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Rules

Contest Entry 
  • To submit your pet’s photo, a minimum $25 donation is required. This amount will enter you into the contest. The entry fee will be included in the overall funds donated to your campaign.
  • Entries must be submitted online. You may submit as many entries as you like. However, if friends or family members are encouraged to spread their votes out over multiple campaigns, this will reduce the chance of each pet photo winning a prize in the contest.
  • Once entered, all photos become the property of the Michigan Humane Society to be used for print and marketing purposes.
  • Any photo or caption deemed inappropriate as determined by the staff of the Michigan Humane Society will be removed from the photo contest

How You Can Win Prizes

Your pet’s photo could win a spot in the MHS Calendar and other prizes in one of three ways!

  • First, at the end of the contest, the top entry in terms of votes, will receive a large “Pet of the Month” feature in the MHS 2019 Calendar (photo and short bio). See the “Prizes” section for additional prizes.
  • Second, the next top (40) entries in terms of votes, will be included in the MHS 2019 Calendar in a smaller format (photo only). See the “Prizes” section for additional prizes.
  • Please note: Due to a change in calendar format, only the winning photo entries as described above and meeting the “Photo Requirements/Guidelines” below will be included in the MHS 2019 Calendar.
  • See the “Prizes” section for complete prize information.

Photo Requirements
  • All entries must be in color.  
  • All entries must be visible and free of any pixilation
  • Your photo entry may contain one or more pets (photos with humans are not eligible).
  • Horizontal/landscape orientation is recommended for all entries and will be required for winners of a large “pet of the month” placement in the calendar.
  • The top entries who win a large “Pet of the Month” calendar placement will be required to provide their photo to MHS in a high-resolution format (JPEG preferred).
  • If your entry was taken by a commercial studio, you must have a signed copyright release.
  • MHS recommends that your pets wear a collar and ID tag and that you photograph cats indoors.

Contest Voting
  • Each dollar donated to a pet’s campaign represents one vote.
  • Due to processing costs, a minimum $10 donation is required.
  • All donations are tax-deductible by law.
  • All donations to the photo contest are final.
  • An email address is required to make an online donation so a receipt with tax information can be sent to the donor. If you would not like to receive MHS news and solicitations via email in the future, there is a checkbox that you can un-check at the time of your donation.
  • All donations for the photo contest must be submitted online 
  • All photos must be submitted online. Mailed photos/hard copies will not be considered
  • To vote by phone using a credit card, call (248) 283-5657, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST.

Contest Deadlines
  • The winning entries in the contest (see “How You Can Win Prizes” above) ranked by total funds raised at 10:00:00 p.m. EST on July 13, 2018 will be included in the MHS 2019 Calendar provided they meet the above Photo Requirements/Guidelines. In the event of a tie(s) for any prizes, the earliest entries will be included.
  • Online entries and votes must be submitted before the contest ends at 10:00:00 p.m. EST on July 13, 2018.

Contest Winners
  • Contest winners may need to re-submit their photo to Michigan Humane Society as a high resolution, print quality image. Winners will be notified where to send photos.
  • Prize announcements will be revealed on the contest homepage with one week of the contest end-date.
  • For fair market value of prizes, please contact MHS at (248) 283-5657.
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