The “Animal Welfare Heroes 2022”Competition Hosted By The Burton Fletcher Foundation for Animals, Inc.,

The Burton Fletcher Foundation for Animals wishes to recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to Animal Welfare, including volunteerism, fostering, adoption, donations, spaying and neutering, while giving local Animal Welfare organizations donations!

The competitions’ three winners will choose which Animal Welfare organizations will receive their portion of the Awarded Competition Money donation, which will be no less than $2500 in total! Nominating and voting for your favorite person and their listed organization, will take place on the official Burton Fletcher Foundation for Animals website. You can nominate, and vote, up to five (5) times for different people, but only one time for any one individual.

The competition is open to nominees in the following South Georgia. The voting deadline is March 1, 2022, so don’t delay! (see details below)


So far as we are concerned, all nominees for this contest are winners, just by the publicity they will receive regarding their efforts. This contest is intended to give exposure to those organizations and individuals within the Animal Welfare Community, so that contributions will be recognized and, hopefully, donations will be forthcoming.

We thank all of you for your involvement in this process, whether as a nominator, or as a nominee. Folks can vote for five different people. Nominating the same person multiple times will not guarantee them a win.

To clarify, neither the number of nominations, nor the number of votes, will decide who wins this contest. The judges, in their sole discretion, will decide the winners. Already, the competition is intense, and we expect it to become even more so as the end of this contest approaches. Those who do not win this year, will have an opportunity again next year.

If you have concerns, we encourage you to share them on our Contact Us page. Best wishes to you, in the spirit of a friendly competition, designed to benefit Animal Welfare in south Georgia.

Eligibility: The “Animal Welfare Heroes, 2022” Hosted By The Burton Fletcher Foundation for Animals, Inc., , (the “Competition”) is open to legal residents of the U.S. who are at least eighteen (18) years old. Employees of The Burton Fletcher Foundation for Animals, Inc., and its affiliated companies (“Competition Entities”) as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members, are not eligible to enter.
Participation in this Competition constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to the Official Rules and Foundation’s decisions, which are final and binding regarding all matters related to the Competition. Winning first, second or third place is contingent upon fulfilling the requirements set forth herein. This Competition is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
✔  Host & Coordinating Sponsor: The Burton Fletcher Animal Foundation for Animals, Inc.
✔  Agreement to Official Rules and Policies: By entering this competition, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by the Official Rules and Policies. Decisions of the Judges are final and binding in all respects. Winning the first, second or third place Competition is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
✔Competition Period: The Competition commences immediately and ends on March 1, 2022.
✔How to Enter: Each nominator may submit up to five (5) different nominations for different individuals. You may amend nomination verbiage prior to the last day of judging. You may vote up to five (5) times. You may only vote for one individual. You do not need to nominate in order to vote. Use of automated systems or of multiple accounts to enter the Competition is prohibited and will result in disqualification. The Foundation is not responsible for disqualified entries due to being lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or misdirected.
Winner Determination: Upon the Competition Period deadline, all nominees will be judged by a panel of judges (to be selected by Foundation in its sole discretion) based on the stalwart qualities, including sponsorship, donating, fostering, volunteering, communication, supporting efforts, and/or adopting dogs and cats in need. The President of the Burton Fletcher Foundation for Animals, Inc. reserves the right to be one of the judges. Voting percentages may be taken into consideration, but do not determine final results.
In the event of a tie for a potential winner, the head judge will be the tiebreaker.
All nominations must include the name, organization, if any, and email address of the nominated person, as well as the nominator, included in the entry. Entries received without this information may be disqualified.

✔  By entering this Competition, the Foundation has all permissions necessary to display, post, publish or use the information submitted as per the Official Rules and in promotional materials relating thereto including, but not limited to, permission for, property, copyrights, trademarks or other rights in materials or other items submitted.

✔  Information submitted should not be disparaging, offending, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, or libelous. Nor should they contain any content that is unsuitable, indecent, sexual, profane, tortious, slanderous, prejudiced, promote hatred or harm against any group or person. Or otherwise not comply with the theme and joyful spirit of this Competition. All commends will be approved before posting.

✔  Submitted information must not contain material that infringes upon, infracts, misappropriates, any law or regulation or the rights of any third party including, but not limited to, any copyright, trademark or any rights of publicity or privacy, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.

✔  License to Use Entries: All entrants grant the Competition, its’ Foundation and affiliates, perpetual, worldwide, transferable, fully paid, irrevocable, unconditional, and royalty-free, non-exclusive right and license for related entities or service providers to use the submission(s) and/or each element of an entrants’ entry. Such use may be (to): post, broadcast, distribute, copy, transmit, publish, reproduce, store display, or create derivative works of and/or otherwise use, in unlimited manner, for promotion of, or in connection with, the Competition. At the discretion of the Foundation, in various and any media outlets/platforms, now or hereafter, such as social media pages and other digital media, newsletters, the Foundation’s Web pages, television and other broadcast media, on third party sites, print materials, or for marketing and/or advertising. 

