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6th Annual Rags to Riches Photo Contest (2014)

Page 1 US & Canada and Access to Page 1 of Other International Division

Produced and Sponsored by Double K Industries

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Contest Closes to Entries May 10, 2014 Judging May 20, 2014

The GroomerTALK™ Message Board is your best source for current information on active or upcoming Rags to Riches Contests or visit the Double K Industries website. Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes are awarded each year. The contest welcomes groomers worldwide.

Thank you to everyone that entered this year's competition. In the end the judges had reviewed over 200 entries and came to agreement on this year's winners in the two divisions. Congratulations to our winners, and everyone that took the time to enter. See you next year! Our thanks to Double K Industries for making the contest possible. Click to visit their web site.

Winners in US Canada Division are....

1st Place

     Entry #101
Reagan
Groomer: Kelly Lewis, Idaho

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Entry #101

   

2nd Place

     Entry #20
Pippa

Groomer: Heiki Jones, North Carolina

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Entry #20

   

3rd Place

     Entry #121
Baxter

Groomer: Jeannie Traviss, Michigan

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Entry #121

   

Winner of International Division is...

1st Place

    Entry #6
Logan

Groomer: Laura Szlavy Kovacs, Hungary

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Entry #6

   

Our Judges for 2014

Jodi Murphy Melissa Verplank Christina Pawlosky

Jodi Murphy - Celebrity Judge

Website: www.jodimurphy.net
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Jodi Murphy is a two-time Master Pet Stylist, a NCMG (National Certified Master Groomer) through the National Dog Groomers Association of America as well as MPS Meritus (Master Pet Stylist Meritus) through the International Society of Canine Cosmetology. She is a multiple Best All Around and Best in Show competitor.

These titles allow Jodi to certify groomers to their master pet stylist status throughout the USA. She was a GroomTeam USA team member for four years and ranked within the top four pet stylist of the United States.

Jodi has become a leading publisher of instructional DVDs, a supplier of select grooming products and tools, and a fashionable line of professional groomer apparel. See web site links above.

Melissa Verplank - Celebrity Judge

Websites:
www.learn2groomdogs.com
www.paragonpetschool.com
www.melissaverplank.com
www.Learn2GroomDogs.com
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Melissa Verplank is a Certified Master Stylist with over 30 years experience in the professional pet grooming industry. She operates three pet related companies, a luxury boarding facility called Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa and two companies that are involved with educating the professional pet groomer and stylist; The Paragon School of Pet Grooming, Inc.

She publishes instructional grooming books and DVDs as well as a streaming instructional video website. She also sells select grooming supplies. See web site links above.

Websites:
www.osterpro.com
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National Training Manager, Oster® Professional Products

Accomplishments:
• Multiple Best All Around Groomer and Best Groomed Dog in Show winner
• World Poodle Groomer 1993 and 1995
• International Groomer of the Year in 1994
• Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award for Groomer of the year 1993, Congeniality 1994, and Judge of the year 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006
• Also nominated for some of these same awards in 2004, 2005 and 2006
• Eagle Award from Groom and Board Magazine 1994,
• Voted Groomer of the Decade by New England Pet Grooming Professionals 2001
• Member of the USA Groom team 1993-1995,
• Oster International Invitational Tournament of Champions 1995 (Which was the win that I retired from competitive grooming)
• Awards of Merit at Westminster Dog Show
eGroomer Articles:
German Trim on a Standard Poodle, January - March 2013 Issue, see www.egroomer.com

 

Entries Start Here

Page 1 of US & Canada Entries 1 to 50

Go to USA & Canada Division Entries 51 to 100

Go to USA & Canada Division Entries 101 to END

Go to International Division Entries

   


US & Canada Contest Entries 1 to 50

 

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1 Shauna Rubin
Libby, Massachusetts
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2 Jessica Keto
Jack, Michigan
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3 Amanda Lord
Layla, Rhode Island
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4 Melissa Hancock
Meg, Alabama
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5 Kelly Ulrich
Maddy, Pennsylvania
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6 Susan Sefcek
Mickey, Ohio
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7 Lauren Picard
Precious, Texas
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8 Nancy Lockett
Frenchie, Georgia
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9 Melissa Hancock
Milli, Alabama
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10 Melissa Hancock
Banjo, Alabama
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11 Susan Sefcek
Claire, Ohio
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12 Angela Peace
Millie, Arizona
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13 Brynn Haynes
Ianto, Pennsylvania
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14 Jackie Thornton
Kimberly, Oklahoma
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15 Brynn Haynes
Sweetie, Pennsylvania
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16 Stephanie Freiler
ChiChi, Pennsylvania
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17 Jan Ash
Zoey, Tennessee
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18 Anyta Klock
Abbey, Oregon
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19 Anyta Klock
Angus, Oregon
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20 Pippa, North Carolina
Groomer: Heike Jones

2nd Place Winner

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Lauren Picard
Star, Texas
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22 Lauren Picard
Charlie, Texas
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23 Katrina Frasier
Sparky, Michigan
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24 Katrina Frasier
Toby, Michigan
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25 Elsebeth LaForge
Muffin, Maine
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26 Crystal Parfitt
Gabriel, Rhode Island
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27 Beth Downing
Baby, Arizona
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28 Anyta Klock
Nudle, Oregon
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29 Joleena Downes
Mr Puff, Pennsylvania
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30 Elizabeth Pals
Chewbacca, Canada
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31 Elsebeth LaForge
Jaz, Maine
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32 Hayley Heims
Chloe, Iowa
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33 Elizabeth Pals
Teddy, Canada
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34 Gabrielle Bruno
Buddy Light, Arizona
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35 Melissa Hancock
Daisey, Alabama
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36 Anneliese Vaini
Dolly, Wisconsin
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37 Susan Sefcek
Harry, Ohio
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38 Crystal Parfitt
Gracie, Rhode Island
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39 Rachel Alegre
Weezie, Massachusetts
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40 Elsebeth LaForge
Schnabel, Maine
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41 Tracey Demuner
Sophie, Shih Poo
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42 Sadie Griffin
Daisy, Maryland
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43 Carol McLain
Duke, Washington
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44 Rachel Alegre
Sydney, Massachusetts
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45 Laura Paluso
Roth, Connecticut
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46 Linda Bruinsma
Tess, Oregon
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47 Ashley Barnholtz
Georgie B, Iowa
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48 Walentyna Doran
Millie, Florida
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49 Angela Elmer
Max, Wisconsin
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50 Angela Elmer
Charlie, Wisconsin
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