The contest will begin on May 1, 2019
and end on June 30, 2019
- Photos must be landscape (horizontally-oriented). Vertical or square submissions will NOT be considered for feature spots in the calendar.
- 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.)
- 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.
- Photos with red eyes or glowing eyes will not be accepted.
- Please submit photos with pets only. No humans allowed!
- Photos may be color, black and white, or sepia toned. No other digital effects will be accepted.
- Photos that have been featured as Pets of the Month in previous calendars are not eligible to win.
- Photo submissions must include:
- Name of pet
- Owner's Name
- Owner's Email Address
- Owner's City and State
- MHS has final approval on all photos submitted.
- Submitted photos become the property of MHS. MHS reserves the right to crop, resize, or edit a photo if necessary.
- There is a $20 minimum donation for each photo submitted.
- 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.