4th Dog Congress 2013 set Saturday at NCCC Mall-A A +A
Thursday, August 22, 2013
THE stage is all set for the NCCC Hardwaremaxx 4th Dog Congress 2013 set at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Kadayawan Hall, NCCC Mall of Davao.
Dog owners will compete as they dress their dogs for the fashion show and capture adorable photos of their dog pets for the photo contest and finally test the strength of their dogs in the agility competition.
Rowena Flauta, speaking in the weekly edition of Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at Calle Cinco said that the event is open to all even dog owners of Asong Pinoy or "Aspin".
Flauta added that for the fashion show, participants will be competing for creativity of dog costume, the audience impact, stage presence, and relevance of the attire to the theme.
While for the photo contest, judges' criteria will be based on the photo cuteness, originality, photo quality and photo's relevance to the theme.
She said that Rhona Goc-ong, a columnist at Sun.Star Davao SuperBalita, Ross Revilla, designer from Jedah and Davao City Glam Model House Managing Editor Jon Nuñez will be in the house to determine the best-dressed dog and owner team up who will take home P3,000 plus two sacks of 20kg Maxx Dog Food. While the runner-up and and the third-placer will receive P2,000 and 1,000, respectively, plus 1 sack of 20kg Maxx Dog Food apiece.
The top three obstacles finishers and first three cutest doggy photo placers will go home with P3,000, P2,000 and P1,000.
Aside from these, HardwareMaxx will also give away special awards to 10 lucky winners plus P1,000 and 5kg of dog foods.
Flauta added that they are expecting 25 candidates for the fashion show, 39 in the photo contest and 11 for agility. The registration is still on-going for the agility event until Saturday morning.
Registration fee is P500 worth of receipts in all NCCC Pet Department which is inclusive of P200 worth of participating products.
The event is in cooperation with the City Veterinarian Office. There will be free vaccination, free check-up, free consultation, free grooming, speed-eating contest, dog food sampling and selling.
The event is also part of their support in the city's advocacy of making Davao City "rabies-free".
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 23, 2013.