AutoPets is excited to announce the 2016 winners of the Out-of-the-Box Thinking Scholarship. Thank you all for your creative submissions!

Students were asked to submit an essay describing an innovative pet product idea in line with AutoPets’ mission to design highly functional, easy-to-use products with a modern aesthetic, that make caring for your pet more enjoyable. Each essay had to include how the idea was conceived, why it is needed, who the target audience would be, and what the marketing and retail strategies would be. We received 177 entries from high school, college, and graduate level students.

2016 Winners

Grand Prize $1,500 Scholarship

Adam H. for The Pet Stopper Automatic Pet Gate

Second Place $1,000 Scholarship

Hilary C. for Build-Your-Own Cat Tree

Third Place $500 Scholarship

Taylor G. for Wet Pet Food Dispenser

Congratulations to Adam, Hilary, and Taylor! Thanks again to all who applied!