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Bideawee Invites Local Students to Submit Artwork for the 10th Annual Love Your Pet Art Contest

Westhampton, New York, January 17, 2017 – Bideawee, a leading animal welfare and pet adoption organization serving metropolitan New York and Long Island, is pleased to announce it’s now accepting artwork submissions for the 10th annual Love Your Pet Art Contest. Students from schools across Long Island are encouraged to submit artwork expressing their love of pets.

“For the past ten years, we’ve had the privilege of receiving hundreds of paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography from Long Island’s talented young artists,” said Amy Brostoff, Director of Marketing at Bideawee. “We enjoy helping young pet lovers cultivate their artistic culture, and look forward to all of the submissions we’ll receive this year. We hope that our Long Island neighbors will support the students and Bideawee by attending the Art Expo and voting on artwork submissions.”

The contest is divided into two groups depending on the student’s age. First through eighth graders can submit any type of artwork (drawings, paintings, sculptures, etc.) for the contest, which must be mailed or dropped off at Bideawee’s Westhampton Adoption Center located at 118 Old Country Road before the February 5th deadline. All artwork must have a completed entry form attached. The first 300 entries will be displayed at Bideawee’s Art Expo located at the Adoption Center on February 10th and February 11th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on February 12th through February 16th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

The contest winners will be determined by public vote and announced on February 20th. Prizes will be awarded in four groupings based on the artists’ grades. A $5 donation will provide entrance into the Art Expo, and the funds from ticket sales will be used to help continue to care for the pets in need at Bideawee.

Students in the 9th through 12th grades are eligible to submit photography for the online Love Your Pet Art Contest. Photo submissions will be displayed online, and voting will be open from February 6th through February 16th. Winners of the online photo contest will be announced on February 20th.

Visit www.bideawee.org/loveyour pet for full submission details and to see past winners. All artwork must be received by February 5th to be considered for the contest.

For more information on Bideawee, visit their website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

About Bideawee

Bideawee, which means “stay awhile,” in Scottish, is one of the country’s oldest and most respected animal welfare and pet adoption organizations. Founded in 1903, Bideawee’s mission is to be Greater New York’s leader in rescuing, caring for, and placing homeless cats and dogs with people who love them. Bideawee provides an array of high touch services including adoption centers, animal hospitals, pet therapy programs, and pet memorial parks that serve pets and pet lovers on their lifelong journey together. Bideawee is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 humane animal organization and 100% of Bideawee’s funding comes from private sources. Bideawee operates adoption centers in New York City, Wantagh, and Westhampton. For more information, visit: www.Bideawee.org.

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Media Contact:
Mackenzie Smith
Mackenzie.smith@fetchingcommunications.com
(877) 703.3824 x106

Bideawee Contact:
Melissa Treuman
melissa.treuman@bideawee.org
(866) 262-8133

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