We’re doing it again! Our Annual Calendar Photo Contest!
10/11/17 – Update: Winners have been selected and we are preparing the notification team to announce them at the Open House. Want to know if you’re a winner? Come to our Open House this Saturday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
10/02/17 – Update: This contest deadline has passed. We will announce the winners at our #20Years Open House Celebration on Saturday, October 14th, 2017.
In 2015, we created a 2016 calendar that featured pets from our staff. We listed special holidays and pet-related days throughout and we provided these free of charge to all who wanted one. The following year (2016), we held a contest to select your pets for the 2017 Calendar. The response was overwhelming! Winners were photographed and those images were used in our calendar. Calendars were available for free throughout the year. We might still have a few if you’re looking for one.
Because of the overwhelming feedback, we decided to run another contest for next year’s calendar. This year we will be accepting photo submissions as entries into the contest through Saturday at midnight, September 30th. The staff will then make their selections and we will announce the winners at our Open House on Saturday, October 14th.
Each winner will receive a mini photo session. Photos from this session will be available once the calendar has been published, for downloading and printing.
The contest begins at midnight on Friday, September 1st. You can submit photos via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will accept photos via email through September 30, 2017 (midnight). The photo used for submission will not be used for the calendar; your pet will be photographed by our Hospital Administrator, Dorian, owner and operator of TexasDorian Photography.
Your pet does not need to be a dog or cat. He or she can be any type of animal that we see at Claws & Paws. This includes dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, turtles, etc. We can’t wait to see your pet’s photos. Remember to email them to email@example.com to be entered.
You can see a short video showing the presentation of last year’s calendar to some of the winners here.
Contest Rules for Submission:
- All photo submissions must be received by midnight (CST) on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
- There is a limit to one submission per pet.
- Each household is limited to one win. The same household is not eligible for multiple months. If you want to include multiple pets, submit all in one photo.
- Photos that depict images, not in line with Claws & Paws Veterinary Hospital® standards will not be eligible.
- Each winner will be scheduled for a short photo shoot to capture the image to be used in the calendar. Your photo submission is to show how cute your pet is and again, will not be the photo used in the calendar.
- If you would like for us to use the photo submitted in the calendar (and not have a photo shoot with your pet) the photo must meet the following requirements: minimum resolution of 2000 x 1294, and/or a file size of 3MB or higher.
- Keep in mind that we may need to crop your photo to fit the proportions of the calendar, so we advise against cropping your photo prior to submitting it.
- Digital photos must be in a JPEG (.jpg) or PNG (.png) format.
Please save your digital photos with the pet’s name, your name and pet’s age as follows: Fluffy-CharlesSmith-8.jpg.
By submitting your photographs to this contest, you agree that Claws & Paws Veterinary Hospital® has the right to edit and resize the photographs as needed, is under no obligation to publish your submission, and may use your photographs, in any of our future marketing materials. By entering the contest, you hereby grant to Claws & Paws Veterinary Hospital®, and TexasDorian Photo (i) a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, and publicly display the photographs you submit to Claws & Paws Veterinary Hospital®, and (ii) the right to use your name, your pet’s name, breed and age in promotions and other publications, including but not limited to the calendar.
Prizes and Notifications of Winners
Winners will be announced at our 20-Year Open House on Saturday, October 14th celebrating our twenty years of service to the Pearland Community. All winners will be notified by email or phone call after the Open House. Winning photos will be used in the 2018 Claws & Paws Calendar. Each winner will receive at least one (1) free calendar.
If you have any questions about the contest, you may email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to respond to you within two business days of your email. Good luck.