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Contest suggestion.

I agree with someone else’s comment in regards to dogs and cats having the upper hand in these contest. It is very difficult to dress up other animals like birds, reptiles, fish and other not as domesticated pets. Therefore their chances of winning first place are very slim which creates an unfair advantage to dogs and cats.
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Community Manager

Re: Contest suggestion.

Hi Krystal1541. 

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to share this with us, we greatly appreciate your feedback and it will be shared with the appropriate parties so we can make sure every pet feels they have a fair chance at winning first place.  

 

 

Alex

Occasional Contributor

Re: Contest suggestion.

Yes. I think there should be a reptile, fish and bird contest.
Occasional Contributor

Re: Contest suggestion.

Does anyone know when the pet art 101 contest is?
Community Manager

Re: Contest suggestion.

Hi OreoTheBunny06. 

 

 

Thank you for your input, we greatly appreciate it. Also, unfortunately we don't have any details yet about when the next pet art 101 contest will be, please stay tuned! 

 

 

Alex

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Occasional Contributor

Re: Contest suggestion.

I believe that there should be more categories when doing these types of contest. Like you said, Dogs and Cats have a greater chance to win a contest, which I totally understand your point. While in the other hand, reptiles, birds, and other animals don't. There should be different types of nominees. For example, having something like:

BEST PIC (DOG DIVISION)
1ST
2ND
3RD
BEST IN SHOW

BEST PIC (CAT DIVISION)
1ST
2ND
3RD
BEST IN SHOW

BEST PIC (FISH DIVISION)
1ST
2ND
3RD
BEST IN SHOW

BEST PIC (SMALL ANIMAL DIVISION)
1ST
2ND
3RD
BEST IN SHOW

BEST PIC (REPTILE DIVISION)
1ST
2ND
3RD
BEST IN SHOW

BEST PIC (BIRD DIVISION)
1ST
2ND
3RD
BEST IN SHOW

Now I do understand that animals like fish and birds cannot be dressed up, but they should be judged based on decoration and creativity. Now reptiles like bearded dragon, snakes and others, are more easy to dress up. So I believe that they should be judged based on their outfit (if they decide to dress them up), background aesthetic and creativity.
Contributor

Re: Contest suggestion.

Ramen1966,
I really like your idea of the division contests! Only it might be rather hectic for the judges and think of all the prizes they'd have to give!! Overall though it is a neat idea!
New Contributor

Re: Contest suggestion.

I can see why you'd think that might be the case, but I've seen judges award all kinds of pets as winners regardless of photo quality or pet.  The types of pets that enter is more heavily weighted to dogs and then cats so the advantage is only that people entering tend to have cats and dogs as pets more than other animals.  To say that dogs and cats have an unfair advantage just isn't a fair assessment.  Put on your creativity hat and keep trying; the judges are doing a great job. 

Occasional Contributor

Re: Contest suggestion.

I actually disagree with this. My leopard gecko, Norbert, has actually won several times. Yes, dogs and cats and other small mammals enter a lot, but when you enter more exotic animals in the mix, they stick out more. It definitely would give you a better chance of winning keeping it the way it is because your pet will be noticed more. Smiley Happy
Occasional Contributor

Re: Contest suggestion.

I agree with the idea that the contests would be a lot more hectic, and prizes would also be a lot more limited. I think it should be kept the way it is. Smiley Happy I like your thought on it, though. 

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