From now until Sept. 2, America is invited to vote for their favorite entry at WagginTrainBrand.com.
Five finalists will be flown to Nashville during Country Music Awards Week where they’ll perform their jingles for Adkins at a private event. Adkins will select the winner and he/she will go in-studio with Adkins to have it produced by him, and their newly-recorded jingle will be featured on WagginTrainBrand.com.
In addition to the public vote, Trace Adkins will judge the semi-finalist entries to pick the five finalists. His judging counts for 80 percent of the final score and the consumer votes count for 20 percent of the final score to select the finalists.
“I actually wasn’t surprised to see so much musical talent among the dog owners who entered the contest and am looking forward to judging the semi-finalist entries,” said country music star Trace Adkins. “I hope all the dog lovers out there rally together and vote to help their favorite semi-finalist get to the next round.”
Adkins will judge the semi-finalist entries using the following criteria: jingle describes the good times enjoyed by the entrant and his/her dog (50%); musical performance reinforces the Waggin’ Train brand’s wholesome fun personality (25%); and overall creativity/originality (25%).
Five finalists will be flown to Nashville, TN, during CMA Awards week in November 2011 to perform their jingle at a private event in front of Trace Adkins. The Grand Prize winner, selected by Adkins, will get the opportunity of a lifetime, to perform their jingle in a recording session produced by the country music star.
“We created this contest to celebrate the fun, carefree times we share with our dogs and were truly impressed by the quality of the entries we received from dog owners across the U.S.,” said Sean Boland, Waggin’ Train® Brand Director. “Now that the semi-finalists have been selected, we want to invite dog lovers nationwide to visit www.waggintrainbrand.com to vote for their favorite jingle.”
Waggin’ Train offers a full line of wholesome snacks made from natural ingredients that dogs love, including jerky treats, chews, dental bones and wellness products. The brand’s Tail Waggin’ Jingle Contest kicked off on June 9 at the 2011 CMA Fest in Nashville, TN, and culminates at a special event during CMA Awards Week (http://www.cmaawards.com/) in November 2011. For more information on the contest and to get the official rules, go to www.waggintrainbrand.com.