These 10 local pets received the highest votes from 5280 readers in our annual Pet Photo Contest.
Thanks to all who participated in 5280's 2016 Pet Photo Contest ! The polls have closed, votes are tallied, and these 10 adorable animals (click through the gallery above) came out on top. This year's top 10 had more than 21,000 collective votes. 5280 staffers will vote to determine the grand prize winner, first runner up, and second runner up between April 27 and April 28. Submissions will be judged and scored in accordance with the following criteria: communication of contest theme (50 percent), originality and creativity (25 percent), and overall appeal (25 percent). Visit our Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram  channels on Friday, April 29 to discover which Colorado cuties will be taking home our prizes—and the title of Denver's cutest pet!