Winners’ announcement date revealed

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry for the Jetpets Rescue Awards 2018.  Entries closed on 31st August at midnight.  We had a surge of submissions from rescue groups and animals shelters in the last hour!

It’s our inaugural awards, we’re thrilled with the high level of interest and the number of completed entries received across all 7 categories.

How many entries?

  • Over 200 rehoming organisations registered their interest to enter an award for categories 1 – 6.
  • A total of 89 completed entries were submitted for categories 1 – 6.  Categories: ‘Outstanding Rescue Group’ and ‘Volunteer of the Year’ received the most entries.
  • 428 entries were received for the Advocate® People’s Rescue Story.  Check out the entries from passionate pet guardians who opted in to display their story of pet adoption/foster care.

What’s next?

Judging will be conducted throughout September. There is no public voting.  There are 7 judges for categories 1 – 6.  Sub-panels have been created for each category. There are 2 judges (representatives from Bayer and Pets4Life) for category 7, the Advocate® People’s Rescue Story.  Here are our pawsome judges.

Finalists’ announcement – The finalists will be announced on Tuesday, 9th October via our Facebook page and the Awards newsletter during that week. For categories 1- 6, up to 4 finalists will be announced for each category.   For the Advocate® People’s Rescue Story award, 10 finalists will be announced.  All the finalists will be notified by the Awards team.

Check out the fabulous prizes for each category!

When will the winners be announced?

The winners for each category will be announced via the Awards Facebook live streaming event held at Jetpets in Melbourne on Friday, 12th October at 2 pm.

Thank you to our partners for supporting this very special event.  Platinum Rescue Hero Partner, Jetpets is providing the venue, Gold Rescue Partner, Refuel Creative, is running the live streaming, and Gold Rescue Partner, Ruff Diamonds is producing videos of the winners.

More details will be revealed via our awards newsletter and social media!

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