For release 16th December 2011
Don’t deny your dog the shot of newspaper fame! Enter your candid canine canal snapshots in the Canal Dog of the Year competition which is being organised by the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority and the Brecon & Radnor Express Newspaper to celebrate the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal’s milestone 200th Anniversary.
All you have to do is take a photo of your dog walking, running, posing or even riding on a canal boat along any part of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal or towpath and send it into the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority to give your dog the chance to win instant fame. All that’s left to do then is vote! Each month the dog with the most votes online will be chosen from the entries and published in the Brecon & Radnor Express. The monthly winners will then go forward for the ultimate accolade of ‘Canal Dog of the Year 2012’ which will be announced by a panel of judges in January 2013.
The Canal Dog of the Year 2012 winner will receive a winter break away in a beautiful Bannau Brycheiniog Holiday Cottage, three one hour dog walks from Smart Pets plus a £40 voucher to spend at the Hay and Brecon Farmers in Brecon.
The competition is being organised jointly by Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority and the Brecon & Radnor Express as part of the ongoing celebrations for the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal’s 200th Anniversary.
To enter all you have to do is visit this link www.breconbeacons.org/canaldog and send a photo of your dog along the Canal. Tell us your dog’s name, your name, email address and phone number. Your dog’s photo will then be published online on our website and all that’s left to do is vote for your favourite dog. Seasonally themed photos, like Christmas pictures or Easter pictures are encourages where appropriate. And who doesn’t appreciate a good puppy picture?
To find out if your dog is a monthly winner all you have to do is pick up a copy of the Brecon & Radnor Newspaper to find out if your dog is a star! Winners will also be notified by email or telephone.
For more information about how you can enter please visit www.breconbeacons.org/canaldog
For more information about the bicentenary celebration activities and events happening along the length and breadth of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal during 2012 please visit www.waterscape.com/monandbrec200
Pictures: Copyright of Peter Williams
NOTES TO EDITORS
In 2012 the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal celebrates the 200th anniversary of its opening in 1812. The canal winds its way 35 miles from Brecon south to Cwmbran, passing through both scenic countryside and a World Heritage Site that recognises the areas important industrial past. The canal is a 200-year-old feat of engineering, originally built as a corridor for coal and iron; now it supports a thriving leisure industry and is much-loved haven for people and nature.
Through a series of activities and events, organisations, local groups and national bodies will be celebrating the canal’s history, enjoying its beauty and looking forward to its development beyond 2012 as a cherished asset to the communities through which it passes and connects. For more information www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/monandbrec200