Nose of Tralee Competition Rules

1.The promoter is: Pet Sitters Ireland Ltd (company no. 490681) whose registered office is at Clogrennane Glebe, Clogrennane, Carlow, Ireland 

2.Employees of Pet Sitters Ireland or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition. This includes previous Winners and Runners Up Of The Nose Of Tralee (and their current or future pets).

3.There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition. Entrants must be resident in Ireland and can only enter their pet in the County is which they reside. If your pet was a winner or runner-up in a previous year then you cannot enter them into the Nose of Tralee again. If your pet was a county finalist, then you can enter them into the competition again.

3a. Entrants understand that their pets photo may be used in marketing materials connected with Pet Sitters Ireland, The Nose of Tralee and any Sponsors connected with either Pet Sitters Ireland or The Nose Of Tralee.

4.Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via

5.Competition dates are detailed below in Point 21

6.No responsibility can be accepted for entries, or votes, not received for whatever reason. The competition is run using a 3rd party app that counts and verifies votes. Vote counts are not displayed at any stage of the competition. We also do not release a list of vote counts at any stage during or after the competition.

7.The rules of the competition and the prize for each winner are detailed below in Point 10 and 22

8.The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

9.The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

10.No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

Nose Of Tralee Prizes

First Prize

  • Title Of Nose of Tralee 2023
  • 250 euro Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Voucher
  • Photo Shoot with David MaCauley Photography including canvas image
  • 500 Euro Tesco Voucher

Second Prize

  • 100 euro Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Voucher
  • 150 Euro Tesco Voucher

11.Winners will be chosen by an independent adjudicator or panel of judges appointed by the Promoter. The judge’s decision is final.

12.The winner will be notified by email and/or letter within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

13.The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.

14.The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

15.By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

16.The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by [Irish] law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of [Ireland].

17.The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [Irish] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

18.The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the following address: Pet Sitters Ireland Ltd, Rathvinden House, Leighlinbridge, Carlow

19.Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

20.This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Pet Sitters Ireland Ltd and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at

Note – Entrants and voters who submit their email address as part of the entry/voting process will only be contacted via email in relation to the competition.

21.Competition dates are as follows:

Open For Entries 6th June – 26th June 2023

Note – Entrants must submit a current photo of their pet that was taken in the last 6 months and they must enter their pet in the county in which they reside in Ireland.

Public Voting 27th June – 11th July 2023

Note – Vote counts (or position in the competition) will not be made available to the Public or Entrants at any stage of the competition.

Judging Process 12th July – 2nd August 2023 – The 3 pets in each County with the most votes will go through to the next round and our team of Independent Judges will then select one finalist for each county.

During this process the 32 finalists will be notified and asked to re-enter their pet wearing their County Nose Sash ready for the final Public Vote.

How Will Entrants Pets Be Judged if they get through to the Judges Stage?

Each pet will be judged on the following and the pet with the most points will go through to the final. Final scores will not be made public and in the event that the winner does not want to participate in the final stages then the runner up will be put through to the final.

  • Number of Public Votes (33% of score)
  • Quality, cuteness and uniqueness of photo (33% of score)
  • Written entry (33% of score)

Public Vote  3rd August – 21st August 2023- A public vote will decide which of the 32 Finalists is Crowned the 2023 Nose of Tralee.

The 2023 Nose Of Tralee Winner will be announced on the 22nd August 2023.

22.Rules Of The Competition

The following rules apply to all entrants at whatever stage of the competition. Failure to comply will result in immediate removal from the competition.

  • Entrants cannot use paid advertising to promote their entry.
  • Entrants are not permitted to buy votes in any form.
  • Entrants suspected of cheating in any form will be removed from the competition.
  • The Nose of Tralee logo, and the Pet Sitters Ireland logo, can only be used with the written permission of Pet Sitters Ireland.
  • No other companies may claim to sponsor or endorse the Nose of Tralee, unless they are an official sponsor. This includes, but not limited to, adding their name to posters, flyers, tshirts, awards
  • Code Of Conduct. Any entrant found to be harassing other entrants, organisers, or sponsors in any manner will be removed from the competition (and future competitions) with immediate effect. Organisers decision will be final.