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FAQ

How much is the entry fee?

The entry fee is $25 per photo. This fee includes one copy of the full-color calendar that will be mailed to you in October. You can make an additional donation during the entry process with each dollar counting as one vote. We estimate the value received per entry fee is $15. Therefore, of your $25 entry fee, $10 may be considered a tax-deductible donation. All proceeds from contest entries will help us provide shelter and care for the homeless animals at the Dumb Friends League.

My pet is microchipped, so why does my photo need to show my pet wearing a collar and tags?

As your local animal shelter, we feel it is important to promote responsible pet ownership via collars and tags. It is really hard to photograph a microchip! For the Pet of the Month photos, our staff judges will make a case-by-case determination about photos, as we do understand that there are certain angles and fur that don’t allow collars to be easily seen.  If we love your photo but your pet does not have a collar and tag, we will Photoshop them in.

How many photos can I enter?

You can enter as many as you want!

How many votes do I need to have my pet featured on a certain month?

Sorry, votes don’t count toward the Pet of the Month photos. Our panel of judges will select those for the 2018 calendar.  The top five photos with the most public votes will be awarded other great prizes. All proceeds from votes will help us provide shelter and care for the homeless animals at the Dumb Friends League.

How do I enter the contest via mail?

If you’re mailing in your photo, we can accept 4” x 6” prints or larger, preferably in a horizontal format for design purposes. Mailed photos should be sent to the address below, along with the offline entry form:

Dumb Friends League
Attn: 2018 Photo Contest
2080 S. Quebec St.
Denver, CO 80231

  • Mail-in or in-person entries must be received by 1:00 p.m. MDT on July 31, 2017, at the Quebec Street Shelter.
  • Mailed entries will appear online within 48 business hours of receipt.

How do I vote for a pet’s picture?

Votes are $1 each, with a minimum donation of $5 for five votes. All votes are tax-deductible. Yes, you can vote for your own pet’s photo (and as many times as you and your friends and family want!).

How to vote by mail:

Make your check payable to Dumb Friends League. Include a note with the check stating the pet’s name and owner’s name, and that you wish to apply your donation toward votes for them in the Pet Photo Contest. Please also include your phone number in case we have any questions.

Mail the check and note to:

Dumb Friends League
Attn:  2018 Photo Contest
2080 S. Quebec St.
Denver, CO 80231

  • Mail-in or in-person votes must be received by 1:00 p.m. MDT on July 31, 2017, at the Quebec Street Shelter.
  • Votes sent by mail will be counted on the Dumb Friends League website under the selected pet’s photo.

Can I drop off my entry or votes at your shelter?

Entries and votes may be dropped off in person at our Quebec Street Shelter no later than 1:00 p.m. MDT on July 31, 2017.

When will I get my prizes?

We will contact the winners of the public voting portion after the contest closes and coordinate prize pickup with you. Winners of the staff judging portion will be notified in early September 2017.

When will I get my calendar?

We will mail calendars in October 2017.

Who is Kristin Adams?

Kristin Adams is a photographer and passionate animal lover who has generously donated her time and photography talent as part of our prizes. Check out her wonderful gallery of work!

Was your question not answered here? Please contact Sarah Braun at sbraun@ddfl.org or (720) 241-7135.
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