The Augusta Chronicle's holiday pet photo contest drew more than 75 entries of dogs and cats. The pets were photographed in festive garb and settings.
Editors and photographers of the newspaper awarded the first place prize of $50 to Susan C. Monteith of Waynesboro, Ga. Ms. Monteith submitted a photo of her 3-year-old papillon, Annie, looking like Santa. Two runners up will receive $25 each.
To view a slideshow of the winning entries and some of our favorite pet photos, click here.