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Rules

  • You may enter as many photos as you like in the Puparazzi Photo Calendar Contest while the contest is live (4/9-4/23/19). Please ensure that you post the highest resolution image available.

  • There will be one winner per category as well as an overall winner. The winner of each category will be determined by the total number of votes received during 4/9-4/23/19. Winning photos (with the exception of the pets category) will appear in in the GDB 2019-2020 Calendar. Each category winner will receive 10 free copies of the calendar. The overall winner will receive copies of the calendar as well as a $100 gift card.
  • For the categories "Guide Dog Puppies" and "Working Guide Dogs," the dogs must be well branded in the photo (wearing current GDB puppy coats or harnesses). Enter your photo in the category that fits the photo best, even if the dog's status may have changed since the photo was taken (example: a photo of a puppy wearing a green puppy coat should be entered in the "Guide Dog Puppies" category even if the dog has since graduated as a guide or been career changed). Photos of retired and/or deceased dogs are welcome. Photo captions must accompany all submissions, and include the name(s) of the dog(s) and any people in the image, and a brief description of the photo. DESCRIPTIVE CAPTIONING IS VERY IMPORTANT IN ORDER TO KEEP THE CONTEST AS ACCESSIBLE AS POSSIBLE. Example of a descriptive photo caption: Yellow Lab guide dog puppy Buffy posing in front of a field of colorful wildflowers.

  • Entries in our "Career Change" category will not be approved if they feature dogs in vests, coats, or scarves from other service dog schools or organizations. 
  • Contest participants are responsible for ensuring that they have the right to submit the photos being entered in the contest. By submitting to the contest, you affirm that you are the photographer or have been given unrestricted use permission by the photographer, to include the photo. If you choose to include people in your photo submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary permissions from the individuals depicted.

  • All photos/videos must show dogs being handled in an appropriate manner and avoid polarizing situations (e.g., a photo should not show a puppy or adult dog being held upside-down or in potentially harmful situation, even if the intent is humor).
  • All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared (no collages, please). Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will not be considered for the contest. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single "High Dynamic Range" image will not be considered for the contest.

  • In order to be considered for inclusion in the GDB calendar, high-resolution horizontal (landscape) digital files of the winning photos must be available to send to GDB at the close of the contest. (A high resolution file is 8 megapixels or larger – many cell phone photos will not qualify.) If for some reason the winning photos are not high-resolution digital files, GDB will work with the winner to highlight the photo in another GDB channel.

  • This online contest is the sole platform for photo calendar submissions – be sure to enter, vote, and encourage others to vote for your best chance of success!

  • Guide Dogs for the Blind reserves the right to utilize photo submissions in any manner deemed appropriate, beyond the scope of the 2019-2020 calendar project.
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