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2023 Pet Calendar Contest
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2023 Pet Calendar Contest

Thank you for your submissions! Our Calendar Contest is currently closed. Public voting will taking take place in mid-September!

Space is limited, but ALL entries will be printed in the 2023 Calendar.

Only 11 photogenic animals will be chosen for the large monthly feature photos.

We expect our 2023 calendars to be ready for pick up/shipment in late November or early December! These beautiful calendars make great gifts.

Please e-mail any questions to: Calendar@SavingAnimalsToday.org

Calendar Contest Rules
General contest information

The contest is open to everyone. You may submit as many entries as you wish, provided you pay the required entry fee for each. Submitting more than one entry will not guarantee or help your chances of selection.

ALL entries meeting the criteria listed below will be printed somewhere in the calendar. The winners of the 11 monthly features will be selected through a combination of judging and online voting.

The cover photo and one month of choice were auctioned to the highest bidder at the 2022 Gala for Animals live auction.

Animal Friends Alliance reserves the right to refuse any photographs due to quality and/or any other reason the photo is deemed inappropriate. All decisions are final.

All contest entrants must agree to the disclaimer below stating that Animal Friends Alliance may use the photos.

Submitting your photo

To submit a photo, first complete the Online Entry Form and then email your horizontal image to calendar@savinganimalstoday.org. Please read all rules before emailing your photo.

Entry Fee

There is a $20 entry fee for each photo submitted. This fee is for entering the contest only; a calendar is not included with this entry fee. If you would like to pre-order a calendar as well, they are $20 each and can be ordered through the entry form.

We must have a completed entry form and fee before your photo will be considered. Photos emailed without completion of the entry form will not be considered.

Contest participants can pay with credit card online through the entry form.

Photo Quality and Format

Photos must be IN FOCUS (not blurry) and landscape in orientation (aka horizontal or sideways). Square or vertical images will be cropped to fit a horizontal calendar design (ideally 16:9 ratio). This may substantially alter the photo and your photo may be excluded from voting if cropping causes the photo to no longer meet size and resolution requirments.

All images must be digital and submitted electronically (no prints) and be at least 720×450 pixels and saved in JPEG (.jpg) format, but BIGGER is BETTER! Original size preferred. File formats other than JPEG will not be accepted. Photos that do not meet these size and format requirements will NOT be considered for a large monthly feature photo but will still be included as a thumbnail somewhere in the calendar. Submitters may ask for us to check the size for them and re-submit, but otherwise the submitter will NOT be contacted automatically if their image is too small.

Photo Name

Please name electronic files with your pet’s name and your last name, example: FluffySmith.jpg

Photo Content

Cat(s) and/or dog(s) must be the focus of the photo (other animals may be in the photo, but no humans are allowed in photos).

Tips: Photos with a clear subject, good lighting, and a non-distracting background are often the most successful. Heartwarming, scenic, or humorous photos are also popular.

Professional photos

If your submission is a professional photograph, please be sure to submit the necessary releases by email when you send your photo. Animal Friends Alliance will not be held liable for copyright infringement.

Mark a date with a photo

You may request that your photo entry and a special message be printed on a specific date of your choice (first come, first served; read more below) for a $35 donation, per photo.

This includes your photo contest entry. If your photo entry wins one of the large monthly spots in the contest, you will be able to submit a different pet photo if desired, free of charge, to appear on your reserved date.

Deadline for submission

All entries and fees must be received by 11:59 p.m. August 28, 2022, to be eligible for consideration.

Disclaimer

Disclaimer: By submitting a photo, you agree to transfer to Animal Friends Alliance all reprint rights to the photo without license, limitation or compensation. All attempts will be made to credit the photographer but is not guaranteed. All submitted photos will be property of Animal Friends Alliance, who may use the photo as deemed necessary. Animal Friends Alliance is not responsible for any errors, loss or damage regarding the photographs/entries. All contestants agree to release and hold harmless Animal Friends Alliance, all sponsors and representatives from all claims or actions, they, their heirs, executors or assigns may have arising directly or indirectly from this contest. Winners consent to the use of their name for advertising and/or publicity purposes without compensation.

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Mark Your Date

“Mark Your Date” with your photo and a special message for $35!

Contribute your own personal touch to our calendar and surprise family or friends by reserving that special date with a message and photo just for them! Also great for pet birthdays and memorials, or just to remind yourself of someone’s special day.

Only one photo will be allowed per date (see which dates have already been reserved), so sign up online to reserve your date now! Holidays are also available first come, first served. The deadline to submit your photo and message is Aug. 28.

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Pre-order your 2023 Pet Calendar

Calendars are $20, can be shipped, and include 12 months of adorable furry friends! Pre-order now for holiday gift-giving and to start the new year on the right paw!