Submit your photo
2021 Pet Calendar Contest
Grab your camera and capture your pet’s cutest pose! We invite you to submit your best photos of your favorite cats & dogs.
Space is limited, but ALL entries will be printed in the 2021 Calendar.
Only 11 photogenic animals will be chosen for the large monthly feature photos.
Read the contest rules and submit as many photos as you like through the entry form. If you have questions, please e-mail 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 are to be auctioned to the highest bidder at the 2020 Gala for Animals virtual 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
There is a $20 entry fee for each photo submitted. This fee is for entering the contest only. If you would like to pre-order a calendar as well, they are $20 each and can be ordered through the entry form.
A separate form must be completed and $20 fee paid for each entry. We must have a completed entry form and fee before your photo will be considered.
Contest participants can pay with credit card online through the entry form.
Please wait for the pop-up payment screen to load once you have submitted your form to ensure that it’s gone through.
Photo Quality and Format
Photos must be IN FOCUS (not blurry) and landscape in orientation (aka horizontal or sideways). Square images will be cropped to fit a rectangular calendar design. Images that are portrait in orientation (aka vertical or up-and-down) will not be accepted and submitter will be contacted to provide a landscape-oriented image (aka horizontal or sideways).
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.
Please name electronic files with your pet’s name and your last name, example: FluffySmith.jpg
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.
If your submission is a professional photograph, please be sure to submit the necessary releases. Animal Friends Alliance will not be held liable for copyright infringement.
Mark a date with a photo
You may request that your photo entry 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 31, 2020, to be eligible for consideration.
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.
Photo and/or Message on a date
Mark Your Date
“Mark Your Date” with a special message for $10 OR for $35 have your photo entry and message printed on a date of your choice!
Contribute your own personal touch to our calendar and surprise family or friends by reserving that special date with a message and/or photo just for them! Also great for pet birthdays and memorials, or just to remind yourself of someone’s special day.
Only ONE message and/or 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 message is Aug. 31.