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National Pet Radio: Make Your Critter's Cuteness Public (And Win A Prize Pack!)

Punkin, who belongs to NPR Senior Publicist Emerson Brown, decides whether to get moving or not based on news from local station WAMU. Good or not, she usually sleeps in. (Emerson Brown)

Many of us here at NPR have pets or are animal lovers, and recently discovered that National Dress Your Pet Day is in January. We were inspired by this to ask you to show your appreciation for public media by accessorizing your pet.

To have a little fun with it, we want you to snap a picture of your pet listening to your favorite public radio station.

Participating is simple: Send us a picture of your pet tuning in - by radio, computer, phone, etc. - and tell us what NPR Member Station you guys listen to. You can work this into the photo if you want to get creative; for example, a sign like this would do the trick: "Mr. Patches thinks NPR Member Station KPCC is the cats meow!" We've provided a few examples using pets of NPR staffers (not eligible to win). True to the NPR way, all pets will be considered – cats, dogs, bunnies, lizards, guinea pigs, fish – the whole domesticated kingdom.

You just need to submit your entry by email to ThisIsNPR@npr.org by Wednesday, February 6, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Seven finalists will be selected by a panel of NPR staff. Then, we'll post them here and ask you, the listeners, to vote for your favorite.

The pet that gets the most votes and the owner of that critter will receive a pretty cool prize pack of items to use while strutting your stuff in public: an NPR Black Logo T-Shirt, NPR Music Klean Kanteen and NPR Bottle Sling. Thee runners-up will win an NPR Share More Chico Bag.

Contest Rules: You must be 18 or older to enter. Responses received in the ThisIsNPR@npr.org inbox before the entry deadline will be eligible to win. No purchase necessary. See complete list of contest rules.

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