2022 Louisville, Kentucky - AALAS Foundation “Racing for Research” Contest

And They’re Off!



Contest Guidelines
  • Each contestant is required to submit the officially approved AALAS Foundation wooden horse for entry into the contest. The official wooden horse and official display stand will be sent by AALAS Foundation to all registered contestants.
  • Any artistic medium may be used on an entry – paint, glue, pencil, ink, paper, staples, textiles, etc.;
  • Entries may not include animal body parts or tissue or replicas thereof.
  • Each entry must include the AALAS Foundation “Racing for Research” contest registration number assigned to it. That number shall be displayed on the back of the entry. (Registration numbers are assigned by AALAS Foundation)
  • An entry must not exceed more than 11” in height;
  • An entry must not exceed more than 12” in width;
  • An entry must not exceed more than ¼” in depth – in area that sits inside the official display stand;
  • All entries MUST be able to fit and display, with no assistance, in the official contest display stand.
  • All entries must not weight more than one pound;
  • All contest entries must be received by the AALAS Foundation at the 2022 AALAS Foundation “Racing for Research” Booth in Louisville, Kentucky, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, October 23rd and 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2022.
  • All entries are subject to review for approval and acceptance into the contest by the Contest Review Committee whose decisions are final. Any entry deemed to contain inappropriate and/or offensive material or content by the Contest Review Committee will be ineligible for entry into the contest and contestant’s $35 registration fee will be refunded.
  • Contestants must provide a digital photo of their entry to the AALAS Foundation by October 10, 2022, to be eligible for inclusion in the Facebook photo gallery. Email photos to foundation@aalas.org.
Prior to the start of the 2022 National Meeting, the public will have an opportunity to go online to judge the 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, September 19, 2022, and ends Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 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.

How to Win
  • There are four contest categories: Individual, Corporate/Company, Branch, and Institution/Association. The entry receiving the most “votes”/donations collected on its behalf, within each category, will be determined the category winner.
  • There will be four category winners – one from each category.
  • A “Fans’ Favorite” winner will be awarded to the entry receiving the most Facebook “likes” on the AALAS Foundation’s “Racing for Research” Facebook photo gallery by 11:00 am CST, October 26, 2022. Contestants must submit a digital photo of their entry to the AALAS Foundation by October 10, 2022 to be eligible for inclusion in the “Fan Favorite” category of the contest. Winner will be announced at Appreciation Reception to be held October 26, 2022 at AALAS National Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • A “Best of Show” winner will be selected by members of AALAS Leadership. Winner will be announced at Appreciation Reception to be held October 26, 2022 at AALAS National Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.

Winner Selection
AALAS members, their family and friends may “vote” on behalf of the 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 26, 2022 at 11:00 am EST, will be deemed the first place winner of its category.

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 donating an entry into the virtual silent auction, donor agrees to ship their entry donation to the winning bidder at their own cost, at the conclusion of the virtual Silent Auction.

Entries donated to the AALAS Foundation Silent Auction will be acknowledged as a $5 donation to the AALAS Foundation.

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