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New York, NYTo celebrate the dogs who do extraordinary things in the service of humankind, the AKC Humane FundSM is seeking YOUR nominations for its AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE).  Nominations are now open and winners will be announced in Fall 2016.  

Each year, the AKC Humane Fund pays tribute to five dedicated, hardworking dogs for making significant contributions to an individual or entire community.  Since the creation of the awards in 2000, 80 ACEs have been awarded to dogs of 32 different breeds and one mixed-breed dog from 28 states. Former ACE dogs have included a police K-9 who uncovered the work of a serial killer and a family pet who saved her owner from a bear attack, among dozens of other incredible pups.

“There are so many dynamic dogs to recognize with an ACE Award,” said AKC Spokesperson Gina DiNardo.  “These canines touch the lives and hearts of those who love them and the world around them. We are proud to honor five of them each year with an ACE Award as a symbol of our appreciation.” 

One award is given in each of the following five categories:

Uniformed Service K-9

Eligibility: Full-time working K-9s in the realms of city, county, state, or federal law enforcement; the military; firefighting; customs and border patrol; emergency services.

 

Exemplary Companion

Eligibility: Dogs without formal training or certification who have nonetheless distinguished themselves in some way that has made a meaningful contribution to the life of his owner or community.

Search and Rescue

Eligibility: Dogs certified to assist in wilderness and urban tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events and locating missing people.

 

Therapy

Eligibility: Certified therapy dogs working in hospitals, schools, disaster sites, war zones, and wherever else the affection of a good dog can provide comfort.

Service

Eligibility: Certified service dogs who enrich the lives of physically or mentally disabled owners. Including but not limited to guide dogs for the blind, seizure-alert dogs, hearing dogs, balance dogs.

**(Note: Nominees doing service or therapy work without certification are considered in the Exemplary Companion category.)

Honorees will receive an engraved sterling-silver medallion and an all-expenses-paid trip for dog and owner to Orlando, Florida, to be honored at the AKC National Championship in December. A donation of $1,000 will also be made in each recipient’s name to the pet-related charity of their choice. The names of the five recipients will be added to the ACE plaque on permanent display in the AKC Humane Fund Library at AKC headquarters in New York City.

All entrants will receive an ACE Certificate of Recognition in acknowledgement of their nomination.

Anyone, including the dog’s owner or handler, may submit a nomination form.  Submissions for the AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence for 2016 must include:

·         A non-returnable, original print or digital photograph of the dog. All digital photos must be larger than 1MB in size and a minimum of 300 dpi. The photo should feature solely the nominated dog.

·         A 500-word-or-less description of how the dog has demonstrated excellence.

·         Dog’s call name, breed, age and sex.

·         Owner’s/Nominator's name(s), address and phone number. E-mail address if available.

Nominations will be accepted through July 31, 2016 and should be submitted here, with a photo sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or mailed with a photo to:

 

ACE Awards 2016

The AKC Humane Fund

260 Madison Avenue, 4th Floor

New York, New York 10016

For more information about the ACE awards or to download a nomination form visit the AKC website.

 

In celebration of GHOSTBUSTERS:

The Original Cast Reunites and Joins the New Cast on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” as

Moviegoers Celebrate the Franchise with Screenings of the Original Film, a Sneak Peek at the New Film, Fun Events, a Contest, and More

Elle King’s “Good Girls” Available at Digital Music Providers Today – CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!

CULVER CITY, Calif., June 3, 2016 – In anticipation of the release of Ghostbusters, which brings the legendary franchise back to theaters with a new team fighting the paranormal on July 15, Sony Pictures and moviegoers across the country will celebrate the classic franchise with Ghostbusters Day on Wednesday, June 8 – the anniversary of the release date of the original 1984 film.

On Ghostbusters Day, the cast of the original classic Ghostbusters – including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts – will reunite and join the new Ghostbusters – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones – as they honor the franchise that evening with an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs weeknights at 11:35pm Eastern and Pacific / 10:35pm Central on ABC.

Fans will also be able to join in the celebration by seeing a sneak peek of the new film as part of the Fathom Events presentation of the original classic in more than 800 cinemas nationwide on June 8, with encore showings on Sunday, June 12.  In addition, in Brooklyn, BBQ Films will present the world’s only official immersive screening of the classic Ghostbusters – a transportive experience built around the classic movie called GHOSTBUSTERS HQ. 

