Last year we did a custom ornament for our first place winner, which is by far our most popular custom request. We have a selection of dog breed ornaments and a few cat breed ornaments in our shops, but sometimes they just aren't the right match for your pet.
Recently we've started doing more with felt illustrations, both a cartoony style with the Squshies characters and more realistic portraits. We really enjoy making full on felt pictures and they've gotten a good response at shows so we thought for this year's first place prize we should do a felt portrait of the winner.
Last week you got to meet our super cute finalists for the Squshify My Pet 2015 contest and we asked you to help us choose a winner!
You all did a wonderful job helping us to spread the word about voting. The voting turn out was amazing!
Voting was extremely close, we actually had a tie for first place all day yesterday. Unfortunately we can't give away 2 free framed felt portraits, they take a lot of time and are quite pricey to ship. After the tie continued over night, I had Jason vote to break the tie.
We've narrowed down the entries to 10 finalists. As always it was extremely hard to choose. Now that we are exhausted from all the tough decisions, it is time for you to vote! Each photo has a number in the right hand corner. Please leave a comment, here on the blog with the numbers of your 3 favorites. We had a bunch of problems with this last year so to super emphasize this:
ONLY COMMENTS WITH VOTES FOR 3 DIFFERENT PHOTOS WILL BE COUNTED
Please help spread the word about the voting! We want to be sure to get enough votes to properly find a winner.
Our link to the rules keeps breaking. We're working on fixing it, but until then here is is: http://squshies.net/pages/squshifymypet2015
Now on to the cute pictures!
Now you've seen all the finalists, lets us know your 3 favorites. Each photo has a number in the right hand corner. Please leave a comment with the numbers of your 3 favorite photos. We'll be tallying them up to find out who's the winner.
Voting is scheduled to end on October 7th, at 11:59 PST with winners being posted and notified sometime on October 8th.
We had a lot of fun with our Squshify My Pet contest last year. So we're doing it again this year!
We started making framed felt animal portraits this year and they've had pretty positive response. This made us think, if people like portraits of random animals, how much would they love a portrait of their pet in this style? This year for the Squshify My Pet contest, 1st prize will be a framed custom felt portrait of the winning pet!