For Influencers

2016 BlogPaws or Bust! Contest Overview:

It's that time of year - BlogPaws or Bust! Time! This is your chance to share your creativity for a chance to win a trip to the BlogPaws 2016 Conference at the gorgeous Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort from June 23 - 25, 2016.


  1. One Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for one to the BlogPaws 2016 Conference including airfare, 4 nights hotel at the host hotel, and registration worth up to $1550!
  2. One Second place winner will receive 4 nights hotel at the host hotel of the BlogPaws 2016 Conference and registration worth approximately $950!
  3. One Third place winner will receive one blogger registration to the BlogPaws 2016 Conference worth $229!

How to Enter:

Using one of the four images offered below as your background, submit a captioned picture of YOU and YOUR PET at BlogPaws 2016. What are you excited about or looking forward to?

Check out what Olive & Emily have to say in these examples, but remember, we are looking for an image of YOU and YOUR PET (Yvonne doesn't follow direction well):


Tip: You can use any image editing software to overlay you and your pet on your choice of background image; see choices below. Add your caption and you're good to go! The examples above were done using Powerpoint. You might use Canva or PicMonkey. Whatever tool is best for you, is the tool you should use! We know that there are many out there.

Not able to create a photo with a caption using the images below? That’s fine! Paint a picture with words – on your blog! Or, write a paragraph using the keywords below and share your Word Doc. Show us your descriptive talents and your command of the English Language using at least four of these keywords in your description as they are descriptive of the images others may be using:

  • Phoenix Courtyard
  • Cactus
  • Mountains
  • Trees
  • Water
  • Horses
  • Outdoors
  • Clouds

These words are part of the Phoenix experience. Remember, there is also an abundance of networking, education, and fun in all BlogPaws conferences. Your job, in your written entry, is to describe that and share the experience you will have there, with your pet. (Be creative if your pet is not coming with you!)

Share #BlogPawsorBust hashtag on all social channels – don’t be shy! Be expansive! 

Creativity counts. Humor counts. Ingenuity counts.

Criteria for judging on both image submissions and written submissions:
o    Creativity:  50%
o    Originality: 25%
o    Relevancy: 25%

Please follow the directions carefully. Only qualified entries will be considered. You may only enter once. One entry per person, so make it a good one!

You must attach YOUR IMAGE with CAPTION in the below form. If you are WRITING a BLOG POST or SHARING CONTENT via WORD, share the PERMALINK of the post or the FULL WORD DOC below.

Please be sure to read the official contest rules.

Here are your image choices (right click and choose "save as" to download the image):


Fill out my online form.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The 2016 BlogPaws or Bust Contest (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (and the District of Columbia) who are at least 18 years old (or the age of majority under applicable law). The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. on February 15, 2016 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on March 5, 2016 (“Entry Period”). You may enter the Contest by visiting Three (3) winners will be awarded prizes. A judging panel will evaluate all eligible entries based on whether they meet all submission requirements and other specific judging criteria. For Official Rules, prize descriptions, judging criteria and odds disclosure, visit or send a stamped, self-addressed business-size envelope to “2016 BlogPaws or Bust Contest – Official Rules” at 2260 Butler Pike, Suite 100, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. Sponsor: Pet360, Inc., 2260 Butler Pike, Suite 100, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.