The Halloween season has finally arrived and we’re inviting you to celebrate the Spooktacular with us!

If you’re just dying to pick up a knife à la Freddie Krueger, or dress up in something goulish, frightening or cute, then you’ll be excited to learn that starting October 21st,

Best In Show Daily is holding its 2nd Annual Halloween Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest!

Unleash your magical axes, bewitching blades, hair-raising paws and creepy claws (or any other creative cutlery) to carve up a dog-themed jack-o-lantern. Impress the entire dog world with your terrifying talent! If you are unsure of what to carve, you can check out here.

Or get creative by dressing up your pup in their cutest, scariest, craziest or most outrageous Halloween costume. Invite a friend or family member to join in the fun too! For inspiration go here.

Don’t delay. Start dressing up and carving right away! The 2nd Annual Halloween Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest ends on November 1st, so be sure to check out the contest rules and entry details. (Oh, and don’t forget about the yummy prizes!)

Contest Rules:

1. The contest will begin at 12pm PST on October 21st and end at 5pm PST on November 1st. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the contest.
2. Your pumpkin must be lit by a light source in your photo entry. You can include another photo of the pumpkin, unlit, if you wish. Pumpkins must be related to dogs. Try to take the best picture possible, as picture quality helps to make a good impression on the judges.

3. Costume entries must include your pup.

Submitting Entries:

By submitting the photo(s), you are agreeing to allow Best In Show Daily to post the photo(s) on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and www.bestinshowdaily.com. You must be the owner of the photo, or obtain permission from the owner to submit it.

Please Include the following:

1. 1-2 photos of your entry
2. Full Name//of entrant?//
3. E-mail Address
4. Age Group
5. Description of entry in 15 words or less

Entries may be submitted using any ONE of the following:

Facebook:
Send us a message including the above details at www.facebook.com/bestinshowdaily.

Email:
Send us an email including the above details at info@bestinshowdaily.com

Twitter:
Use the hash tag #BISDailyHalloween2013 and send us a message containing the info above

Judging:

Jack-O-Lanterns:
Pumpkins will be judged according to the following age groups: 12 and under, teens (13-20), adults (21+). The pumpkins will be judged according to the following:

Most Scary
Most Comical
Most Difficult
Judges’ Favorite

**Your pumpkin must be lit by a light source in your photo entry. You can include another photo of the pumpkin, unlit, if you wish.

Costumes:

Entries will be judged according to the following:

Best Puppy
Best Group
Most Coordinated
Kids & Dogs

**Costume entries must include your pup.

Prize Drawing:

 

On or about Nov. 5th, Best In Show Daily will select winners of the Costume and Jack-O-Lantern contest on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and our website www.bestinshowdaily.com. The odds of being selected will vary by the number of entries. We will attempt to notify the winner via Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest or email. If the winner cannot be contacted within 5 days, we will select an alternate winner.

Prizes:

Best In Show Daily will award the winners with a gift card to Amazon.com or a yummy cupcake treat!