TMZ Best in Show Challenge Carl + Lily Crowned As Prize-Winning Pets!!!

2/20/2019 12:07 PM PST

TMZ Best In Show Challenge: Carl + Lily Crowned Prize-Winning Pets

The votes are in, and by a narrow margin ... TMZ's "Best in Show" go to a pair of lovable puppers -- Carl and Lily!

The couple's romantic doggy date video barely topped the cute raccoon who "Woke Up Like Dis" to take home 1st prize and $3,000 to boot. The 4 other finalists scored $500, as well.

Thank you to all the pet owners out there who submitted funny, creative and adorable vids of their little loved ones. Stay tuned for a new challenge next week for yet another chance to win some cash.