The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is now accepting entries for its annual Top Dog mascot competition. The winner will be the official mascot for CCPRC dog parks and pet events for 2013. Entries will be accepted through noon Friday.

To be eligible, a dog must be a regular visitor to CCPRC dog parks, have good manners in public, be available to represent CCPRC for year beginning in April and be current on all vaccinations.

To enter, go to

Voting will begin Saturday and run through 5 p.m. Feb. 27. Finalists will be interviewed in March and a winner and runner-up will be announced at the annual Pet Fest at Palmetto Islands County Park on April 13.

The winning owner will get a free Gold Pass for 2013 and the dog will get an official mascot collar, leash and T-shirt. The winning pooch will also be featured in the CCPRC’s Quarterly Parks and Program Guide.