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Dress Up Your Pet as a Famous Suffragette!

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Pet photo contest!

Dress up your pet as a famous suffragette for a chance to WIN books!

LTAI: Women's Suffrage is a humanities discussion project from the American Library Association (ALA) and is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Contest Details

  • The contest is open from Monday, August 1 - Friday, September 16.
  • To enter the contest, dress up your pet in a suffrage-inspired costume and submit 1 photo to the contest form below. 
    • Costumes can be as simple or as complex as you like, but must fit into the women's suffrage theme and be tasteful and respectful.
    • Decorations on or in your pet's habitat are permitted (especially with smaller pets, such as fish, reptiles, or hamsters).
  • Five winners will be chosen by the NSU Libraries staff and notified by e-mail on or after Monday, September 25.
    • Winners will receive a copy of their choice of one of the themed readings from the "Let's Talk About It: Women's Suffrage" series.

Enter the contest here:

Need Inspiration?

Explore the resources on this guide, or check out one of the books from our library displays, to see pictures of famous suffragists for inspiration!

Famous Suffragists

Consider dressing up your pet as one of the following famous faces in women's suffrage:

  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Lucretia Mott
  • Ida B. Wells
  • Mary McLeod Bethune
  • Carrie Chapman Catt
  • Alice Paul
  • Sue White
  • Mary Church Terrell

Literary Costumes

Fans of The Once and Future Witches might also consider dressing up their pet as one of the characters from the novel.


Don't forget about those sashes and picket signs!

Colors & Symbols of the Suffrage Movement

Try to incorporate the following colors, associated with the women's suffrage movement, into your entry:

  • Purple
  • White
  • Gold
  • Green

Read more about the colors and symbols of the women's suffrage movement here: