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Bideawee Names Winners of the 11th Annual Love Your Pet Art Contest

Westhampton, New York, Feb. 21, 2019 – Bideawee, a leading animal welfare and pet adoption organization serving metropolitan New York and Long Island, announced the winners of the 11th annual Love Your Pet Art Contest. Students from schools across Long Island and New York City submitted artwork and photography expressing their love of pets. Based on public votes, the winners are:

  • Grades 1-2: Allison Lewis, grade 2, East Moriches Elementary School
  • Grades 3-4: Andrew Lewis, grade 4, East Moriches Elementary School
  • Grades 5-6: Madison Cohen, grade 6, Portledge Middle School
  • Grades 7-8: Joelle Cole, grade 8, Westhampton Beach Middle School
  • Grades 9-12: Stefanie Stypulkowski, grade 11, Center Moriches High School

“We received over 200 submissions from talented young artists,” said Amy Brostoff, Director of Marketing at Bideawee. “We’ve been hosting the Love Your Pet Art Contest for eleven years now and we look forward to showcasing the talented artwork and photography of local pet lovers for many more years to come. We appreciate all the students that participated in the contest this year and the public who voted on the winning artwork and photography.”

The contest was divided into groups based on grade level. First through eighth graders submitted various types of artwork (drawings, paintings, sculptures, etc.), which was displayed at Bideawee’s Art Expo. High school students submitted photography for the online Love Your Pet Art Contest. Two of the winners, Joelle Cole and Stefanie Stypulkowski, also won for their age groups last year. All winning students received gift cards from retailers including Target, Splish Splash, Tanger Outlets and Dave & Busters.

Visit to see this year’s winning artwork and photography. For more information, visit Bideawee’s website and follow the organization 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, an animal hospital, 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:

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Media Contact:
Mackenzie Smith
(877) 703.3824 x106

Bideawee Contact:
Melissa Treuman
(866) 262-8133

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