Participating theaters will also join in the fun with sweepstakes. Cinemark is giving fans the chance to score one of ten signed posters for the new film through a social media giveaway and as a collectible reward in their all-new app-based loyalty program, Cinemark Connections.  And when Regal Cinemas Crown Club Members buy a ticket to the classic movie, they will be entered for the chance to win a flyaway to the premiere of the new Ghostbusters film in Los Angeles, plus a $2500 gift card for travel and accommodations.

Guests of BBQ Films to GHOSTBUSTERS HQ in Brooklyn on the 8th will not only get a 360-degree interactive experience, but also an exclusive first chance to play the new Ghostbusters console game and the mobile game, Ghostbusters: Slime City, both from Activision. Fans will have the chance to record their unique spectral encounters using special GIPHY Cam filters, and enjoy Hi-C Ecto Cooler beverages at the bar. New shows have been added, including a family show. More information is available at www.bbqfilms.com

Fans will be able to check out the Ghostbusters’ ride, the Ecto-1, with national and local appearances.

The studio will also launch the Ghostbusters Twitter Mission Sweepstakes on Ghostbusters Day.  The sweepstakes will award cool prizes, like custom Ghostbusters uniforms, every week leading up to the release of the film to users who retweet contest messages.  Twitter users can join in the fun by following @Ghostbusters. 

Fans can also follow the movie at @Ghostbusters on their favorite social networks, as the day will be documented via Facebook Live, Periscope, Snapchat Live Stories, and other social coverage.

In addition, moviegoers can now hear Elle King’s “Good Girls,” from the film’s original soundtrack, which is available now at all digital providers. Click here to listen.  “Good Girls” was written by Elle King and Dave Bassett and produced by Bassett. The soundtrack will be available on July 15th.

  

Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world! The film is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal, and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film “Ghostbusters,” an Ivan Reitman film, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.

ABOUT SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to 
http://www.sonypictures.com.


Macy's iHeart Radio Rising Star [logo]
Winner of Contest to Open at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 13, 2016) – Lucas Hoge has made it to the top 25 percent of all genres in Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star Contest. Fans can vote online or through social media, with a chance to win a VIP trip to the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival.

To vote for Lucas Hoge fans can visit iHeartRadio.com/RisingStar.

Lucas is currently on a radio tour promoting his current single, “Boom Boom.” Click here to download “Boom Boom.”

“I’m super excited and feel very blessed to have been chosen for Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star Contest. It was awesome to get this news while on the road playing the song and now it’s in the top 25 of the contest!” said Hoge.

Artists in the competition were found by a combination of music industry insiders from across the country at over 800 iHeartRadio local radio stations and Macy’s national entertainment scouts. From that group, a panel of music fans was constructed to rate the artists based on who they were excited to hear more of and see in concert. Those scores were added to the artists' social media standings, and points were awarded for regional diversity to come up with this top 25.

To vote for Lucas Hoge fans can visit iHeartRadio.com/RisingStar by logging in with an email address or facebook account. To vote using Twitter hashtag #RisingStar and #LucasHoge. Fans who vote online or on twitter can also enter to win a VIP Trip for two to the iHeartRadio Muic Festival 2016 including tickets for both nights as well as entry to the Festival Village, airfare, accommodations and an exclusive meet-and-greet with the Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star winner. Add #Sweepstakes to any social #RisingStar vote to enter to win the VIP Trip. Online and Twitter voters can vote up to 50 times per day, retweets will count as votes, for a total of 100 votes per day. Voting for the Top 25 will close June 5 at midnight.

For more information on Lucas Hoge visit lucashoge.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Lucas Hoge on Tour
May 20 - Stoney’s Rockin Country - Las Vegas, Nev.
May 21 - Moonshine Flats - San Diego, Calif.
May 23 - June 03 - Wrangler National Patriot Tour
June 10 - Whiskey Bent - Nashville, Tenn.
June 11 - Durango Music Spot - Nashville, Tenn.
July 02 - Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss - Fort Bliss, Texas
July 03 - Greeley Stampede - Greeley, Colo.
June 14 - June 21 - UK Military Tour

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Pls RT to vote for #LucasHoge #RisingStar @Macys @iHeartRadio #Sweepstakes!

