Muenster’s Monsters 2nd Annual Halloween Photo Contest

We can never get enough of cute animals in costumes. That’s why the Halloween super fans at Muenster Milling have decided to make it a fall tradition.

Starting October 9th we’ll be sitting at the computer waiting to see your pictures from our 2nd annual Halloween photo costume contest. Submit a snap of your little monster in their best Halloween finery and you’re automatically entered to win some awesome prizes.

5 lucky cat or dog winners get $60 credit to use for the Muenster Milling all natural pet food or treats of their choice. Categories include: Most Likes, Best Cat, Best Dog, Best Homemade and Funniest Costume.

Cats and dogs, you can click to enter here:

Equestrians– we want your horse to participate, too! Get the most likes or win over our judges heart’s and we’ll throw in a 30lb bag of Milestone Optimize Horse Feed with a side of Pumpkin Spice treats.

Horses can click to enter here:

In addition to the grand prize winners of each category, we will feature the judge’s top 10 pets from all submissions on our blog. Need some ideas to help get those creative juices flowing? Check out these spooks.

The Foodie
If Fido is on a strict diet of all natural dog food, this may be as close to human food as he’ll get all year. Why not let him indulge a bit by dressing as his favorite?

Feline Fanfare
cat costume
Whether she be a dainty dame or hackle raising hellion, Fluffy is sure to be the cat’s meow in her get-up. But don’t be surprised if she isn’t fully cooperative at first. If you’re having trouble getting her to play along, see if you can help her get adjusted enough for one cute picture. You may have to introduce the costume over the course of a few days before she warms up.

“Couples” Costume
german shepherd costume
Is you fur baby your one and only? There’s no more pure form of love than a couple’s costume. Whether you’re a famous couple from history, or simply the perfect pairing, owner-pup costumes are sure to get our judge’s tails wagging.

All in the Family
husky costumes
Matching outfits is a sibling rite of passage. Put your pets in an oh-so-adorable, sister-sister look for a costume that does double duty.

A Horse of a Different Costume

Though it may require some extra fabric, horses in costumes are as cute as a pumpkin patch. Still feeling stumped? You can go literal with a rocking horse or carousel motif, or disguise them completely as another animal. When all else fails, reveal your horses’ final form with a unicorn horn.

The Homemade Minimalist
homemade dog costume
Never underestimate the power of a homemade costume. Everyday items work great and can really set the scene for a frightfully good time. Hats, scarves and a few housewares can do wonders for the Halloween hound in your heart.

The Power of Props
halloween decor
When in doubt, pump up the props! A favorite blankie here, a sprinkle of Halloween décor there, top it all off with a dash of silly glasses or a fall sweater, et voila! You have the perfect recipe for a spellbinding contest photo.

We can’t think of a more scary adorable way to celebrate Halloween than by getting your pet in on the fun. Now go on…knock the judges dead! Just take a photo of your pet dressed in costume and enter the photo via the Facebook tab that says ‘contest’. Our judges will award the winners based on each category. We look forward to your pet getting more famous than Mark Zuckerberg’s Beast! All fields in the entry form (and there aren’t a ton) must be completed with a valid email address to claim the prize. The photo must be original, not belong to someone else. For the complete set of rules, see below.

Cats and Dogs Contest:

There will be 5 categories of winners: Best Homemade Costume, Best Dog, Best Cat, Most Likes, Funniest Costume and the Grand Prize for each category will be a $60 credit to any item(s) on the website.

Horse Contest:

There will be 2 categories of winners: Most Likes and Judge’s Favorite and the grand prize for each category will be a 30lb bag of Optimize and a bag of Pumpkin Spice Treats.



  1. Eligibility: The Muenster’s Monsters Halloween Photo Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and void where prohibited by law. Employees of Muenster Milling Company, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Contest. The Muenster’s Monsters Photo Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of Muenster Milling Company as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Contest.
  3. Contest Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on October 9, 2017, 7 a.m. US Eastern time and ending October 31, 2017, 10 p.m. US Eastern time. All online entries must be posted by October 31, 2017, 10 p.m. US Eastern time.
  4. How to Enter: The Muenster’s Monsters Photo Contest must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided at Muenster Milling’s Facebook page. The entry must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Muenster Milling. You must provide the information requested. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Muenster Milling.
  5. Prizes: The 5 Winners of the Muenster’s Monsters Photo Contest (the “Winner”) will receive a $60 credit to anything on the website. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Muenster Milling. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Muenster Milling’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Muenster Milling to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected based on the categories listed, the quality of the caption, and the unique appeal of the subject as determined by the judges under the supervision of Muenster Milling. Winner will be notified by email within five (5) days following selection of Winner. Muenster Milling shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 10 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT MUENSTER MILLING‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CONTEST, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
  8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo), You understand and agree that MUENSTER MILLING, anyone acting on behalf of MUENSTER MILLING, and Muenster Milling’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Contest, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this content, you represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, you will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Muenster Milling. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, you shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Muenster Milling from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Muenster Milling may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
  9. Terms & Conditions: Muenster Milling reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Muenster Milling’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, Muenster Milling may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Muenster Milling. Muenster Milling reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or Facebook page or violates these Terms & Conditions. Muenster Milling has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Contest, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage Muenster Milling’s Facebook page or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Muenster Milling reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Muenster Milling and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
  11. Disputes: THIS Contest IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF the United States AND Texas, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Texas having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on Muenster Milling’s website. To read the Privacy Policy, click here.
  13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Muenster Milling Company, Inc., 202 S. Main St. P.O Box 585, Muenster, TX 76252.
  14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Dog Days of Summer Photo Contest is Muenster Milling Company, Inc., 202 S. Main St., P.O. Box 585, Muenster, TX 76252.
  15. Facebook: The Contest hosted by Muenster Milling is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

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