Thank you to all of our residents who submitted a photo of their pet this year! While this is one of our favorite annual contests to host, it is also the most difficult for our staff and judges as choosing “the best” pet is close to impossible- some look sassy, some look playful, and some look downright cuddly. We love them all.
To enter, residents uploaded a photo and caption of their pet. We sent out emails, hung posters, and posted social content encouraging people from the Hyde Park community to vote for their favorite pet. We took the top 10 entries with the highest amount of votes and sent them to our judge panel- a mix of executive Mac members, and community pet business owners. After much contemplation, they ranked the top 10 well-deserving winners who were awarded custom prize baskets from our generous local sponsor and neighbor, Sprocket & Stone. Prizes were also supplemented with Amazon Gift Cards.
See below for the winning pet photos. Be sure to congratulate our winners if you see them in the neighborhood this winter!
First Place: Franky, owner Melina
“Franky’s First Bath”
Prize: Sprocket & Stone Basket ($50) & Amazon Gift Card ($150)
Second place: Baron, owner Wes.
“Baron at Promontory Point– a frequent fixture on his walks all around Hyde Park”
Prize: Sprocket & Stone Basket, ($25), Amazon Gift Card ($100)
Third place: Buster, owner Amanda.
“My dog Buster begging in the Chicago summer sun”
Prize: Sprocket and Stone Basket ($15), Amazon Gift Card ($60)
Thanks again to all of our participants! We are already excited for 2018’s contest.