Ocean Pines residents are encouraged to get their canine companions camera-ready for the 4th annual “Pup of the Pines” photo contest sponsored by the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department. The contest runs through Oct. 19.
Dogs will compete for the title “2019 Pup of the Pines” and a free 2019 Ocean Pines Dog Park registration. The winner will also be the official face of the dog park and will be featured in various Ocean Pines publications.
Eight finalists, selected from all contestants, will be on display at the Ocean Pines Halloween celebration on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 1-4 p.m. in White Horse Park. Attendees at the event will be able to vote for their favorite. The winner will be announced at the Hometown Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, Nov. 24.
The entry fee is $5 per dog. Money raised from the contest will be used for upgrades and improvements to the dog park.
Official entry forms are available at the Ocean Pines Community Center at 235 Ocean Parkway, the Ocean Pines Administration Building at 239 Ocean Parkway and online at OceanPines.org.
For more information, contact the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052.