Not sure if most of you heard, but WE WON!
Yep, our little blog won the big Proportions Canine Nutrition Blogger Challenge and we could not be more thrilled (and surprised)! This contest has allowed us to try a new innovative dog food that Bubbs absolutely loves, and others the chance to try it too. But what it’s really given us is the opportunity to write and share about something we love, canine nutrition. Giving your dog a great food is the start to a long, healthy, happy life and Proportions has really shown us they can help us do that.
We’d also like to say “Congrats!” to My Tail Hurts From Wagging Too Much (2nd Place) & DogTipper (3rd Place) for their BIG wins as well! We’ll be adding a link to their sites, so you guys can check ’em out too! Not only do we want to say congrats to them, but also everyone else who participated in the challenge AND to all of our readers who called and said “ALL DOG BLOG SENT US!”. All of you bloggers did a great job in not only promoting Proportions, and sharing this great food with your readers and allowing them the chance to try something great! Good job, everyone! And a HUGE thanks to our readers! We couldn’t have done it without you! You guys ROCK!
Check out the press release announcing our BIG win:
PROPORTIONS ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE CANINE NUTRITION BLOGGER CHALLENGE
Prizes include coveted spot on Canine Nutrition Expert Tracie Hotchner’s Dog Talk radio show and cash prizes
PLYMOUTH, MA. – (September 21, 2010) Proportions, a new canine nutrition brand that is supported by a six-time Inc., 5000 animal health corporation, announced the winners of its “2010 Canine Nutrition Blogger Challenge” a contest designed to engage and reward the blogger community for its ongoing commitment to the betterment of canine well being through proper nutrition.
The contest ran in conjunction with Proportions’ Canine Nutrition University, a free, online series of topical content designed to educate dog owners about fresh ways of thinking about how they feed their dogs. Each contestant received samples of Proportions “whole food” nutrition meals, along with a lesson plan from Tracie Hotchner, professor of Canine Nutrition University and renowned pet nutrition expert.
Contestants were encouraged to educate themselves and their readers about overall nutrition facts and compare that with the Proportions’ program. The contest garnered amazing results and after a difficult selection process Proportions’ is pleased to announce the winners:
· First place goes to Erin Dunn, All Dog Blog
· Second place to Michelle Maskaly, My Tail Hurts From Wagging So Much,
· Third place to Paris Permenter DogTipper
The first place winner will receive $200 and a spot as a guest on Dog Talk® radio with Hotchner, author of the Dog Bible and a 2010 GRACIE Award recipient, the radio equivalent of an Oscar, where she was named “Outstanding Host of an Entertainment / Information Show on Public Radio.”
The prizes for second and third place winners are gift cards in the amount of $50 for second place and $25 for third place.
Although not everyone placed in the contest, Proportions believes everyone who participated is a winner because they and their followers were able to learn more about canine nutrition and the Proportions program.
According to competition winner, Erin Dunn of All Dog Blog, the blogger competition allowed her the chance to compare Proportions against her dog’s current diet. “[My dog’s] current food has ONE good ingredient. ONE. But Proportions has ELEVEN. ELEVEN! That is a HUGE difference in quality. HUGE.”
Additionally, second place winner Michelle Maskaly of My Tail Hurts from Wagging So Much has offered to donate her winnings to the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc. in New Jersey that is recovering from a recent flood.
Proportions plans to continue their educational outreach to bloggers through additional competitions. To be informed of upcoming challenges, please contact Caitlin@truenorthpr.com
Proportions has created a new, whole food canine nutrition program that encourages reducing the amount of kibble that is fed, replacing the calories in kibble with a human-grade protein-rich chicken stew and real fruits and vegetables, all in custom portions based on each dog’s unique needs.
To start learn more about the nutrition program and to receive a sample please visit www.proportions.com or call (800) 860-4956.
Proportions is backed by SmartPak™ Canine, a web and catalog destination for food, nutritional supplements and a variety of top-quality dog products which provides thoughtful, custom nutrition to enhance and extend the lives of animals. To learn more about SmartPak™ Canine please visit: www.smartpak.com.
Check out the posts we featured about Proportions that brought us First Place:
- Proportions Dog Food Review & FREE Samples!
- Compare Your Dog’s Food To Proportions & GET A FREE SAMPLE!
- Join The Proportions Group On Dogster & FREE SAMPLES STILL AVAILABLE!
Yes, we’re still in a little daze and disbelief that we won, but we are so thankful that we’ve had such an opportunity to work with this great company that offers dog owners and their dogs what they want, need, and deserve! And don’t think that just because this contest is over, we’re done telling you how much we love Proportions™! :)
Here’s a little video of Scott Kirsner from the Boston.com taste-testing Proportions himself while on a visit to SmartPak in MA! This cracked us up, and thought you might enjoy it too!
We’ll keep you updated on everything that happens, and when we’ll be on Dog Talk with Tracie Hotchner! We’re so excited to be talking with her, and we really hope we don’t sound too nervous! We’ve never been on the radio before!