Entries flood in for our poster pooch contest

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Our hunt for the perfect poster pooch to be the face of a new dog-themed event has given you all real ‘paws for thought’.

After laying down the gauntlet to find a picture perfect dog to promote St Nicholas Hospice Care’s Paws in the Park, you responded in your droves.

Paws in the Park entry'Angus - Basset hound'Entry from Grace Fouracre ANL-160216-110839001

Paws in the Park entry'Angus - Basset hound'Entry from Grace Fouracre ANL-160216-110839001

Here are just some of the entries sent to us in the first week of the competition to find a canine star for the posters, banners, programmes and marketing materials for the dog day.

And there is still time to enter - so if you think your pooch has what it takes for the limelight, send us your entries.

Jenny Baskett, event organiser, said: “Our tail’s are wagging after hearing the number of entries to the poster pooch competition.

“We are thrilled to hear there are so many proud dog owners amongst the Bury Free Press readers. The judging panel’s search for a model dog is going to be an awe-inspiring challenge.

Paws in the Park entry'Archie - a Jack Russell/Shih Tzu'Entry from Martin Tustain ANL-160216-110851001

Paws in the Park entry'Archie - a Jack Russell/Shih Tzu'Entry from Martin Tustain ANL-160216-110851001

“Thank you to everyone who has entered. If you haven’t yet, there is still time to join in and claim fame for your four-legged friend.”

The winning dog will not only apear 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.

To enter, fill in the entry form in this week’s Bury Free Press and send us a photograph of your dog.

Alternatively, email at news@buryfreepress.co.uk with ‘Paws in the Park competition’ in the subject line.

Paws in the Park entry'Bear - a Chinese crested/Jack Russell cross'Entry from Tracie Kirby ANL-160216-110902001

Paws in the Park entry'Bear - a Chinese crested/Jack Russell cross'Entry from Tracie Kirby ANL-160216-110902001

Emails should include your name, address, post code, tel and mobile numbers, name of dog and breed of dog.

The closing date is 9am on Monday, February 29 and the winner will be announced in the Bury Free Press on Friday, March 11.

The Paws in the Park event, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care and in partnership with Swayne and Partners, will feature various dog-themed activities including a dog show and the chance to compete in a range of different dog classes, have-a-go agility areas and displays, chill-out area, dog portraits and trade stands.

Paws in the Park entry'Boogles - a pure pug'Entry from Daniel Seeley ANL-160216-110913001

Paws in the Park entry'Boogles - a pure pug'Entry from Daniel Seeley ANL-160216-110913001

Paws in the Park'Burt - a French Bulldog'Entry from Lisa Paske ANL-160216-110924001

Paws in the Park'Burt - a French Bulldog'Entry from Lisa Paske ANL-160216-110924001

Paws in the Park entry'Charlie - a Labradoodle'Entry from Rachel Bacon ANL-160216-110936001

Paws in the Park entry'Charlie - a Labradoodle'Entry from Rachel Bacon ANL-160216-110936001

Paws in the Park entry'Springer Spaniel Jasmin'Entry from Keith and Carole Jarman ANL-160216-110947001

Paws in the Park entry'Springer Spaniel Jasmin'Entry from Keith and Carole Jarman ANL-160216-110947001

Paws in the Park entry'Perci - a Golden Doodle'Entry from Bex Randall ANL-160216-110958001

Paws in the Park entry'Perci - a Golden Doodle'Entry from Bex Randall ANL-160216-110958001

Paws in the Park entry'Poppy - a Grande Bassett Griffon Vendeen'Entry from Lynne Pretty ANL-160216-111009001

Paws in the Park entry'Poppy - a Grande Bassett Griffon Vendeen'Entry from Lynne Pretty ANL-160216-111009001

Paws in the Park entry'Rufus Frith - a working cocker spaniel'Entry from John Frith ANL-160216-111020001

Paws in the Park entry'Rufus Frith - a working cocker spaniel'Entry from John Frith ANL-160216-111020001