Registration Ends:
Sat, April 2, 9:00 PM ET
Round 2 Voting Starts:
Mon, April 18, 12:01 AM ET
Round 2 Voting Ends:
Sun, May 1, 9:00 PM ET

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Richmond Register Cutest Pet Contest Official Rules


2.  PARTICIPATION CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF RULES AND DECISIONS, CONSENT TO USE AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS. By entering this sweepstakes, each participant warrants that he or she has read and agrees to abide by all sweepstakes rules ("Official Rules") and that he or she is not prohibited from participating in the sweepstakes. Participation in this sweepstakes constitutes participant's full and unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of CNHI, LLC, The Richmond Register and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents (collectively "CNHI"), which are final, binding and non-negotiable in all respects. Each participant agrees to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless CNHI and its subsidiaries, affiliates, shareholders, employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers from any liability arising from or related to the sweepstakes and/or the receipt or use of the prize awarded in connection with the sweepstakes, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. Further, participant fully and unconditionally releases all claims for consideration, copyright infringement and all other claims of any nature relating to the use of participant's entry, name or likeness.

3.  ELIGIBILITY. This sweepstakes is open to legal permanent residents of the U.S. and District of Columbia, 18 years of age and older, excluding residents of Rhode Island.  Proof of age and identity must be furnished upon request.  Contest is open to pets living as of March 21, 2022.  Employees, agents, independent contractors and affiliates of CNHI and immediate family members of all such persons, are not eligible to participate in this sweepstakes. CNHI reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, suspend or amend this sweepstakes at any time for any reason without prior notice. CNHI further reserves the right to amend these Official Rules at any time without prior notice, in its sole discretion. CNHI reserves the right to disqualify any participant for any reason, including, but not limited to, violation of these Official Rules or infringement of the rights of a third-party. This promotion is void where prohibited by law. CNHI is not responsible for any printing or typographical errors in any material associated with the sweepstakes.

4.  TO ENTER. This sweepstakes will run between 12:01 am Eastern on Monday, March 21, 2022 until 9:00 pm Eastern on Sunday, May 1, 2022 (“Sweepstakes Period”). 

Registration: To enter, participants must go to and click on the Richmond Register Cutest Pet Contest button & complete the online registration form. By submitting this information, the Richmond Register reserves the right to use the pet’s photo and name in any print products of the Richmond Register as well as on its website.

Online Registration Time Period:

Start: 12:01 am Monday, March 21, 2022     End: 9:00 pm Saturday, April 2, 2022

Registration Fee: $0 registration fee

Voting: To vote, participants must go to and click on the Richmond Register Cutest Pet Contest button & complete the online voting form. No votes will be carried over to the next round. Both voting rounds will start out with 0 votes per entry at the voting start time.  You must receive votes to advance to the second round.

Round 1 all pets, narrowing down to the Top 10

Start: 12:01 am Monday, April 4, 2022    End: 9:00 pm Sunday, April 17, 2022

Price Per Vote: 5 cents per vote (minimum $5) 

Round 2 to determine the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners 

Start: 12:01 am Monday, April 18, 2022     End: 9:00 pm Sunday, May 1, 2022 

Price Per Vote: 5 cents per vote (minimum $5)

All on-line payments will go through our Administrator Advanced Pre Press Technology Inc., Burbank, CA. Any charges incurred will show up as Online Contest-APT on your statement. 

On-Line votes may be submitted using a valid credit card including, Master Card, Visa, and Discover: (min. $5.00 online charge). Only valid, authorized credit card transactions will be considered as a legitimate vote. All authorized credit card transactions are non-cancellable and non-refundable. If your credit card is declined for any reason, no vote will be submitted on your behalf.

General Refund/Cancellation Policy: All Voting fees are non-cancellable and non-refundable.

