Fetch Those Photos: “Dog Days of Summer!” is Back

Winning Images of Waterloving Pooches Will Win Prizes

Watsonville, CA (July 29, 2015) – West Marine, the world’s largest waterlife retailer, today announced its “Dog Days of Summer” social media contest. Starting August 1 and ending September 9, West Marine is honoring the salty sea dogs in our lives. For this contest, West Marine is looking for photos of dogs enjoying the breeze on the bow, taking a nap on the dock, playing in the waves or riding along on stand-up paddleboards.

To enter, post photos through Instagram or Facebook at facebook.com/westmarine. The five winning entrants will each receive a $100 West Marine gift card that can be used to outfit a furry friend, a boat or the dog’s best friend. Looking for inspiration? Visit westmarine.com or the Dog Days of Summer board at pinterest.com/westmarine.

Contest Dates: Photo entries can be submitted between August 1 and September 9. Winners will be announced on September 9 at the westmarine.com/dogdaysofsummer website.

Entry Process: Photos can be submitted through Instagram or Facebook. To enter on Facebook, post pictures as Public to www.facebook.com/WestMarine with hashtags #dogdaysofsummer and #westmarine. To enter on Instagram, tag uploaded photos to WestMarineInc, with hashtags #dogdaysofsummer #westmarine. Captions should include info on why the dog and their pet parent are in need of new gear to enjoy their waterlife.

Judging Criteria: Photos can be funny or sentimental, and preference will be given to those taken on or near the water. The dog could be on a boat, walking along the beach or at a waterside restaurant. Or, even at West Marine! (Note: The dog in the photo doesn’t need to be owned by the entrant, but the entrant should have the rights to entered photos.)

Winner Notification: Winners will be contacted via the social media channel which the photo was submitted to. Electronic gift card will be sent by email.

About West Marine

Founded in 1968 by a sailor, West Marine, Inc. has grown to become the largest omni-channel specialty retailer exclusively offering boating gear, apparel and footwear, and other waterlife-related products to everyone who enjoys recreational time on or around the water. With over 270 stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, and an eCommerce website reaching domestic and international customers, West Marine is recognized as the dominant waterlife outfitter for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts. West Marine has everything you need for your life on the water. For more information on West Marine, Inc., its products and store locations, visit westmarine.com or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464). West Marine’s stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol WMAR.

Media Contact

Margo Donohue | press@westmarine.com | 917.679.6945