About Lucas Hoge
Hoge rose to national fame in 2010 as a star of Animal Planet's “Last Chance Highway,” which led to appearances on “The Today Show,” “Inside Edition,” “The Daily Buzz,” “Daytime TV” and many more. Hoge is the Music Ambassador for Cabela’s and is also a passionate supporter of the U.S. military having traveled to various countries throughout the Middle East and beyond to perform for troops. In 2012, Hoge’s "Have I Done Something" hit No. 1 on the Christian Country Charts. Hoge has been visiting radio stations all over the U.S. promoting his latest single, “Boom Boom.”
 
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Benebone is a new and growing line of durable chews for dogs.  In 2012, Peter Toolan, a long time accountant and banker, was ready for a career change.  He was ready for an entrepreneurial venture.   What attracted him to the pet space was the passionate bond between pet parents and their pets. 

Benebone’s brand identity is simple:  USA-made, ergonomic design, real flavor, and canine welfare support.  Too many products on pet shelves are made overseas.  While it is true that there has been a big backlash on made-in-China treats, many chew toys are still made in China.  Some other chew toys are flavored – but it’s unclear with what.  We use only real bacon, peanuts or chicken to flavor our chew toys.  Our designs are simple, elegant, even beautiful.  And they are all shaped irregularly for a reason – dog’s don’t have thumbs!

We have two injection mold factories, both in New York State.  They are family businesses that have been in business for decades, and have seen much of their business go to China.  Benebone has been a great partner for these manufacturers, who take pride in the quality of their work.  It’s nice to be a small part of the USA-made manufacturing story.

Benebone is a very small company.  We have two partners:  Peter Toolan (son) and Jim Toolan (dad).  At 76 years young, Dad does everything from processing purchase orders to selling big accounts.  There is nothing more rewarding than working as a father-and-son team every day.  When I think back to my life working for big companies with all of their politics and bureaucracy, I have to pinch myself!    

As Jim mentioned, we are committed to canine welfare, in particular dog shelters and rescues throughout the US.  While we can’t change the world on our own, our products can make a dog’s time in a shelter or rescue just a little bit more enjoyable.  It’s good business for us too, as it builds brand awareness and creates a bond between our company and passionate dog lovers.

We are proud of how far we have come in three short years.  Our flagship product is the number one selling product on Amazon among 9000 Dog Chew Toys.  And we intentionally do not discount online to as to protect our pet specialty retailers.  Our products are found in various pet specialty stores in the Southeast, including Florida, and are distributed in the region by Southeast Pet.

We have 15 SKUs currently (5 shapes, 3 flavors) and for now are not going to expand further.  We have a tight, clean line. Too many companies toss out more product without innovating, in the hopes of “grabbing” shelf space.  Going forward, we are considering durable edible chews, but have not yet decided on that path.  We only want to expand into other products if we can find a way to bring truly better, differentiated, made-in-USA product to our loyal customers.

www.benebone.com

Email Jon Patch Host of Talkin' Pets before Saturday at 630 pm EST and register your favorite shelter (supply contact person and address) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or call the show Saturday from 6-7 pm EST to register a shelter to win 844-305-7800

 



ASPCA #HelpAHorse contest will award $100,000 in grant prizes to equine organizations across the country

New research shows at least 2.3 million Americans have a strong interest in adopting a horse

NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the participants in its third annual ASPCA Help a Horse Day grants contest. The nationwide competition of equine rescues and sanctuaries is designed to raise awareness about the year-round lifesaving work they do to care for local at-risk horses who’ve been abused, neglected or find themselves homeless. In honor of the ASPCA’s 150th Anniversary celebration this month, the ASPCA has teamed up with “2 Broke Girls” actress and horse advocate Beth Behrs to spread the word about the contest, which has been expanded to include a total of $100,000 in grant prizes. This year, 191 groups will be hosting events across 42 states during the weekend of April 22-24 as they compete to win a grand prize of $25,000.

“The ASPCA Help a Horse Day contest has grown exponentially over the past few years, and we are excited to celebrate our 150th anniversary by providing even more grants to the dedicated equine rescues and sanctuaries that step in to care for abused or neglected horses and give them a much-deserved new lease on life,” said Jacque Schultz, senior director of the ASPCA Equine Fund. “We are proud to welcome Beth Behrs to the contest this year and we applaud her efforts to raise awareness about wonderful horses available for adoption around the country.”

