How you can win a custom magnet featuring your dog


Kathleen, artist-ing.

Last week, I told you about Kathleen Henn, the animal lover and artist who incorporates actual photos of pets into hand-painted magnets.

Right now, anyone who orders a magnet from Kathleen (by e-mailing her: and puts “Wayward Dogs” in the subject line will get $1 of the per-magnet purchase price donated to Friends of KC Animals, an awesome local organization dedicated to helping homeless and neglected pets.

Starting today, Kathleen is working with me to provide readers of this blog with another cool opportunity: a chance to win one of her custom magnets for free!

Here’s how the contest works:

Send me a photo of your dog sometime between now and 5 p.m. Central Standard Time this Friday, November 11. (If you have more than one dog, feel free to send a picture of each. But please submit just one picture per dog.)

E-mail the photos to me at Put “Wayward Dogs photo contest” in the subject line and include your dog’s name, plus anything else you’d like to share. Your dog will be identified only by his or her own name on Facebook.

Over the weekend, I will upload all of the photo entries to a special album on the Facebook fan page for Wayward Dogs. As soon as that album goes live (probably sometime on Sunday, November 13), voting — in the form of “Likes” — will begin!

Judgment Day will be Sunday, November 20, at 5 p.m. Whichever photo has the most “Likes” is the lucky winner.

This means that if you haven’t already “Liked” Wayward Dogs on Facebook, you’ll want to do it soon so that you can encourage all of your friends to vote for your dog. If you don’t mind the competition, encourage your friends to enter, too.

Although the winner will be determined by the Facebook public, it’s a good idea to keep Kathleen’s tips in mind as you decide which picture to submit. She provided the following four pictures as examples of photos that made good magnets.

Kathleen dubs this shot good because: "good lighting; no shadows cast on the dog; in focus; interesting facial expression and for that reason, easily captioned if someone so desires."

Kathleen says this photo is good for the same reasons as the one above.

Kathleen likes this photo because "his whole body is visible, and I have LOTS of wiggle-room if I choose to crop it, which I will."

Kathleen likes this photo for all of the same reason as those above.

I can’t wait to see all of the pictures of your lovely dogs in my inbox! Good luck everyone! I know this will be a fun contest! If you have questions about anything send me an e-mail or ask in the comments below.


About crystalwayward

I live with two formerly wayward dogs. I care deeply about the environment, and I think gardening is a revolutionary act.

Posted on November 7, 2011, in Art, Awesome, Contest, Dogs and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

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