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Paws on Grand & Dogs of Literature Costume Contest

Event date: 
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 12:00pm

Paws on GrandThe dog days of summer are back and so is Paws on Grand, Grand Avenue's annual celebration of our favorite four-legged friends. In honor of the special holiday, Red Balloon is hosting a Dogs of Literature Costume Contest! To enter, contestants must post a photo and tag Red Balloon on Twitter or Instagram between Sunday, Aug 5 and the end of Good Dog & Lots of Cats Storytime on Saturday, Aug 11. Red Balloon's booksellers will select 4 finalists, and the grand prize winner will be determined via Twitter poll held on Sunday, Aug 12. The grand prize winner will receive a Red Balloon gift card and a dog-friendly prize pack assembled by our booksellers. Rules below! #dogsoflit

All mammals are eligbible for the Dogs of Literature Costume Contest, though entry rules for canines differ from rules for other mammals. Contest entries will be accepted between 10am Sunday, Aug 5  and 12pm Saturday, Aug 11. No purchase is required (though your support of Red Balloon is apprecicated!).

To enter a dog: dress your dog like any character from a book (canine, human, or other). Post a photo of your costumed dog character to Twitter or Instagram, tag Red Balloon Bookshop, and use #dogsoflit

To enter a non-canine mammal: dress yourself or your non-canine mammal as a dog from a book. Post a photo of your costumed dog character to Twitter or Instagram, tag Red Balloon Bookshop, and use #dogsoflit