Nominate a Pet to Be GMA’s Pet of the Year! Do you know a pet that’s worthy of being named GMA’s Pet of the Year? “Good Morning America” wants to know all about your furry friend. Share why the pet you love is America’s most talented, most heroic, or even just the cutest!
How to Enter: submit an essay telling why your pet deserves to be named GMA’s Pet of the Year, of no more than one hundred words in length. One photo or video submission of up to sixty seconds in length introducing your amazing pet. Your Photo or Video may include other people, but prior consent must be obtained for all persons featured. Minors must have permission from a parent or legal guardian to appear in the Photo or Video.
Important: You must be the actual owner of the pet entered into this Contest.
Judging Criteria: On the basis of potential for on-air appeal, compelling nature of story, overall readability of essay, creativity and enthusiasm.
Up to ten finalists will be asked to appear on GMA as a “Finalist”, with their pets, for the announcement of the winner! Exact number of Finalists may vary and is subject to Sponsors’ sole discretion.
Each Finalist, one guest and the Finalist’s pet will be flown to New York City to appear on GMA. All travel itineraries and taping dates will be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Finalists will need to be available to travel to the GMA studios in New York, NY on the dates designated by Sponsor (currently the week of November 18, 2019).
Pet-friendly hotel accommodations for one night (standard room based on double occupancy) will be provided for the Finalist and guest for the applicable segment taping. If, in the judgment of Sponsor, air travel and hotel is not required due to Finalist’s proximity to New York City, ground transportation may be substituted for roundtrip air travel at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion and no hotel stay will be provided.
Note: All travel arrangements for the finalists’ pets shall be subject to the carrier’s policies and restrictions. In order to qualify for travel, your pet must be of a breed and size permitted to travel via standard airlines or be permitted to fly as a registered service or support animal. Finalists shall be solely responsible for any necessary registrations, vaccinations, medications, travel containers or other requirements necessary for pet’s travel.
Prize: The Winner of this Contest has the honorary title of GMA’s Pet of the Year for 2019 bestowed upon his or her beloved pet. This Prize has no approximate retail value.
Official Rules: US, Void AK, HI, 18+. September 27 – November 15, 2019. One entry per person