The Grand Photo Prize winner for the first Spring Romp Photo Contest, a part of The Animal Rescue Site $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge of 2011 - with Petfinder.com, was announced today. The winning photo was entitled "Karma Loves Spring," and submitted by Lisa Gordon. A $2,000 grant will be awarded to Frog Pond Farm Draft Horse Rescue in Cambridge, OH, Lisa's favorite rescue organization and a participating member of Petfinder.com eligible for the Shelter+ Challenge.
All 10 of the photo contest's finalists have received a $25 reward certificate to The Animal Rescue Site store. There are two more Spring Romp Photo Contests before the end of this Shelter+ Challenge voting round! Submissions for the second Spring Romp Photo Contest begin on Thursday, April 28th.
With all the great photos of happy animals, it was difficult indeed for our judges to choose just 10 finalists. A glance at the finalists below shows just how hard it is - they are all fantastic photos of animals who are clearly loved!