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Rules

  • Submissions will be open beginning on September 15th, 2017 at 8:00 AM EST, and close on October 5th, 2017 at 8:00 PM EST
  • Free to enter and no limit to the number of submissions one person may make
  • Once a photo is submitted, it will appear in the online gallery and will be open to voting by the public during the voting period
  • The same pet can be entered into the contest multiple times, but votes will not be combined across multiple entries of the same pet. Each photo earns votes separately
  • Once entered, photos and stories may be used for digital promotion purposes by HeARTs Speak
  • Please include the name of the pet(s) included in the image (and people, if applicable) with the entry
  • Photos must either feature pets owned by the entrant, OR the entrant must have permission from the pet's owner to submit their pet's image
  • We reserve the right to decline publication of any photograph for any reason

Image Requirements:
  • Image must feature an animal who is currently adoptable, was adoptable, or has been adopted
  • Images may feature animal(s) of any companion species, including but not limited to dogs, cats, rabbits, guide pigs, rats, mice, birds, ferrets, horses, fish, and reptiles
  • Images may include people
  • Please have the appropriate releases available for animals and any people featured in an image
  • Images may not contain overlaid copy or watermarks
  • Please ensure that the photo is sharp and in focus with a clean background
  • Submissions must be of a high resolution (ideally 300dpi), in a generally accepted file format such as jpeg or png, and portrait, landscape, or square format. Note that most cell phone photos will not be of a high enough resolution.
  • Images not suitably sized for a full-page spread may share a page layout with other images

Online Voting:
  • Voting by the general public is available for a $1 donation per vote and can be in any whole dollar amount
  • We encourage you to email the contest link to family and friends and encourage them to vote
  • Persons may submit as many votes for as many photos as they wish
  • All votes will be periodically tabulated and displayed on the contest website. There may be a temporary delay in displaying the most recent tabulations.
  • Voting begins on September 15th, 2017 at 8:00 AM EST and ends on October 5th, 2017 at 8:00 PM EST
  • Winners will be announced via social media on October 6th and contacted directly
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