. Victoria Stilwell (http://www.victoriastilwell.com/).
Angela Stockdale
Angela Stockdale is a dog aggression specialist. She is the pioneer of Canine Communication Classes and runs extensive workshops in the UK and Europe on Aggression. Dog Partnership (http://www.dogpartnership.co.uk/).

12-Mar-09, 13:07
Sounds a great idea - Shame I don't have an elderly pooch ! The Animal Rescue I am a member of held a similar competition too ! It was a great success and very popular ! There have been some brilliant photos of dogs posted on this forum so hope you gets lots of 'Orgers' entering their dogs ! Good luck !

12-Mar-09, 13:51
I might enter my two old girls..thanks for posting this as it sounds a lovely idea for our elderly canines.:)