Entries flood in for contest that gave you all ‘paws for thought’

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It’s the contest that really set tails wagging after we received more than 200 entries in our hunt to find the picture perfect dog.

The judges are due to meet on Thursday to decide which canine is worthy of fronting St Nicholas Hospice Care’s Paws in the Park event and the winner will be announced in next week’s Bury Free Press.

Paws in the Park entry - Alby
Entry from Jenna Hurlock ANL-160226-140008001

Paws in the Park entry - Alby Entry from Jenna Hurlock ANL-160226-140008001

The lucky dog will be the star of the posters, banners, programmes and marketing materials for the dog day on May 22.

The deadline for entries has now closed but here are a few examples of those we received.

Charlie Ruddock, fund-raising administrator, said: “We have a received a wonderful number of entries which is heart-warming.

“The community’s enthusiasm for this competition shows just how much the they love their furry friends. We are confident that Paws in the Park event will be a great addition to the local events calendar.”

Paws in the Park entry - Saphie
Entry from Mrs Pulfer ANL-160226-140019001

Paws in the Park entry - Saphie Entry from Mrs Pulfer ANL-160226-140019001

The winning dog will not only appear on all marketing materials for Paws in the Park but its owner will win a 10in by 8in professional portrait of their dog and a family ticket (two adults and two children) for the event.

Paws in the Park, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care and in partnership with Swayne and Partners, is on Sunday, May 22 on Hardwick Heath.

It will feature various dog-themed activities including a dog show and the chance to compete in a range of different classes, have-a-go agility areas and displays, chill-out area, dog portraits and trade stands.

Paws in the Park entry - Benji
Entry from Alan Reid ANL-160226-140030001

Paws in the Park entry - Benji Entry from Alan Reid ANL-160226-140030001

Paws in the Park entry - Freddie
Entry from Sandra Johnson ANL-160226-140042001

Paws in the Park entry - Freddie Entry from Sandra Johnson ANL-160226-140042001

Paws in the Park entry - Skrat
Entry from Sophie Gross ANL-160226-140717001

Paws in the Park entry - Skrat Entry from Sophie Gross ANL-160226-140717001

Paws in the Park entry - Merlin
Entry from Sarah Klimowicz ANL-160226-141009001

Paws in the Park entry - Merlin Entry from Sarah Klimowicz ANL-160226-141009001

Paws in the Park entry - Sally
Entry from Susie Moss ANL-160226-141722001

Paws in the Park entry - Sally Entry from Susie Moss ANL-160226-141722001

Paws in the Park entry - Murphy
Entry from Neil Carter ANL-160226-140448001

Paws in the Park entry - Murphy Entry from Neil Carter ANL-160226-140448001