Thank you for taking the time to visit this page and find out a little more about sponsoring a class in one of our monthly shows.
Our sponsors so far have given us great feedback saying they really enjoyed the experience and felt that their sponsorship had benefitted their business by getting them in front of pet owners & new clients and creating new opportunities for increasing their sales.
So, How does it work?
We like to keep things as simple as possible - your business simply donates a prize to the 1st place winner in the class you sponsor (you may choose to supply prizes for lower placings at your discretion but there is no obligation to do so!)
You will need to send the prize(s) directly to the winner and will be provided with their address details after the close of judging for that month.
The type / value of the prize is entirely up to you!
Prizes offered so far include gift vouchers, discounts for online sales, dog toys and pet treatsetc.
The choice is entirely up to you but will obviously need to be suitable for the type of animal winning the class.
We find that many of our sponsors also like to judge 'their' class as well which we actively encourage!
Long-term sponsorship of classes has the added advantage of us being able to add your business details to the rosettes for your class giving you even more exposure to new clients!!
We require a minimum 3 month commitment from you so our entrants have continuity.
We ask that whilst you are a sponsor for us you do not set up and run your own online pet show.
We also take plaguarism very seriously and hold liability / copyright insurance to protect our ideas.
In return for your sponsorship your business name and details will be added to the website and the Facebook page naming you as one of our sponsors. We also use Twitter & Instrgram to reach as many potential new clients as possible
We will regularly tag your business on social media to promote you and we add sponsors names to the rosettes to give you maximum, long lasting exposure to potential new clients.
We are now into our 36th month of running and have seen a real growth in our clients with over 700,000 views on our Facebook page and over 101,000 hits on our website.
Each month our clients choose one animal related charity and we hold a class specifically to raise money for that charity. So far we have raised over £4500 for animal charities!
Our target market is massive, we are open to all animals from all over the world! Anybody who owns a pet and enjoys taking photos of it, from children to our more mature clients, enjoy taking part & being part of our Paws family.
We have no upper or lower age limit for our clients and we are a family friendly site.
People love to take photos of their pets and share them on social media and we are giving them a way to proudly show off their potential ‘Show Champion’ to the world and win some fantastic rosettes & prizes along the way!
In case you havn't seen it yet we also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pawsforapicture which we would encourage you to visit. This is where most of our interaction with our clients happens and really is good fun!
If you would like any more information or would like to discuss any aspect of our show then please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a private message to our Facebook page.
Judges Guidance & Code of Conduct- A copy of the message that is sent to all of our judges prior to the start of their judging.
IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ!!
Paws for a Picture – Judges Information.
Thank you for agreeing to judge a class in this month’s show.
There is strictly NO JUDGING before 7pm TONIGHT. From 7pm you have 72 hours to choose your winners.
Please send your results to me here by reply when you have made your decisions. Some classes span several pages in each album so please make sure you look at all the pages for your class before deciding on your winners.
Please choose 1st – 10th place. Where classes are 31 entries or more please choose 1st – 15th place.
Our exhibitors also really appreciate it if you could add a few words at the end to sum up your entries/winners!
Please do not place the same pet more than once in each class – sometimes the classes are huge and we want as many people as possible to walk away with a rosette. Placing the same owner but with a different pet is fine!
You must not knowingly judge any photos submitted by your friends or family - should a friend or family member enter the class you have agreed to judge you must inform me immediately and a replacement judge will be found for your class.
You need to be impartial and objective in your judging. This means looking at the class title and description & basing your decisions on how closely you feel each photo represents that class title then placing it accordingly.
You MUST NOT take into account any previous wins that the pet/owner may have had in the past (where you have seen them on Facebook or elsewhere) or how many entries have been made by a pet/owner. Your role is to only look at the entries made into your class that month.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Thank you for supporting us - Good luck & enjoy your judging xx