“I recently adopted my horse, Belle, from a California sanctuary, where I was able to see firsthand the tireless efforts that go into rehabilitating and caring for at-risk horses,” said Behrs. “It’s inspiring to see the creative events being planned around the country in celebration of the ASPCA Help A Horse Day contest, and I am honored to lend my voice to equine protection and to help recognize these everyday heroes for their life-saving work.”

Participating rescue groups will be judged on the creativity of their events, as well as their ability to engage their local communities to assist their efforts to protect horses. Activities include open houses, education and volunteer programs, birthday parties, spring festivals, scavenger hunts and other fun-filled events. ASPCA Help a Horse Day is celebrated annually on April 26 – a date chosen for its significance to the ASPCA’s long history of horse protection. In 1866, ASPCA founder Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for horse mistreatment on April 26 of that year. The protection of horses has been a core part of the ASPCA mission ever since, which includes supporting equine welfare legislation, advocacy, rescue and targeted grants.

Coinciding with Help a Horse Day events, the ASPCA has unveiled the results of a recent nationwide survey showing that at least 2.3 million Americans have adequate space, resources, and a strong interest in adopting a horse. This new data suggests that there are more than enough homes available for the approximately 125,000 American horses shipped to Canada and Mexico last year to be slaughtered for human consumption.

“For anyone considering adopting a horse or donkey, there’s no better time than an ASPCA Help a Horse Day event to see what the nation’s equine rescues have to offer,” added Schultz. “The strong public sentiment against horse slaughter, combined with the significant lack of awareness that this is a problem horses face, underscores how community events like ASPCA Help A Horse Day are critical to pairing horses in need with the homes that are available.”

Last year, the ASPCA awarded over $1 million in grants to support 124 equine rescues and sanctuaries across the country. The grant money supported several areas of equine welfare including large-scale rehabilitation, emergency relief grants, safety net programs, and the Rescuing Racers Initiative, which aids in the rescue and rehabilitation of retired racehorses to save them from slaughter.

For more information about ASPCA Help a Horse Day or to see if there is an event near you, please visit www.aspca.org/helpahorse.

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, and celebrating its 150th birthday this year, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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International Cat Care’s annual photography competition is back for its fourth year with a brand new theme – Cat Naps. 

2016 iCatCare Photography Competition

The charity, in association with Your Cat magazine, is searching for beautiful and unique images of cats asleep or resting to feature in its 2017 calendar (and other published materials) that will be sold to raise funds for the charity. Images can be of cats sleeping alone or with other cats or animals, cats asleep in weird and wonderful locations or of cats simply curled up. Basically any image that shows a cat engaging in one of the species’ favourite pastimes – sleeping!

Twelve winning images will be selected by the judges from iCatCare and Your Cat magazine. These will feature in the calendar with the overall winner appearing on the cover. Images entered into the competition may also be used in other iCatCare materials and on the charity’s social media. Any image used will always be credited to the photographer.

The overall winner will receive £500, plus a year’s subscription to Your Cat magazine. The other competition winners will receive £100 each and all winning photographers will be sent a certificate, three copies of the calendar and a selection of iCatCare merchandise. Winners will also be invited to attend iCatCare’s annual awards event at Kensington Roof Gardens in London.

The competition opened on 1 April and will close at on 15 May 2016. Winners will be announced on iCatCare’s social media shortly after.

For a chance to win and to find out full terms and conditions, visit: http://icatcare.org/photography-competition. International Cat Care has also included some top tips on how to take the perfect picture of cats from past winners of the competition.

Pets in the Classroom invites teachers to submit pictures of the habitats of their classroom pets.

The Pets in the Classroom grant program invites pre-kindergarten through 8th grade teachers with classroom pets to enter the Pets in the Classroom Habitat Contest. Now through December 15th, teachers can submit pictures of their classroom pet’s habitat.  All entries are being featured on the Pets in the Classroom website, and people are invited to vote for their favorite habitat.  The teacher whose entry receives the most votes when the contest ends will be selected as one of the contest winners and two additional teachers will also be selected as winners based on random selection.  Each winner will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card.

“Teachers are endlessly creative in incorporating pets into their classroom environment,” noted Steve King, Pet Care Trust executive director. “We wanted to give teachers an opportunity to share their creativity with their peers. The Habitat Contest is a fun way to inspire others.”

