Power Design Pet Costume Contest

About Power Design Pet Costume Contest

The costume contest is one of the most popular events at Pet Walk each year. Not all of us will be in person this time but we’re not going to let that stop us – welcome to the 30th Annual Pet Walk Costume Contest – hybrid edition!

On April 17th walkers will be able to participate in the costume contest at North Straub Park as well as on our main SPCA Tampa Bay Facebook page, @SPCATAMPABAY. We’re giving 47,000 of our closest friends the opportunity to vote on their favorite costumes IN REAL TIME! Prize announcements coming soon.

To register for the contest, complete the online registration form (choose in-person or virtual) and submit the $10 registration fee.  You may also register in-person at Pet Walk. The in-person contest will take place LIVE during the Pet Walk event at 9am* on April 17th. The virtual contest will take place Friday, April 16th on the SPCA Tampa Bay Facebook page.

In Person:

Show up to North Straub Park with your pet in their best outfit (and you too, if desired), and check in at the Pet Costume Contest Booth by the Stage.


Submit a photo using the link provided in the follow up email before THUR, APRIL 15th at 6pm. You do not need to attend the event to win the virtual event.


  • One submission  / entry per pet. 
  • Team or group photo submissions or entries featuring multiple animals or people will still be awarded a single prize.
  • In-person judges will determine top 3 prizes.
  • Social Media favorites will determine Best Fan Favorite prize
  • Online submissions will be posted to the SPCA Tampa Bay Facebook page Friday, April 16th. Fans will have 24 hours to vote for a virtual winner.

*Times subject to change. Visit PetWalk.org or visit the Pet Walk Facebook event page for more information