Saturday, August 14, 2010

Is Your Dog The Cutest Or Good Enough To Make It On The Calander

Medical Solutions Launches Cutest Pet Photo Contest

National Healthcare Staffing Leader Medical Solutions to Host Its First Ever Pet Photo Contest

Medical Solutions, an Inc. 5000 travel nursing company and travel therapy company has announced its first ever 'Cutest Pet Photo Contest' asking healthcare professionals to submit photos of their beloved pets to be voted on by their friends, family and general public.

Healthcare professionals in Nursing, Allied Health and Therapy are being asked to submit their favorite photo of their pets. Photo entries and voting begins August 12th and will continue through September 12th, 2010 at 11:59 pm. Contestants can enter any number of pets and anyone can vote for as many photos as they like, however those voting can only vote once per photo.

"I think it's safe to say that our travelers love their pets and we do too," said Craig Meier, Vice President of Client Development and Recruiting. "We recently conducted a survey with our travelers to determine their interests and received an overwhelming response about their "best friends" and how they couldn't travel without them. We in turn thought a photo contest would be a wonderful way for our traveling nurses and therapists to show off their loved ones! I wish internal employees of Medical Solutions were eligible, because I feel my three dogs, 'Cooper,' 'Izzy' and 'Bean' would blow the completion away!"

Entries are being judged on a five-star rating system and winners will be selected by a panel of judges at Medical Solutions who will choose the winning photos based on the number of votes, average rating and preference. Entrants are encouraged to share their pictures through as many social networking sites they may belong to in hopes of drawing more attention to their pictures. The three winning pet pictures will be eligible for over $800 in e-gift certificates from PetSmart, the largest specialty retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets.

For more information, including rules, about the Medical Solutions 'Cutest Pet Contest,' please visit

Grand Prize

* $500 e-Gift Certificate to PetSmart


* $250 e-Gift Certificate to PetSmart

Third Prize

* $100 e-Gift Certificate to PetSmart

About Medical Solutions
Medical Solutions, Inc. was one of the first travel nurse and allied healthcare staffing companies to be certified by the Joint Commission and has been continuously certified since 2004. Its focus is on meeting the urgent and short-term staffing needs of its clients with highly skilled allied health professionals, nurses and technologists. A nationwide network of travelers allows Medical Solutions to help its client hospitals continue to provide excellent patient care amidst a nursing and allied health shortage. Medical Solutions has contracts with nearly 1100 client hospitals nationwide and is one of the fastest growing companies in the travel nursing and allied health industry. Visit or to learn more.

Evanger's Pet Food Launches Annual Calendar Contest for 2011 Cutest Pet Pin-Ups

Evangers Dog & Cat Food Co., America's 75 year-old natural pet food manufacturer, is now accepting photographs for its 2011 edition of its annual nationwide pets calendar. 12 winners will be chosen as the pet of the month, but this year entrants will be competing for a feature spread under one of the calendar's 4 themes:

1. Evanger's Dog and Cat Sport Exhibitors
2. Service Dogs including (but not limited to): service pets for disabled, police & military work dogs, and search & rescue dogs.
3. Rescued pets
4. Most creative pet photo

12 Winners will receive Evanger's Super Premium Canned and Dry Pet Food and a 2011 calendar. Calendar details can be found at


Send your image as an e-mail attachment to no later than 6 PM EDT Monday, September 20, 2010. In your email, include the following information:

* Your name.
* The photographer's name.
* The names of all pet(s) in the photo.
* Your address and phone number (to enable Evanger's to contact you if you win).
* Under which theme you are entering.
* Please write 2011 Contest in the subject line.


In addition to having their pets featured in the annual Evanger's calendar, winners may choose from two prize options:

* Option 1: Once case of dog or cat food (any variety).
* Option 2: One 16.5 pound dry dog food bag (Chicken with Brown Rice, Pheasant with Brown Rice, or Whitefish & Sweet Potato) OR One 12 pound dry cat food bag (Pheasant & Whitefish).


1. Only high-resolution digital images (minimum 300 dpi) can be accepted. Please do not submit scanned photographs or photographs taken by cell phone.
2. All entries must be the original work of the entrant.
3. The entrant must own the copyright to the photograph.
4. Evanger's reserves the right to crop photos, if necessary.
5. By submitting an image, entrants grant Evanger's Dog and Cat Food Co., Inc., the right to use the photograph in the 2011 Calendar and in any other publications, media or related promotions.


* Make sure your photograph is adequately lit
* Get creative!

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