The Pets in the Classroom grant program provides grants to Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade teachers in both private and public schools for the purpose of purchasing and maintaining classroom pets.  Classroom animals are wonderful resources for teachers that, when incorporated into lesson plans, can have a profound impact.  Classroom pets not only provide excitement in the classroom, but they also benefit students by teaching them responsible, long-term pet care at an early age and providing the psychological and developmental benefits associated with the human-animal bond.  Studies have shown that caring for pets has a positive effect on children, improving school attendance and teaching children responsibility, as well as encouraging nurturing and building self-esteem. 

For more information on the Pets in the Classroom grant program or the Habitat Contest, visit www.PetsintheClassroom.org.

Calling all creative kids! Bob Vetere, APPA President & CEO, is excited to announce that the association’s non-profit campaign, Pets Add Life (PAL), is kicking off the 8th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest beginning September 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. Students in 3rd-8th grade are encouraged to write original poems about the joys of owning pets of all types for a chance at top prizes for both themselves and their classroom.

Participants can submit poems via PAL’s Facebook page at facebook.com/petsaddlife, online at www.PetsAddLife.org or mail final poems and submission forms to:

Pets Add Life
50 Washington St. Suite 100
Reno, NV 89503

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2016 at 5 p.m. EST.

Additionally, teachers within these grade levels are welcome to incorporate this national contest into their lesson plans and submit poems in one entry on behalf of their classroom.

One student from each grade nationwide (6 total) will win a $250 gift certificate for pet products, and a potential “by-line” in a nationally circulated publication or online outlet. Additionally, the six winning students’ classrooms will each win a $1,000 grant to spend on pet-related education or to support a classroom pet.

To learn more about the Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest, read previous winning poems, upload submissions, or download submission forms, please visit http://petsaddlife.org/childrens-poetry-contest or contact Ashlee Verba at 775.322.4022 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958.  APPA membership includes more than 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises.  APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit www.americanpetproducts.org for more information.

 

Cast Members Announce

STAR TREK: TO BOLDLY GO” Campaign Benefitting the

Cast’s Choice of Nine Global Causes

Beginning Today, Fans Can Visit Omaze.com/StarTrek

to Enter for a Chance to Win!

View Cast Launch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-COeaGn5x0

HOLLYWOOD, CA, JULY 14, 2015 – In an unprecedented event, the cast of the Star Trek film franchise has created a unique philanthropic initiative in partnership with Omaze. The Star Trek: To Boldly Go campaign will support the cast’s personal selection of nine global causes, which will each receive equal portions of the funds raised when fans enter for a chance to win a walk-on role in director Justin Lin’s Star Trek Beyond, the third film in the blockbuster franchise, released on July 8, 2016. The campaign runs from 12:01 a.m. PST on July 14th until 11:59 p.m. PST September 1st.

To coincide with the campaign’s launch, cast members John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba recorded a special video message on the iconic Starship Enterprise bridge set. The video, released today, kicked off production and features the cast inviting fans to make franchise history as the first fans to ever win a walk-on role in a Star Trek movie. For each $10 contribution made through the Omaze fundraising platform, eligible participants will be automatically entered for a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Check out the launch video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-COeaGn5x0

The Star Trek: To Boldly Go Grand Prize winner and a guest will:

  • Fly to Vancouver and stay in a 4-star hotel
  • Go behind the scenes of Star Trek Beyond, hang with the cast, and experience the filming of the movie
  • Be transformed by hair, makeup and costume teams into a Star Trek character and filmed for a scene in Star Trek Beyond
  • Visit the closed set and meet the cast of Star Trek Beyond
  • Be among the first to see scenes from the latest film
  • Travel to Vancouver
  • Brave Beginnings, an organization dedicated to ensuring that ventilators and life-saving neonatal equipment are always available to newborns in critical need. Nominated by Zoë Saldana.
  • Camp Sunshine, a place where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families can regroup, reenergize, and restore hope for the future. Nominated by Anton Yelchin.
  • Direct Relief International, one of the premiere disaster relief organizations that operates world­wide. Nominated by Zachary Quinto.
  • Heaven Homes, an organization helping establish children's homes and centers, while providing secure, safe and loving environments where children can be nurtured to realize their full potential. Nominated by Idris Elba.
  • KidsCan, an organization that provides food, clothing and healthcare to disadvantaged youth in New Zealand. Nominated by Karl Urban.
  • Koreatown Youth & Community Center, an organization serving the evolving needs of the Korean American population in the greater Los Angeles area as well as the multiethnic Koreatown community. Nominated by John Cho.
  • Make-A-Wish, whose remarkable work is making wishes come true every day for children suffering from life­threatening illnesses. Nominated by Chris Pine.
  • Time is Precious, an organization helping to create a more comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for children, which in return helps assist with their treatment and recovery. Nominated by Simon Pegg.

