THANK YOU!

Thank you for helping us select the finalist for this year’s Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill contest. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

Submissions accepted through
Monday, July 22 @ 11:59pm ET

Semi-finalists Announced
Monday, August 5

Finalists Announced
Wednesday, August 14

Public Voting
Wednesday, August 14 through Wednesday, September 4

Winners Announced
Wednesday, September 11 at Pet Night on Capitol Hill

For more information, please contact AHI at cutestpets@ahi.org

WHO MAY ENTER

Members of Congress, their staff, and committee staff working on Capitol Hill.

HOW TO ENTER

  • Complete the Cutest Pets Contest entry form
  • Tell us why your pet is is the cutest!
  • Upload one photo of your pet
  • Entry must be submitted by Monday, July 22 @ 11:59 pm ET

CONTEST RULES

  • Only one photo per pet will be considered
  • Multiple pets in one photo will not be considered
  • No people in the photos – pets only!
  • One entry per person

JUDGING

Each photo submitted by the deadline will be judged by a bipartisan panel. Only the pet’s photo, a registration number, and the pet’s name are visible to the judges. Judges will select the semi-finalists, which will be posted on AHI.org. Judges will then select finalists, which will be subject to public vote.

PUBLIC VOTING

Public voting will be conducted between Wednesday, August 14 & Wednesday, September 4
Photos of the finalists in each category (dog, cat, exotic) will be featured on AHI.org.
The one dog, one cat, and one exotic pet who receive the most votes will be named winners.

ANNOUNCING WINNERS

The winners will be announced at Pet Night on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, September 11

PERMISSIONS

By submitting a photo and descriptive information to enter this contest, you grant us permission to post the image, pet’s name, and your description of why your pet is the best on our website and social media. If your pet is a winner, your name and office will be included in social media and traditional media posts. Images may be edited to fit promotional material and/or on posters.

For more information, contact AHI at Cutestpets@ahi.org