Bumper prize giveaway in Press Pet Idol 2011
IS your pet the cutest and most lovable in the area? Of course it is - but you'll need to persuade our readers of that if it is to win the title Press Pet Idol 2011.
We're teaming up with Inglis Veterinary Hospital in Dunfermline to launch our search for the area's most photogenic pet.
And with the accolade comes some great prizes for you and your pet.
To enter, all you have to do is take your pet along to Inglis Veterinary Hospital, 120 Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, between 2pm and 4pm on any day from Monday 9th May to Friday 13th May.
A Press photographer will be there to take a picture of your pet and next month the Press will publish the photographs along with the pet owner's name.
It will then be up to our readers to chose the winner of Pet Idol 2011. Readers' votes will be counted and we'll announce the winner - it's as easy as that!
There are three categories in Pet Idol 2011 - dogs, cats and any other pet. And there are some super prizes for the winners.
Free pet food for a year for the winner of each category - enough food to feed the winning pet for a year up to a maximum of £500, courtesy of Inglis Veterinary Hospital, for the winner of each category. Given the cost of pet food, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for all pet owners to cut their weekly bills.
Free membership of Inglis Veterinary Hospital's Complete Pet Care plan for one year for the winner of each category. It's a fantastic prize that features a range of benefits and allows pet owners to budget monthly for their animals' veterinary treatment.
Gift boxes containing tasty snacks for the winners of the cat and dog categories, courtesy of Torryburn business Gourmet Pets. This innovative company offers a range of tempting treats for pets that includes chicken oat bakes and salmon biscuits.
The top three pets in each category will then be put forward for the Pet Idol grand final to determine the overall winner of the star prize, a painting of the winning pet by professional animal artist Gill Lowe.
Gill is well known in the Fife arts scene and specialises in pet portraits. She is a member of artists' group Dunfermline Arts and Media and of Contemporary Arts Dunfermline, which is based in the Kingsgate centre, Dunfermline.
Gill has exhibited in the summer exhibitions staged at the Glen Gates in Dunfermline, and currently has a pet portrait on show in the waiting room at Inglis Veterinary Hospital, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline.
So whether you own a cat, dog, budgie, hamster or iguana, take your pet along to Inglis Veterinary Hospital on the dates given - and good luck! You could be in the running to pick up a great prize.
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 06 May 11