In addition to the Grand Prize Winner, six additional winners will be randomly selected throughout the campaign to form the honorary “Star Trek: To Boldly Go” crew. Star Trek: To Boldly Go is the first Omaze campaign to have winners every week.

The Star Trek: To Boldly Go Crew will:

“Omaze is excited to bring this truly once-in-a-lifetime experience to Star Trek fans around the world,” said Ryan Cummins, Co-Founder and Co-CEO. “We are proud to give fans the chance to live out their dream experience while simultaneously helping nine great causes. By allowing anyone to enter for just $10, we are seeing the power our community has in making an impact around the world.”

By donating directly to Omaze.com/StarTrek, fans will be supporting these nine global causes:

In addition, fans who donate set amounts larger than $10 can receive special limited edition Star Trek rewards including t-shirts, posters, a cast-autographed red shirt, an advanced private screening of Star Trek Beyond, and a replica Captain’s chair.

Visit Omaze.com/StarTrek to learn more about this new initiative. “Live long and prosper.”

ABOUT OMAZE

Founded by writer/filmmakers and friends from college, Matt Pohlson and Ryan Cummins, Omaze is an online social good platform that gives anyone the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences that also support social missions. Omaze offers its community of donors transformative experiences, remarkable causes and compelling content. For more information, please visit www.omaze.com.

 

ABOUT PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

Star Trek: To Boldly Go Restrictions and Limitations

No purchase necessary to enter or win.  Void where prohibited.  Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in your domicile, to enter and a resident of Argentina, Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, USA, or the UK, and not a resident of Belgium, Italy, Malta, Singapore, or Thailand.  Residents of Australia, Brazil, China and the Republic of Korea are not prohibited from participating, but local rules and laws may restrict or prohibit the award of certain prizes or impose additional restrictions on participation.

Rewards are separate from sweepstakes prizes.  Rewards are limited in quantity. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. For free entry: (i) send post card to Sponsor at P.O. Box 866, 9942 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA, USA 90232 by applicable mail date; or (ii) visitwww.Omaze.com/StarTrek.  Entrants may receive additional entries via Facebook.  Maximum number of entries: 1,000,000 per Entrant.  Travel and accommodations are at Sponsor’s discretion and subject to availability and change.  Winner and Guest may be required to pass a background screening or security check, to receive the prize and/or reward. Visa conditions may apply. All taxes are Winner’s responsibility. Not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook®.  Residents of certain territories may be required to successfully complete a trivia question to qualify. 

 

Disney,MarvelStudios,DolbyLaboratories,VisaSignatureandRaspberryPi® Uniteto
Create

MARVEL'SANT-MANMICRO-TECHCHALLENGE

SEEKINGCREATIVETECH-SAVVYGIRLSTO FIND THEIR INNER SUPER-HERO BY CREATING SOMETHING "BIG" FROM something VERY SMALL!

BURBANK, CA – May 29, 2015 –Disney, Marvel Studios, Dolby Laboratories, Visa Signature and Raspberry
Pi® are proud
to unite to sponsor a nationwide MARVEL'S ANT-MAN MICRO-TECH CHALLENGE in conjunction with the July 17th release of Marvel's
Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip "T.I."
Harris, Wood Harris, Judy Greer,
David Dastmalchian and Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym.

Building on the success of the Ultimate Mentor Adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy: Guardians of Good, Marvel is launching, ANT-MAN MICRO-TECH CHALLENGE with Raspberry Pi. The challenge invites girls nationwide, ages 14 – 18, in grades 9-12, to design
and build a DIY project using at least one readily available micro-technology component, which can enable tinkerers, makers, builders and future Imagineers to execute big ideas with a board that fits in their pocket and costs less than a video game. The projects can be utilitarian, artistic or just plain fun.

After completing a project, applicants will be asked to submit a short video demonstrating the project and explaining how it will inspire other girls to pursue interests in science, technology, engineering, or math.

