Winners were announced on the VCI Facebook page on Saturday, May 7th to coincide with the 148th Kentucky Derby.

THANK YOU to all participants of the event this year and we hope you’ll enter again next year!

Be sure to check out this years photos and photos from the 2021 event below, as well as on the Viera Community Institute Facebook page.

We hope you enjoy all the photos of those that entered this VIRTUAL event this year!

Details for the ‘Virtual’ Pet Fest | Derby Day event below.

Awards were given for the best hat in three fun categories:

  1. Classic
  2. Most Outrageous
  3. Colorful

A Best of Show winner was also chosen.

Winners Announced: Saturday, May 7th

Contest Rules:

  • One winner for each Judging Category.
  • One Best of Show chosen from the three main category winners.
  • Each participant may only wear one hat and submit one entry.
  • Each participant’s owner is responsible for his/her own hat.
  • Entries must be completed in full with photo submission.
  • Rules subject to change based on entries.

Submission Requirements:

  • Pet Name
  • Pet Breed
  • Owner Name, Phone # and Email Address
  • Inspiration behind Derby hat

Winners posted on our Facebook Page.

By participating in this event of the Viera Community Institute, Inc. (VCI) you grant VCI permission to use photos sent in post event marketing coverage of the event. All information with submission must be complete to be a valid participant in the Virtual Pet Fest | Derby Day Hat Contest.

Entry submissions have closed.

Be sure to check the Viera Community Institute Facebook page for the 2022 winners.