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Good Dog campaign launches local authority awards 2004

The Good Dog Campaign (GDC) is delighted to announce that the 2004 Local Authority Awards will take place at the House of Lords on February 11th 2005.

The Awards recognise the efforts of local authorities nationwide who have invested time and energy into creating campaigns to educate their communities about responsible dog ownership.

As in previous years, there are two award categories - Best New Campaign and the Best Established Campaign.

Each winner will receive £250 prize money for their council, £50 Red Letter Day voucher, an engraved shield and a certificate, along with invitations to attend the special awards luncheon at the House of Lords, tickets to Crufts® and the right to use the award winner logo. The runner-up in each category will be awarded £50 worth of red letter day vouchers, invitations to the awards ceremony and tickets to Crufts®. A Special Award will be presented to the person who judges consider has run the best campaign with limited resources.

Judging will be carried out by the NDWA's Sue Bell, Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, President of the Pet Advisory Committee, Roger Gale MP, former Chairman of the All Party Animal Welfare Group and Sally Shaw, Masterfoods and the Good Dog Campaign.

Detail of how to enter can be found at the GDC microsite on www.ndwa.co.uk. Anyone without internet access should call 020 7255 1100 and ask for the GDC team for an application form. The closing date for entries is 1 December 2004 and the judging will take place on 8 December.