✔  Foundation for the use of any element of their entry and waives privacy/publicity rights, intellectual the entry.

✔  Foundation is not required to pay any financial consideration or to seek any additional approval in connection with use of an entry. The display/publication of submitted photos on Foundation’s website does not indicate the entrant is, or will be, selected as a winner.
✔  Winner Notification: The Competition winners will be notified via email at the addresses provided on their entry form.  If the potential Competition winners cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact them, or the Competition is returned as undeliverable, they forfeit the Competition and Foundation reserves the right to award the  Competition Awards to another entrant.
✔  The Competition winners must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules as winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements.  The Competitions will be fulfilled approximately 1-4 weeks after the conclusion of the Competition. By submitting to the Competition, entrants agree to the use of, by Foundation its’ affiliates, and its designees, their names, photos, and likenesses, and/or statements for advertising and promotional purposes, in perpetuity, via all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised (including and without limitation, the Internet), for this and/or similar promotions, including worldwide, without additional compensation except where prohibited by law. The Competition winners agree to consent to such request in writing, upon request.

✔  Competitions: There will be one (1) First Place Animal Welfare Hero Winner Who Receives 50% of the Competition Funds; one (1) Second Place Animal Welfare Hero Winner Who Receives 30% of the Competition Funds; and one (1) Third Place Animal Welfare Hero Winner Who Receives 20% of the Competition Funds. Limit: one (1) Competition Winner per person. Competition winners will dictate to which Animal Welfare organization(s) in the competing counties they would like the Competition money to go. There will be a minimum of $2,500 awarded in this competition, and hopefully more!

✔  General Conditions: Foundation reserves the right to suspend, modify, and/or cancel the Competition or any part thereof, if technical failures, human error, fraud, or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Competition, to which the sole discretion is to be determined by Foundation. They also reserve the right to disqualify any submitting individual it finds has tampered with the entry process and/or the operation of the Competition or is found acting in violation of the Competition Official Rules, by inappropriate, unsportsmanlike, or in a disruptive manner. Any deliberate attempt by a person to undermine the legitimate operation of this Competition may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and should this type attempt occur, Foundation reserves the right to fully seek damages allowable under the law. Foundation’s failure to enforce any specific term of the Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that rule.
✔  Release and Limitations of Liability: Participation in the Competition implies nominators and entrants’ agreement to release and hold the Competition Entities and any and all Released Parties (related companies, subsidiaries, parents, respective agents, officers and directors, employees, etc.) from and/or against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Competition or use of the Competition, including, but not limited to: (a)technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (b) late, lost, stolen, illegible, inaccurate, delayed, misdirected or undeliverable, posts, email, mail; (c)unauthorized human intervention in the Competition; (e) errors in the administration of the Competition; (d) printing errors or (e) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s involvement in the Competition.
✔  Entrants also agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Competition and in no event shall they be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrants waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

✔  Disputes: Excluding where prohibited, entrants agree that all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Competition or any Competition awards (“Claims”) shall be resolved individually, without resorting to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Valdosta, Georgia.

✔  All Claims, issues and questions regarding the structure, validity, representation and enforceability of these Official Rules, the rights and obligations of entrants, or the rights and obligations of the Foundation in relation with the Competition, will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, all laws of the State of Georgia and the federal laws of the U.S.A. without giving consequence to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions, which would cause the use of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Georgia.  Entrants agree: (1) all Claims, judgments and awards will be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs, but in no event including attorneys’ fees, disbursements, or court costs; and (2) under no condition will entrant be permitted to receive awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenditure.
✔  Collection and Use of Personal Information: By submitting to the Competition, entrants agree to Foundation’s assemblage, use and disclosure of entrant’s personal information, and entrants agree that personal information submitted with an entry, including but not limited to their name, mailing address, phone number and email address may be gathered, processed, shared, disclosed, kept, maintained and otherwise used by Foundation for the purposes of conducting and administering the Competition; for marketing intention by the Foundation if entrant has opted-in to receive marketing communication from Foundation; and for any other reason outlined in these Official Rules.

✔  Competition Winners List: For the contest winners list, you can send an email to with the subject line “Animal Welfare Heroes, 2022” Winners.” Competition winners list requests will only be accepted after the end of the Competition Period (listed above). Competition winners expressly agree to Foundation’s use of their name for this purpose.

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The “Animal Welfare Heroes 2022” Competition
Hosted By The Burton Fletcher Foundation for Animals, Inc.,
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