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The contest will begin on May 1, 2019 and end on June 30, 2019.

  1. Photos must be landscape (horizontally-oriented). Vertical or square submissions will NOT be considered for feature spots in the calendar.
  2. All photos must reflect compliance with Maui County Animal Regulations (e.g. no photos of dogs off leash except in private, fenced areas or in county-approved off-leash dog parks can be accepted.)
  3. Photos must be reasonably clear and in-focus, with a resolution of 5MP/ 300dpi or higher. Electronic submissions should be maximum quality – pixelated images will NOT be considered for feature spots in the calendar. Generally, photos taken with a mobile phone do NOT have high enough resolution.
  4. Photos with red eyes or glowing eyes will not be accepted.
  5. Please submit photos with pets only. No humans allowed!
  6. Photos may be color, black and white, or sepia toned. No other digital effects will be accepted.
  7. Photos that have been featured as Pets of the Month in previous calendars are not eligible to win.
  8. Photo submissions must include:
    1. Name of pet
    2. Owner's Name
    3. Owner's Email Address
    4. Owner's City and State
  9. MHS has final approval on all photos submitted.
  10. Submitted photos become the property of MHS. MHS reserves the right to crop, resize, or edit a photo if necessary.
  11. There is a $20 minimum donation for each photo submitted.
  12. Each vote is $1 (required minimum of 5 votes) and 100% of the proceeds will be used to help homeless animals at the Maui Humane Society.

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  • Our judges always love 'Maui flair' - show us what makes Maui pets shine!
  • Every month has a different visual theme (e.g.- a photo by the tree for December, or kittens in an Easter basket for April) - consider emphasizing different months of the year in your photography!
  • Easy on the Photoshop - we're all for a little touch-up, but don't overdo it!
  • Lighting is crucial - a dimly lit or washed out photograph translates poorly in print. Try using a natural light source like a nearby window, or photograph outside for the best light.
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