Welcome to 2018 NIE Pet Calendar Contest!

Please help us choose the top 12 pets in Northwest Arkansas by voting for your favorite pet. All proceeds from the NIE Pet Calendar Contest benefits the Newspapers in Education program, which provides newspapers at no cost to over 250 teachers and 38,000 students in Northwest Arkansas.

ENTRY Deadline August 23, 2017 at 1 pm. Enter at www.nwadg.com/pets

VOTING starts on Monday, July 24, 2017. Vote at www.nwadg.com/pets

ROUND ONE ends Wednesday, September 13th at 1pm. The top 36 pets advance to Round Two.

ROUND TWO ends Thursday, October 12th at 1pm.

The pet with the highest vote total will be the NIE Pet of the Year and be featured on the cover of our full color 2018 NIE Pet Calendar. The top 12 pets receive a professional pet portrait session that needs to be completed by October 26th. Calendars will be distributed to ONLY Daily/Sunday subscribers in Washington, Benton and Madison counties on Monday, December 4th.


  • Each vote is .25 cents
  • Vote for your own pet, or support your family’s, friend’s & neighbor’s pet entries.
  • All votes must be received in our office by 1 pm on the above dates.
  • Votes in Round One carry over to Round Two if the pet is in the top 36.
  • No vote status is given out on the closing dates.
  • On closing dates, vote online or in-person. No voice messages or e-mails will be returned and no votes left by voice message or e-mail will be counted on the two closing dates.
  • Please do not combine your voting payment with any subscription payment.
  • Please do not bring your pet to the office.
  • Please make your check or money order payable to Northwest Arkansas Newspapers – NIE.

Vote by Phone: Call 479-684-5523
Vote Online: www.nwadg.com/pets
Vote by Mail: Mail fully completed ballot to:
NIE Pet Calendar Contest
PO Box 1187
Fayetteville, AR 72702
Vote in Person: Drop off fully completed ballot to one of our office locations below:

Springdale Morning News – 2560 N. Lowell Rd, Springdale
Northwest Arkansas Times – 212 N. East Ave., Fayetteville
The Weekly Vista – 313 Town Center West, Bella Vista


For more information call
(479) 684-5523 or
send us a message

This contest is officially sponsored by Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette