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Rules

Register & Submit entry:
  • Contest runs from Sunday, August 1, 2021, at 6:00 AM (PDT) and runs through Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 9:00 PM (PDT).
  • Each entry is a $10 tax deductible donation.  Multiple entries are encouraged. 
  • Winners will be announced via Facebook Thursday, September 16, 2021 noon (PDT).  Judges’ choice will be announced by Sunday, September 26, 2021 noon (PDT).
  • There are several categories for the contest.  When you submit a photo, you will be required to pick which category you would like to enter your photo in.  The categories are:
    • Main calendar contest – entries compete to be the main photo for each month in the 2022 calendar
  • Best In Show – Entries compete for the most votes for each Best In Show category
    • Best Action shot
    • Best Hiking/Outdoor Adventure Shot
    • Best Senior
    • Funniest/Best Comedic Shot
    • Best Buddies shot (non human)
    • Most Annoyed
    • Best Puppy Shot
    • Best Caught In The Act
    • Goofiest face
    • Best water shot
    • Best napping shot
    • Best Wardrobe or Costume
    • Best Use of a Prop or Food
    • Wild Card
  • Main calendar contest - One dog cannot win more than 1 of the top 12 place finishes/featured months.  If a dog with multiple photo entries has more than one of the top 12 most voted photos, the photo with the highest number of votes will be selected for a featured month.  The photo/dog with the next highest number of votes will then move up a spot in the placing accordingly.
  • Reserve a Date box photo – $15 reserves a date box photo (dates are first come first served).
  • Calendars are available for pre-order for $20.00 (+$5.00 Shipping)
  • Mini-Contests - The photo with the most votes cast during that particular week wins the mini-contest, not necessarily the overall contest leader at the end of that week.  If the same photo receives the most votes in multiple weeks, the second most votes that week will be the mini-contest winner. Week 1: 08/01/21 6:00 AM (PDT) – 08/07/21 10:00 PM (PDT), Week 2: 08/07/21 10:01 PM (PDT) – 08/14/21 10:00 PM (PDT), Week 3: 08/14/21 10:01 PM (PDT) – 08/21/21 10:00 PM (PDT), Week 4: 08/21/21 10:01 PM (PDT) – 08/28/21 10:00 PM (PDT), Week 5: 08/28/21 10:01 PM (PDT) – 09/04/21 10:00 PM (PDT), Week 6: 09/04/21 10:01 PM (PDT) – 09/14/21 9:00 PM (PDT).
  • All donations are non-refundable.
  • NorCal GSP Rescue reserves the right to modify or clarify any of the contest rules during the term of the contest without advance notice.
  • Any questions, please feel free to contact us at calendar@norcalgsprescue.org.
Voting:
  • Votes are a $1 donation.  Number of votes is equivalent to the dollars donated.  A minimum $5 donation is required.  You can use your votes on as many different photos as you want.
  • Your vote (donation) is tax-deductible.
  • If you submit a photo, you can share links to your family and friends to encourage voting. 

Photo submission requirements:
  • Photo contest is open to everyone.
  • Photos of ANY GSP or GSP Mix are welcome.  They do NOT need to be affiliated with NorCal GSP Rescue. 
  • Photos may contain more than one pet.
  • Dogs (and other animals) only in the photos, no humans, please.  Photo does need to contain a GSP or GSP mix.
  • All photos must be uploaded; we cannot accept printed photos.
  • Only digital photographs will be accepted.  Please no graphics, illustrations or text added.
  • Computer generated images will not be accepted.
  • Photos need to be clear and require a minimum 300 DPI resolution to allow for enlarging.  
  • Tip: If using a camera phone, use HDR mode.  If using a digital camera, use a “fine” resolution setting.
  • All photos must be uploaded in TIF, JPEG or RAW format only.
  • Photographs may be color, black and white, or sepia-toned.
  • Photos with dogs wearing choke, prong, or shock collars will not be accepted.
  • Photos with red eyes or glowing eyes will not be accepted.
  • Digital effects other than typical cleanup, lightening, cropping, etc. will not be accepted.
  • Submitted photographs become the property of NorCal GSP Rescue. We reserve the right to crop, resize, or edit a photo if necessary.
  • All submitted photos may be shared on the various NorCal GSP Rescue media platforms, including but not limited to our webpage, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • All entries must be the original work of the entrant. You must own the copyright to the photograph. No professional or copyrighted photos.
  • NorCal GSP Rescue has final approval of all photos submitted to our website and/or calendar and reserves the right to decline publication of any photography.
  • Photo submission must include:
    • Name of Dog(s)
    • Owner's Name
    • Owner's Email Address
    • City and State
    • A short paragraph to tell voters something fun or interesting about the dog(s) in the photo. Is this a NorCal GSP Rescue dog? Estimated or actual age? How long have they have been part of your family?  Any extra fun or special information you'd like included in the calendar if your photo wins.
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