The contest will begin on June 15, 2020
and end on July 31, 2020.
- Photos must be landscape (horizontally-oriented). Vertical or square submissions will NOT be considered for feature spots in the calendar.
- 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. Photos taken with a professional camera are encouraged as cell phones often do not have high enough resolution.
- Photos with red eyes or glowing eyes will not be accepted.
- Please submit photos with pets only. Multiple pets in one photo allowed. No humans or branded content allowed.
- Photos must be in color. No other digital effects will be accepted.
- Photo submissions must include:
- Name of pet
- Owner's Name
- Owner's Email Address
- Owner's City and State
- Where the pet is from (shelter, organization name, etc)
- Provide a brief statement describing your pet
- 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. [Tax receipt available upon request]
Electronic photos must be submitted by July 31st, 11pm HST. Hardcopies must be in hand by July 31st, 3pm HST.
- 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 your surfing dogs and animals wearing fresh flower leis. Not living in Maui? No problem! We encourage participants to use the natural beauty of wherever they live for their entry photo.
- 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.