To nominate a pet, you must be a legal U.S. resident age 18 or older at the time of participation and fill out the entry form with all required sections. The entry period will run from May 1 until April 30, 2023 at 11:59pm. eastern time. Reader’s Digest reserves the right to change the entry period at any time for any reason. Any change to the entry period will be posted here; please check this site for any change. Entries received after the entry period has ended will not be considered. Reader’s Digest is the official timekeeper for this promotion. Void where prohibited. Photographs must be submitted as small electronic files: They must be 1 MB maximum (500 pixels @72 dpi), JPEG format only. Name each file with the name of your pet. Digital photos must meet these resolution requirements, necessary for publication. Employees, officers and directors, and their immediate family members and members of their household (whether related or not), of Reader’s Digest, its parent and affiliated companies and any promotion partner or agent are prohibited from nominating a place and from voting in this promotion.
To complete your entry, make sure to include great stories about your pet pals, following the instructions on the entry form. Pictures are required. And the more you send us, the better your entry! Photos and text in each submission must be the original work of entrant.
Qualifying entries will be considered in the naming of winners, which will be viewable on rd.com and in Reader’s Digest. Entry qualification will be determined by the editors of rd.com and Reader’s Digest. Qualified entries must meet minimum criteria, including but not limited to a fully completed entry in accordance with all requirements, an engaging description of your pet pals, at least one engaging story that demonstrates what makes these pet pals the best in America, and at least one picture illustrating these pet pals. Videos will also be considered. Some entries may not appear on the site. Reader’s Digest reserves the right to remove content at any time and for any reason. Editors’ decisions on qualifying entries and winners are final.
Once the entry period is over, Reader’s Digest editors will select finalists and winners from the qualifying nominees. Winners will be chosen by Reader’s Digest editors in their sole judgment. The process may include an online vote; if so, the voting terms and conditions will be posted on this site.
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Here are some important entry requirements:
Each submission must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity. Except as may be prohibited by applicable law, you grant Reader’s Digest and its licensees unrestricted rights to use, publish, adapt, amend, modify, translate, reproduce and distribute your entry worldwide in all print and electronic media, now or hereafter existing, in any language, without time limitation, and the right to use your name, your pet’s name, likeness and/or information about you in connection therewith (including for advertising and trade purposes) without compensation or authorization. Your entry may be cropped or edited for brevity and clarity, at the discretion of the editors of Reader’s Digest. All entries and other materials submitted in connection with this promotion may not contain any material that is obscene, defamatory, offensive or otherwise objectionable.
By participating in this promotion, each entrant agrees to fully release, forever discharge and hold harmless Reader’s Digest, its parent and affiliated companies and any promotion partner or agent from and against all claims, costs, liabilities, losses, injuries, and damages arising out of this promotion, including, but not limited to, any claims for personal injury, death or damage to or loss of property or any other harm arising out of entrant’s participation in the promotion, or any travel or activity that is related to the promotion.
Reader’s Digest reserves the right to terminate or modify the promotion at any time for any reason.