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Rules

Entries:
  • Each entry is a $10 donation.
  • Limit of ONE dog per photo entry. People are not allowed in photos, only your dog. Photos that do not follow these rules will not be eligible to win, with no opportunity for a refund.
  • Dogs entered must still be living for a chance to win one of the 12 grand prize spots in the calendar. In memoriam photos are welcomed in one of the available Grid Spaces with a $15 donation (limited number available each month).
  • All photos must be uploaded; we cannot accept printed photos. We cannot accept any copyrighted or professional photos.
  • The Submissions Period starts at 8:00:00 AM (Central Time) on Thursday, February 1, 2024 and ends at 9:00:00 PM (Central Time) on Thursday, February 29, 2024.
  • Contest entry fees are tax deductible. The email acknowledgment to your online donation serves as your tax receipt.
  • Any photograph that includes content that is deemed inappropriate, indecent, or obscene, as determined by Shadow Dog Photography, in its sole discretion, will be removed from the contest with no opportunity for a refund.
  • Each dog may enter once. Posting more than one photo of your dog does not increase the chances of winning, only one photo will be permitted.
  • The winners of the photo contest will be determined by the top 12 entries that receive the most votes. The same dog can only win once. Attempts to win two spots in the calendar by the same dog will not be permitted.

Voting:
  • Each $1 donation counts as one (1) vote.
  • All donations from voting are non-refundable. Entries and donations must be made via the online contest page. Contest payments online are through a secure site.
  • Contest votes are tax deductible. The email acknowledgment to your online donation serves as your tax receipt.
  • All winners will be determined by electronic vote tabulations under the supervision of GoGo Photo Contest, whose decisions are final and binding.
  • The Voting Period starts at 8:00:00 AM (Central Time) on Thursday, February 1, 2024and ends at 9:00:00 PM (Central Time) on Thursday, February 29, 2024.

Calendar Photo Session:
  • The 12 dogs with the most votes will win a professional on-location photo session by Shadow Dog Photography. Sessions will take place between March and May, 2024 on the Shadow Dog Photography property in Whitewater, WI. If you are unable to commit to a photo session during those times or find yourself unable to travel to these pre-selected locations, you forfeit your winning and the next top voted dog will take your dog's spot in the calendar, no exceptions.
  • The top vote recipient will win the coveted cover photo for the 2025 calendar. The 12 recipients with the most votes will be eligible to have their dog featured as a dog of the month.
  • The photographer, Shadow Dog Photography, will choose the best image of each dog to be used in the calendar as well as which month that image will appear.

Weekly Mini-Contests:
  • The dog receiving the highest number of new votes each week over the course of the four-week contest will win a mini-contest prize from one of the participating businesses.
  • Each dog may only win a weekly mini-contest once.
  • In the event of a tie, a random computerized draw will be held between the highest vote getters of the week to determine that week's winner.
  • In the event that there are no new votes for that week, a random computerized draw will be held for all eligible dogs.
  • Certain individual business restrictions and limitations may apply and may vary by business. Shadow Dog Photography is not responsible for these restrictions and eligibility requirements as determined by each business.

The Fine Print:
  • By submitting a photo entry, you warrant and represent that your entry is your own original work created by you and that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your entry materials. If you submit an entry that is copyrighted by another individual, you are responsible for any legal action the copyright holder takes against you.
  • Calendars will be available for sale to the general public starting in September, 2024.
  • By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Albert's Dog Lounge and Shadow Dog Photography and each of their respective officers, directors, representatives, volunteers and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claims of any nature arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize.
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Main Sponsor

Shadow Dog Photography

Additional Sponsors

The Bark Market, LLC
Swinging Hammock Fine Art
Camp K9
Little Dove Prints
Albert's Dog Lounge
W5520 Whitetail Trail
Whitewater, WI 53190
albertsdoglounge.org
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