AALAS Foundation – "Guitar Animal Hero" Contest 

Registration to enter the “Guitar Animal Hero” contest is now closed. Check back on Monday, October 2, 2017 when online “voting”/donating for Category winners begins.

 In the meantime, visit the “Guitar Animal Hero” Facebook photo gallery and “like” the photo of your favorite guitar entry!  The guitar entry photo receiving the most “likes” on the AALAS Foundation’s photo gallery page between now and October 18th, at 11:00 am CST will receive the “Fan Favorite” award.


Contest Guidelines

  • All contestants are required to submit an officially approved AALAS Foundation “Guitar Animal Hero” contest wooden guitar for entry into the contest. An official contest wooden guitar will be mailed to contest entrants upon receipt of contest entry fee;
  • Any artistic media may be used on the guitar entries – paint, glue, pencil, ink, paper, staple, textiles, etc.;
  • All entries must include the “Guitar Animal Hero” contest registration number displayed on the back of the guitar;
  • All entries must not exceed more than 11” in height;
  • All entries must not exceed more than 4” in width;
  • All entries must not exceed more than 1/4” in depth;
  • All entries must not weigh more than one pound;
  • All contest entries must be received by the AALAS Foundation at the 2017 “Guitar Animal Hero” Booth in Austin, Texas, between Sunday, October 15, 2017 and Monday, October 18, 2017.
  • Contestants must provide a digital photo of their entry to the AALAS Foundation by September 29, 2017, to be eligible for inclusion in the Facebook photo gallery. Email photos to foundation@aalas.org.

NOTE: All entries MUST be able to fit and display in an official “Guitar Animal Hero” stand at the 2017 National Meeting. See image to the right.

Digital photos of the final guitar entries should be submitted to the AALAS Foundation in advance of the 2017 AALAS National Meeting for posting on the AALAS Foundation’s Facebook page. All registered entries will be on display at the AALAS Foundation “Guitar Animal Hero” contest booth at the 2017 National Meeting in Austin, Texas.

Prior to the start of the 2017 National Meeting, the public will have an opportunity to go online to judge the guitar entries and “vote” for their favorite entry. A “vote” is a financial donation to the AALAS Foundation. Each “vote” requires a minimum $5.00 donation. Online contest “voting” begins Monday, October 2, 2017 and ends Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 11:00 am CST.

Beginning Sunday, October 15, 2017, attendees of the 2017 National Meeting will be able to “vote” ($5.00 minimum “vote”/donation) on behalf of their favorite guitar entry at the AALAS Foundation’s “Guitar Animal Hero” contest booth at the 2017 National Meeting in Austin, Texas. All contest “voting”/donating ends Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. CST.

All branches, companies, institutions, and individuals are encouraged to participate. The main goal of this lively event is to help raise funds to support the AALAS Foundation in its mission to educate the public about the importance of biomedical research and the compassionate professionals working in the field of laboratory animal science.

Winner Selection

AALAS members, their family and friends may “vote” on behalf of the guitar entry of their choosing. The awarding of “votes” is actually a financial donation to the AALAS Foundation. A winner from each of the four (4) categories will be selected. The entry that receives the most “votes”/donations on its behalf by the end of the contest, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 11:00 am CST, will be deemed the first place winner of its category.

The first place winner of each category (Individual, Corporate, Branch, Institution /Organization) will be automatically entered into the live auction on Wednesday night, October 18, 2017.

Optional Entry into AALAS Foundation Silent Auction

All entrants into the contest may opt to donate their entry into the AALAS Foundation’s silent auction. (Note: By registering into this contest, entrants agree that should their entry be one of the first place category winning entries that their piece is deemed an automatic donation to the AALAS Foundation’s Live Auction.)
Entries donated to the AALAS Foundation Silent Auction will be acknowledged as a $45 donation to the AALAS Foundation

“Guitar Animal Hero” Entry Pick Up

All entries not donated or automatically placed in the AALAS Foundation’s Silent & Live Auction must be picked up by its owner no later than 2:00 pm CST on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The AALAS Foundation will not be responsible for entries not picked up after this date and time.

All contestants are required to submit an officially approved AALAS Foundation 100 ALL STAR Race car for entry into the contest (link to purchase official “100 ALL STAR wooden race car” ($12.99 plus shipping) will be sent to contest entrants upon receipt of contest entry fee.);

Any artistic media may be used on the race car entries – paint, glue, pencil, ink, paper, staple, paper, textiles, etc.;

All race car entries must include the “100 ALL STAR Race” contest registration number displayed on the bottom of the race car;

All race car entries must not exceed more than 8” in height;

All race car entries must not exceed more than 8” in width;

All race car entries must not exceed more than 3.5” in depth;

All race car entries must not weigh more than one pound;

All contest entries must be received by the AALAS Foundation at the 2016 “100 ALL STAR Race” Booth in Charlotte, North Carolina, between Sunday, October 30, 2016 and Monday, October 31, 2016.

Digital photos of the race car entries should be submitted to the AALAS Foundation in advance of the 2016 AALAS National Meeting for posting on the AALAS Foundation’s Facebook page. All registered entries will be on display at the AALAS Foundation “100 ALL STAR Race” booth at the 2016 National Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Prior to the start of the 2016 National Meeting, the public will have an opportunity to go online to judge the race car entries and “vote” for their favorite entry.  A “vote” is a financial donation to the AALAS Foundation.  Each “vote” requires a minimum $5.00 donation. Online contest “voting” begins Monday, October 3, 2016 and ends Wednesday, November 2,, 2016 at 11:00 am EST.

Beginning Sunday, October 30, 2016, attendees of the 2016 National Meeting will be able to “vote” ($5.00 minimum “vote”/donation) on behalf of their favorite race car entry at the AALAS Foundation’s “100 ALL STAR Race” contest booth at the 2016 National Meeting in Charlotte, NC. All contest “voting”/donating ends Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EST.

All branches, companies, institutions, and individuals are encouraged to participate. The main goal of this lively event is to help raise funds to support the AALAS Foundation in its mission to educate the public about the importance of biomedical research and the compassionate professionals working in the field of laboratory animal science.

Winner Selection

AALAS members, their family and friends may “vote” on behalf of the race car entry of their choosing. The awarding of “votes” is actually a financial donation to the AALAS Foundation. A winner from each of the four (4) categories will be selected. The race car entry that receives the most “votes”/donations on its behalf by the end of the contest, Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 11:00 am EST, will be deemed the first place winner of its category.

The first place winner of each category (Individual, Corporate, Branch, Institution /Organization) will be automatically entered into the live auction on Wednesday night, November 2nd, 2016.

Optional Entry into AALAS Foundation Silent Auction

All entrants into the contest may opt to donate their entry into the AALAS Foundation’s silent auction. (Note: By registering into this contest, entrants agree that should their entry be one of the first place category winning entries that their piece is deemed an automatic donation to the AALAS Foundation’s Live Auction.)

Entries donated to the AALAS Foundation Silent Auction will be acknowledged as a $25 donation to the AALAS Foundation

“100 ALL STAR Race Contest” Entry Pick Up

All entries not donated or automatically placed in the AALAS Foundation’s Silent & Live Auction must be picked up by its owner no later than 2:00 pm EST on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016. The AALAS Foundation will not be responsible for entries not picked up after this date and time.