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October 22, 2013

Dogs in dawg regalia, class of 2033 in diapers – vote now for W Day photos

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A dog in a W shirt looks out window

One of Nicki Garnett’s corgis in her UW shirt is in the top dawg category.NickiGarnett

Vote until midnight tomorrow, Oct. 23, on Facebook to help choose the winners of the W Day 2013 Husky Spirit Photo Contest. The photo contest is part of the runup to this year’s W Day, Friday, Oct. 25.

W Day festivities, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Red Square, will include live music from Pickwick, giveaways and Dollars for Dawgs – where you can get a hot dog and drink for a suggested donation to the Husky Pride Fund.

Wear purple or UW-licensed gear to be eligible that day for promotions and discounts from participating local retailers.

A “Love Purple, Raise Gold” online giving campaign hopes to hear from 1,152 donors – in honor of the UW’s 152nd birthday. The campaign starts Oct. 23 at 1:52 p.m. – of course – and continues for 48 hours.

Entries in the Husky Spirit Photo Contest were submitted earlier this month in three categories: future Huskies (kids 10 and under), top dawg (pets) and the general category Husky spirit. Along with winners determined by popular vote, there will also be three best-in-show winners selected by UW alumni judges.

Baby asleep wearing purple cap and holding tiny football

Jake Balzarini, a week old in this image, was posted by his parents in the future Huskies category.Betty Spann