The Arran Banner Pet Idol Competition 2012

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WE ARE NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES. Final votes for the Grand Finale must be registered by Friday October 5, 12 noon.


Calling all pet lovers! The Arran Banner has been searching high and low for our readers’ most adorable pets. We are now printing photographs of your most loveable pets every week.  This time, it will be up to you, our readers, to vote every week for who you think should win the title of Arran Banner Pet Idol 2012, £100 cash plus a goody bag for the winning pet. Sponsored by The Pillar Box, pet food suppliers, Post Office and gift shop – Shore Road, Whiting Bay, 01770 700205.



If you have entered your pet into the competition, look out every week in The Arran Banner to see when your pet appears.  The closing date for entries was 12 noon, Thursday August 23, 2012. The closing date for votes for the Grand Finale is Friday October 5 2012.

How to vote

Readers can vote for their favourite pet by text or by post,using the coupon provided on the Pet Idol page in the newspaper.  The competition works with weekly rounds and each pet that receives the most votes per round will be entered into the Grand Finale.  You can keep voting for a pet from any round until Monday September 24 2012, after which the finalists will be printed and voting lines will open again until Friday October 5 2012.  See your Arran Banner for full details on how to vote.


Terms and Conditions

Pets entered for this competition must be owned by the person submitting the entry.  Alternatively, entrants must have permission from the pet owner. Only one entry per pet.  The competition is free to enter via post or online. Photos must be of the pet only.  We will not accept photos which include people with the pet.  Poor quality photographs, which are out of focus, difficult to see the pet, ripped, torn or folded, will not be accepted as an entry and will be returned to the sender providing a stamped addressed envelope is supplied by the entrant.  By entering the competition, the pet owner gives consent to the reproduction of your pets photograph in The Arran Banner Pet Idol features in the paper and online and in any other related Arran Banner Pet Idol promotions. If you do not wish for your pet’s photo to appear in the newspapers or online then you should not enter the competition. This is a voting contest. The overall winner will be the pet which receives the most votes in the grand finale. Wyvex Media cannot take responsibility for the safe delivery and safe return of the entrant’s photograph.  Photos posted in without an enclosed stamped addressed envelope will not be returned. The winner must be willing to take part in publicity. Wyvex Media has the right to publish details of all entrants.  Employees of Wyvex Media Ltd and their immediate family and employees of The Pillar Box and their immediate families are not eligible to enter. The prize is as stated, no cash alternative. The value of the goody bag will vary between £30 and £50 depending on the type of winning pet.

Text votes cost £1 plus one message at standard network rate.  The deadline to receive votes will be Friday October 5 2012. One text counts as one vote.  One coupon counts as one vote. For more information please call 01631 568000.



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