Now in its third year, the Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest inspires dog owners to dream up their ultimate play destination with their four-legged best buddies.
The finalists’ video entries are posted on the Beneful Dream Dog Park website for public viewing and voting now through November 7, 2012.
In addition to the public vote, which represents 20 percent of the total score to select the winner, the entries will be judged by the Beneful Dream Team including dog-lover and Emmy winning actor, Eric Stonestreet, DIY’s Jason Cameron, and pet expert Arden Moore.
One lucky Grand Prize Winner will win $10,000 cash and a one-year supply of Beneful brand dog food. In addition, the winner’s dream ideas will help serve as inspiration for a $500,000 makeover of a dog park in their area. Eleven runners-up will each receive a one-year supply of Beneful brand dog food.
The Grand Prize Winner will be announced in November 2012, and the third Beneful Dream Dog Park will be unveiled in early summer 2013.
Meet the 2012 Contest Finalists
Angela B. and Beau
Dream Inspiration: Canine amusement park
Briana S. and Star
Newport Coast, Ca
Dream Inspiration: First dog to land on the moon!
Deborah D. and Mollie
Dream Inspiration: Adventure land
Gail L. and Indy
Dream Inspiration: Doggie boardwalk
Gary G. and Luke
Dream Inspiration: Prairie themed with wide open spaces
Katrina P. and Faith
Dream Inspiration: A little piece of heaven for dog
Kellie H. and Koda
Dream Inspiration: Inspirational and historical canines
Leanne S. and Ninja
San Diego, CA
Dream Inspiration: Beach-inspired playground
Liz M. and Doogie
New Port Richey, FL
Dream Inspiration: A dog park themed after Lewis Carol’s “Alice in Wonderland”
Roxann R. and Nacho
Dream Inspiration: A “barking lot” car-theme
Susan C. and Sydney
St. Charles, MO
Dream Inspiration: “Unleashed” – an interactive park
Tami T. and Cooper
Dream Inspiration: Baseball-themed park
For more information on each contestant and to vote for your favorite, click here. Follow Twitter conversations about the contest at #DreamDogPark.