About the Shelter Challenge
Total Shelter Challenge Prizes to be awarded between October 28 and December 22, 2013, shall consist of $100,000 in cash grants, 5,100 vaccinations, and 3,825 pet beds for a total of 249 prizes.
The monetary prizes will be awarded as cash grants as follows:
Grand Prize: $10,000**
Second Place (Overall): $2,000**
Nine (9) Photo Grand Prizes: $1,000 each
Twelve (12) Photo Runner-Up Prizes: $500 each
Eight (8) Weekly Prizes: $1,000 each
Eight (8) Recruiter Prizes: $1,000 each
Fifty-one (51) State Prizes: $1,000 each*
Two (2) Canada Prize: $1,000*
Two (2) U.S. Organized Territories & Presidential Republics: $1,000*
Two (2) International: $1,000*
*These prizes are considered regional prizes and subject to the restrictions for regional prizes found in the Rules. In Winter 2013 Shelter Challenge, regional prizes may not be won by weekly prize winners nor Summer 2013 Regional First Place winners (a complete list of Summer 2013 First Place winners is available here).
Summer 2013 First Place Regional Winners may still win Grand Prize, Second Place, Weekly, Recruiter, or Photo prizes if they are registered for the Winter 2013 Challenge.
**Previous Grand Prize winners in 2013 are not eligible for Grand Prize or Second Place for Winter 2013 Shelter Challenge, but may still win other categories for their region, Weekly, Recruiter, or Photo prizes if they are registered for the Challenge.
The non-monetary prizes will be awarded as follows:
Fifty-one (51) State Second Place: 100 Vaccinations each*
Fifty-one (51) State Third Place: 50 Unreal Lambskin Pet Beds each*
Fifty-one (51) State Honorable Mention: 25 Unreal Lambskin Pet Beds each*
*These prizes are considered regional prizes and subject to the restrictions for regional prizes found in the Rules. In Winter 2013 Shelter Challenge, regional prizes may not be won by weekly prize winners nor by previous Regional First Place winners in the Summer 2013 Shelter Challenge.
Vaccinations: The winning groups can select 100 doses of one of the following vaccinations manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim: Rabies, Bordetella, FVRCP or DHPP.
Unreal Lambskin Pet Beds: These 20" x 30" machine washable fleece mats are suitable for kennels or cat cages and manufactured from synthetic sheepskin by Tory Road.
Delivery of all Shelter Challenge Prizes and tracking of their use will be coordinated by the Petfinder Foundation. It is the responsiblity of the winners to to supply current contact information, to respond to requests for mailing/shipping information, and to provide any additional information needed for delivery of prizes when requested by the Foundation. If a winner fails to do this or declines a prize, GreaterGood.org and Petfinder Foundation will determine another appropriate beneficiary.
Winners outside the United States must be able to accept a check drawn on a U.S. Bank and sent via U.S. mail.
Summary of Rules