Rules + Photo Requirements
Enter by submitting a valid digital photo on this site. Valid entries must be in color, with a horizontal/landscape layout (or able to be cropped to that) and contain ONLY animals, no people. Animals must be portrayed in a humane, loving manner (e.g., no prong collars).
Entrant must be able to provide the same photo at a size and resolution that will result in a quality print in the calendar. For winning entries (i.e., the top photos as described below), photos must be well-focused, sharp images that are a minimum 300 dpi at an 8.5" x 11" horizontal size and in JPEG/JPG or TIFF format. (Photos in the photo collage may be smaller.)
The top six (6) dog photos, the top six (6) cat photos and the top one (1) other animal photo with the most votes will win featured month/cover spots in the calendar, as long as they comply with the rules. The cover photo will be selected by HSHV and does not have to be the animal with the most votes.
HSHV reserves the right to reject or refuse photos that do not comply with the rules or for reasons unstated.
With your photo entry donation of $30, you are eligible for a free 2021 calendar when they're ready in October/November of 2020. It will be held at HSHV's front adoptions desk for you to pick up, or sent to you upon request.
While you may enter as many times as you like, HSHV reserves the right to limit the number of animals from any one home featured in the calendar, in order to best serve the most number of people and animals.
By submitting a photo, you certify that you are the owner of that photo and that you grant the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) to use that photo free of charge and free of restrictions for marketing purposes including printing in HSHV's 2021 calendar. Or, if your entry was taken by a professional photographer or commercial studio, you must have a signed copyright release.
Photos submitted become the property of HSHV and may be used and/or altered for the 2021 calendar and/or for other fundraising efforts.
Contest ends August 31, 2020.
Questions about our calendar or the contest? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.