All completed entries must be received no later than 9:00 pm on the last day of the Registration Period to be eligible to win the prize ("Eligible Entries").  Submissions received after this date and time will not be valid. Only one entry per individual. Personal information collected from entries is subject to the Privacy Policy as set forth at which is incorporated herein by reference.  Proof of submission does not constitute proof of delivery. By submitting an entry, participants agree to abide by these Official Rules. Automated entries or entries generated by robots or scripts are prohibited and will result in immediate disqualification of any and all associated entrants.  Persons submitting entries under false pretenses will be disqualified. For any online entries, if applicable, if for any reason the Internet portion of the sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the sweepstakes, CNHI reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the sweepstakes. CNHI reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the sweepstakes. CNHI has no obligation to notify a participant of his/her disqualification.  CAUTION:  any attempt by a participant to undermine the legitimate operation of the sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and, should such an attempt be made, CNHI reserves the right to prosecute and seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent of the law. CNHI is not responsible for any lost, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate or misdirected entries. Entries will not be returned and will become the property of CNHI for promotional and other use, and by entering participants assign any and all rights in and to the entries, and copyrights thereof, to CNHI. By entering, each participant authorizes CNHI to use his or her name, likeness and image in its advertising and promotional materials.

5.  TO WIN. On Sunday, May 1, 2022 at approximately 9:00 pm Eastern (the “Drawing Date”), one (1) eligible entry will be chosen as first, second & third place winners based on the total number of votes received during Round 2 of voting. In the event of a tie, the newspaper will randomly pick the winner from the tied entries. A winner need not be present to win.  Limit of one winner per household.

6.  PRIZES. The first place prize is a $200 Visa Gift Card; The second place prize is a $100 Visa Gift Card; The third place prize is $50 Visa Gift Card.  The approximate retail value of all prizes is Three Hundred Fifty Dollars ($350 U.S.).  If a trip is included in the prize package, if applicable, winners must provide their own transportation to and from the destination.  The stay may be subject to certain restrictions.  Winners agree to be responsible for any and all additional charges including, without limitation, meals and incidentals. The winners do not have choice of trip options. Expenses not stated are solely the responsibility of the winners. If a gift card is included in the prize package, if applicable, lost or stolen gift cards cannot be replaced. There are no service fees or expiration dates connected with the use of the gift cards. To check a balance follow the instructions on the gift card. Any gift cards awarded as prizes are not redeemable for cash except where required by law.]  Actual prizes may differ from those shown in advertisements. CNHI reserves the right to change any actual prize at any time during the sweepstakes. In this event, every effort will be made to provide a prize of like estimated value. CNHI does not warrant or make any representations in connection with the prize, express or implied. All costs and expenses not specified in the above prize descriptions, if any, are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. The provided approximate retail value of the prize is an approximation. Any difference between the approximate retail value and the actual cost of any prize will not be awarded.  Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded.

7.  IDENTIFICATION OF WINNERS.  Winners will be contacted using the information provided during registration.  All owners of winning pets grant the Richmond Register the right to publish the photo of their pet.  A valid photo ID of the owner may be required.  Winners may waive their right to receive prizes.  Prizes are nontransferable and there will be no substitutions allowed by winner. The Richmond Register reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value.  Winners are responsible for reporting and payment of any tax on prizes.  Winners may be required to complete an affidavit and publicity release, which must be returned within 10 days of personal delivery or date of postmark.  Failure to sign and return the affidavit or to comply with any terms or conditions of the official rules may result in disqualification.

8.  ODDS: The odds of winning will depend upon the number of Eligible Entries received.

9.  SPONSOR: This sweepstakes is sponsored and promoted by CNHI, LLC located at 201 Monroe St., Suite 450, Montgomery, AL 36104 and The Richmond Register located at 380 Big Hill Ave., Richmond, KY  40475.

10.  MISCELLANEOUS.  Everything for this sweepstakes is provided as is, without warranty of any kind, express or implied. By entering, participants consent to the exclusive venue and jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Richmond, KY, in all disputes arising out of or related to these rules or this sweepstakes. This sweepstakes is governed and construed under the laws of the State of Kentucky excluding its conflict of laws principles. This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any prize sponsors.


All on-line payments will go through our Administrator Advanced Pre Press Technology Inc., Burbank, CA. Any charges incurred will show up as Online Contest-APT on your statement.

Participation: By participating in the Cutest Pet contest, entrants are bound to the official rules and regulations. The Richmond Register reserves the right to disqualify any persons tampering with or abusing the contest.  In the event this contest is compromised by any non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other cause beyond the control of the Richmond Register, the Richmond Register reserves the right to suspend, modify or terminate the Cutest Pet contest. Should the contest be terminated prior to the expiration date, the Richmond Register reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date.

General Refund/Cancellation Policy: All Voting fees are non-cancelable and non-refundable.

Questions? Please read the official rules or send an email to our contest coordinator.