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Best in Show Fest

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77% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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EVENT DATE: May 07, 2016

DEADLINE TO GIVE: Apr 30, 2016

What is Best in Show Fest?

BuildASign.com and the City of Austin have come together to organize an event celebrating the largest animal lifesaving community in the nation for five years running! The event borrows its name and overall theme from the movie Best in Show, adopting a lighthearted quirky tone that keeps Austin weird. The goal of Best in Show Fest is to raise funds and increase awareness for Austin’s innovative nonprofit animal welfare community and the services it provides. The event begins in April with an online fundraising competition where participants can create individual or team fundraising pages from April 1st - 30th. Following this period will be a celebratory festival on May 7th at Austin Animal Center and is free and open to the public. The focal point of the festival will be a competition featuring our top online fundraisers and their dogs or cats! More information on this below.  The festival will also include live entertainment, vendors, activity stations and a chance to get involved with our nonprofit partners. 

Benefiting Animal Welfare Organizations:

  • Austin Humane Society
  • Austin Pets Alive!
  • Emancipet
  • Friends of Austin Animal Center

Auctin Community Foundation's Challenge Matching Grant:

Austin Community Foundation is proud to be part of Best in Show Fest, a community-wide celebration of being a no-kill city for our pet animal population. By partnering with BuildASign.com with this challenge grant, the Foundation helps local animal welfare nonprofits leverage their fundraising and earn up to $5,000 in matching funds per benefiting animal welfare organization. To learn more about how Austin Community Foundation connects donors with causes and leads collaborations around pressing needs, visit www.AustinCF.org

How to participate:

Create a team or an individual page benefiting one or more of the animal welfare nonprofits above. Individuals that raise $150 or more will automatically be invited to participate in the dog show competition at Best in Show Fest on May 7th! Are you a cat lover? Don't worry - There's a cat video competition for you!

Each competition winner will receive a prize at the time of the dog show and a donation will be made in their name to the benefiting animal welfare nonprofit of their choice!

DOG SHOW COMPETITIONS:  

  • Best in Show
  • Owner-Pup Look-A-Like 
  • Underdog Story
  • Most Creative Trick
  • Best Dressed 

CAT VIDEO COMPETITION: 

When creating your individual fundraising page, you have the opportunity to upload a video of your cat. The top 5 funniest cat videos will be shown at Best in Show Fest and there will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize!

 

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Friends of Austin Animal Center

Amount Raised:

$4,625

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Austin Pets Alive!

Amount Raised:

$3,255

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Emancipet

Amount Raised:

$2,969

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Austin Humane Society

Amount Raised:

$1,434

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In Memory of Winston

Amount Raised:

$750

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Georgie & the Nugget Life

Amount Raised:

$725

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Finnigan's Backyard Lemonade

Amount Raised:

$445

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Harley and Inigo's Team

Amount Raised:

$325

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Winston

Amount Raised:

$170

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Dargo's cause - APA!

Amount Raised:

$150

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Jeffrey's Jazz Cats

Amount Raised:

$25