The five winners will each receive: Two round-trip tickets
to Southern California, including hotel accommodations, from June 28 through June 30,
2015, to be on the red carpet at the World Premiere of Marvel's
Ant-Man at the Dolby Theatre® in
Dolby Atmos® on June 29, 2015; attend
a special "The Evolution of Technology" workshop on June 30 at The Disneyland® Resort where they will meet Walt Disney Imagineers who will introduce them to the broader scope of technology and how innovation is inspired during a behind-the-scenes tour of The Disneyland® Resort; and receive a tour of the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.

Upon completion of the challenge, a STEM-based girls program in each winner's hometown will be selected
to receive "re-create" instructions for each project.
Each winner will have the opportunity to lead a workshop
in building her project with the girls
in the selected program in her community. By sharing their work, the winners will accomplish big things from small beginnings by inspiring other young girls to follow their interests in computing, technology, and engineering.

Entries will be accepted from May 21, 2015 through June 11, 2015. For application forms, eligibility requirements, official
contest rules and more information about MARVEL'S ANT-MAN MICRO-TECH CHALLENGE, please visit www.Ant-ManChallenge.com

About the Contest:

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Contest commences on or about 9AM PT on May 21, 2015 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on June 11, 2015.
Open only to girls who are 14-18 years of age on May 20, 2015 and legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and not employees of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel, Dolby Laboratories, Visa Signature and Raspberry
Pi, or any of their parent, related
or affiliated companies nor members of their households or immediate families.
Limit one (1) entry per person.
Winners must be able to travel on June 28, 2015. See Official
Rules at www.Ant-ManChallenge.com for
full eligibility and entry requirements, prize description, conditions and limitations. The official contest
sponsor is Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

About Marvel's Ant-Man

The next evolution
of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding
member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios' Ant-Man. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink
in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace
his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect
the secret behind
his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats.
Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Marvel's Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man,
Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton,
Michael Peña as Luis, Tip "T.I." Harris as Dave, Wood Harris as Gale, Judy Greer as Maggie, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, and Michael
Douglas as Hank Pym.

Peyton Reed directs Marvel's
Ant-Man with Kevin Feige,
p.g.a. producing and Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria
Alonso, Michael
Grillo, Stan Lee and Edgar Wright serving as executive
producers. The story is by Edgar Wright
& Joe Cornish and the screenplay is by Edgar Wright
& Joe Cornish and Adam McKay & Paul Rudd. Marvel's Ant-Man delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company,
is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000
characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes
its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. © 2015 MARVEL

About Dolby Atmos:

Dolby
Atmos delivers moving audio—sound that can be precisely placed and moved
anywhere in three- dimensional space, including overhead. It
brings entertainment alive all around the audience in a powerfully immersive
and emotive experience.

Since
its introduction in the cinema in 2012, Dolby Atmos has been embraced by all
the major Hollywood studios, 14 Academy Award® winning directors,
and 27 Academy Award winning sound mixers, among others.

To learn more about Dolby Atmos, visit dolby.com/Atmos.

About Dolby Laboratories:

Dolby Laboratories
(NYSE: DLB) creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform
entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and
at work. For nearly 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more
vibrant, clear, and powerful in Dolby®. For more information, please
visit www.dolby.com.

About Visa Signature:

Visa Signature
is a proud sponsor of the theatrical release of Marvel's "Ant-Man".
Visa Signature cardholders get access
to movie ticket offers to
movies like Marvel's
"Ant-Man" www.Fandango.com/VisaSignature. Visa Signature is a premium consumer payment card bringing cardholders benefits and perks that are important
to them, and provide everyday value to enhance cardholder experiences. Benefits include complimentary 24-hour Visa Signature Concierge service, travel
perks from the Visa Signature
Luxury Hotel Collection, special
fine wine and food experiences, and discounts at premium
retailers. For more information, visit www.visa.com/signature.

About Raspberry Pi:

The
Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized
computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse.
It is a capable little
device that enables people
of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch
and Python. It's capable
of doing everything you'd expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing
high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing
games.

What's more, the Raspberry Pi has the ability
to interact with the outside world, and has been used in a wide array of digital
maker projects, from music machines and parent detectors
to weather stations and tweeting
birdhouses with infra-red cameras. We want to see the Raspberry
Pi being used by kids all over the world
to learn to program and understand how computers
work. Raspberry Pi is a trademark
of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

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