Year 2016 "Take me Places, Celltei" Photo Contest
In 2016, we asked for photo that showed the world the fun and joy in traveling with your furry or feathery family member(s). Winners won a gift certificate plus a cash donation to the favorite pet charity. Ten winning photos were selected by popular vote as the "FINAL TEN" from which Celltei team awarded the final prizes based on the following criteria:
- Projection of the relationship between people and pet(s)
- How interesting the place, event or activity is
- Overall picture quality and composition
Here are the winners
1st Prize - A $300 Celltei gift certificate and a $300 donation to a pet charity
Winner: Ed R. in Northern Territory, Australia. Donation went to:
The Kangaroo Sancturary in Alice Spring, Central Australia
"..Our mission is to educate and encourage people to rescue and care for kangaroos and other wildlife and animals. Our motto is Animals Come First."
2nd Prize - A $200 Celltei gift certificate and a $200 donation to a pet charity
Winner: Lisa B. of The Platinum Parrot in USA. Donation went to:
Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue in Bradenton, Florida, USA
"..Our mission is to be a voice for captive exotic birds and to promote unity within the avian community. We work to fulfill our mission by providing a safe haven for abused or unwanted exotic birds (regardless of species, age, special needs or behavior issues), re-socializing and rehoming eligible companion parrots, and providing educational resources to the avian community."
Exotic Avian Sanctuary of Tennessee in Heritage, Tennessee, USA
"..to provide a safe haven and optimal care for parrots whose owners can no longer care for them, through adoption or permanent sanctuary."
Project Perry Inc. / The Central Virginia Parrot Sanctuary in Louisa, Virginia, USA
"..to provide a safe place for these birds to go when no other options are available... The Sanctuary also offers a Lifetime of Care program."
Souza's Sanctuary & Boarding in Northern California, USA
"..to give a safe, forever home for parrots to live out their lives in a flock setting."
3rd Prize - A $100 Celltei gift certificate and a $100 cash donation to a pet charity
Winner: Kirah S. of Project Perry in USA. Donation went to:
Southwest Exotic Avian Rescue in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
".. to provide safe, caring foster and permanent adoption placement to any parrot in need of rehoming." https://southwestexoticavianrescue.org/
- (Honorable mention - A $50 Celltei gift certificate each for seven (7) contestants)