The votes are in!
Pets of all shapes and sizes competed to earn the most votes in this year’s OHS Photo Contest. Adorable photos of furry and feathered friends were submitted by 226 people, which raised $18,852 to help shelter pets. The contest used a people’s choice voting system. Votes were purchased for $1 each, and the public could vote as often as they wished.
Pets were honored in three categories: Top Dog, Top Cat, and Top Other Pet. In addition, OHS employees selected the OHS Choice Award based on eye-catching photography.
The winning photographers in each category received a professionally printed and framed photograph of their entry and a $200 gift card from Frame Central, as well as a special gift basket of pet treats and toys donated by local businesses.
The grand prize winner received an Astoria package including a two-night stay at Hotel Elliott, two tickets to the Columbian Theater and a gift card to the Columbian Café.
Photo Contest Winners – 2019
Top Dog: Apache, by Kelsi Morris
Runner-Up Dog: Jelly, by Vikram Srinivasan
Top Cat: Clyde, by Katherine Ellingsen
Runner-Up Cat: Leo, by Sadie Ross
Top Other Pet: Petey, by Bob Weippert
Runner-Up Other Pet: Spike Godzilla, by Katherine Haynes
OHS Choice Award: Wolfgang, by Sofia Aiello