Contest Rules and Regulations

Before entering any of AskTheCatDoctor.com's contests, please read the following rules and regulations. Any submissions or participation in contest voting indicates that you agree with the following terms.

CONTEST PARTICIPATION:

-- You must be 18 years of age or older to submit an entry to any contest.

-- All submissions and photos must be original. Entries that violate any copyrights will be banned.

-- Only one entry per person is allowed.

-- Only one photo is allowed per entry.

-- All entrants are asked to subscribe to our free newsletter or already be an active subscriber.

-- Any submissions that are deemed not suitable for this website or are inappropriate in nature will be withdrawn by the owners of http://www.askthecatdoctor.com

-- Anyone who submits any abusive or inappropriate submissions will be banned from entering future contests.

WINNER SELECTION:

For Contests with Voting Periods

-- Votes can be cast to determine the top five entries between the dates indicated on the current contest page.

-- Only one vote per valid IP address is allowed. All others will be discounted.

-- One winner will be selected from the voter-chosen top five entries by a vote of the staff at http://www.askthecatdoctor.com and participating sponsor company, where applicable.

For Contests without Voting Periods

-- Winner(s) will be chosen through the cooperative efforts of AskTheCatDoctor.Com Staff and/or any participating sponsors.

-- Although voting ballots may not be posted, comments indicating the entries you would like to win in the comments section are allowed and encouraged.

-- Comments indicating preference for particular entries will not be counted and will not be factored in the opinion of staff choosing the winners.

WINNER NOTIFICATION AND PRIZE COLLECTION:

-- Winner will be sent a "Congratulatory Email" and will have 7 days to respond to said e-mail.

-- Winner will be required to submit full name and shipping address in order to receive contest prize. Winner will be given the option to choose a color, size, or additional specific prize options, when available, at this time.

-- If prize is not claimed within 7 days, the 1st place winner forfeits all rights to claim prizes. The prize will then be allocated to the 2nd runner up, to claim within 7 days of their notification email. If prize is not claimed by 2nd runner-up, all rights to claim prizes are forfeited and allocated to the 3rd runner-up. The prizes are passed down according to the number of prizes being given in a particular contest. If prizes are not claimed by the 3rd runner-up within 7 days of notification email, all rights to claim prizes are forfeited and returned to the property and owners of http://www.askthecatdoctor.com and/or participating sponsor company.

-- No notice will be sent to entrants not chosen as a winner.

-- Winner’s first name and entry photo will be posted on our website.

ADDITIONAL PARTICIPATION TERMS:

-- Your privacy is assured. Please review our Privacy Policy for details.

-- All submitted entries, videos, and photos become the property of http://www.askthecatdoctor.com.

-- All contest decisions are final.

-- Contest void where prohibited.

-- Employees, family, and/or associates of http://www.askthecatdoctor.com and participating sponsor companies and their affiliates are not eligible to enter this or any contest featured on this site.

Again, by submitting an entry to this contest, you are indicating that you agree to all of the rules, terms, conditions and eligibility guidelines outlined on this page.

For additional terms and guidelines about submissions, please review all details on the current cat contest page.

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