Entering a Photo:
- Your pet does NOT have to be adopted from Dakin Humane Society or live in Massachusetts to participate.
- Photos deemed offensive, indecent, or obscene will be removed from the contest.
- All online photo entries must be submitted by August 31, 2021.
- Photos must be submitted electronically. No mail in or in-person submissions will be accepted.
- You may enter as many photos as you’d like.
Submitting your photo gives Dakin Humane Society permission to use submitted images in current and future marketing materials in both print and digital formats.
- Photos of dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, rats, degus, chinchillas, and domestic birds will be accepted.
- Photos may contain more than one pet.
- Photos must be high-resolution (300 dpi or greater) to be considered for a month spread in the calendar. Low resolution photos that fall below this minimum requirement will forfeit their spot in the calendar should the photo rank high enough for placement.
- Photos must only contain domestic pets (no people or wildlife).
- Photos must be in landscape (horizontal) format to be considered for a month spread in the calendar.
- Photos must be full-color. No heavily filtered, edited, or altered photos.
- Photos with photographer watermarks or signatures will not be eligible to be included in the calendar.
- Once you’ve submitted your photo to the contest, it’s up to you to SHARE! Share your entry on social media and send links to your family and friends to encourage voting and help your pet secure a place on the leaderboard!
- Votes are $1 each ($5 minimum donation)
- Voting is open to everyone.
- You may vote for your own pet.
- All votes for photo submissions will be tabulated and displayed online.
- To vote, click on the participate tab above.
- The online voting period will end September 12, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
- To vote, click on the Participate tab above.
- Voting will be online only.
- Voting requires a $1 donation for each vote. All votes must be applied to selected photos by the conclusion of the voting period to be counted.
- All votes are donations to Dakin Humane Society and are fully tax-deductible as permitted by law. The email acknowledgment to your online donation serves as your tax receipt.
Reserved Day Photos:
Commemorate your pet’s birthday, adoption day, or other special date by reserving a day in the calendar to display their photo.
- Reservations are $15 per block (day).
- Reserved Day photos are assigned on a first come, first served basis.
- One photo per block. You may reserve as many days as you’d like.
- Once a date has been reserved, it will no longer be available.
- Reserving a day does not enter that photo in the contest.
- You may use the same photo in both the contest and to reserve a day.
*Depending on the day reserved, your photo may have a small icon or short amount of text overlaid on it.