2024
CELEBRATING LIFE WITH ANIMALS
CELEBRATING LIFE WITH ANIMALS
Photo Contest Fundraiser
Voting Ends 7/14/2024 at 8:00:00 PM Eastern Time

Celebrating Life with Animals

Make a Difference for Animals in Ohio!

Who are the animals in your life? We want to see them in our annual summer photo contest!

It’s easy to enter and participate, and every entry/vote supports our life-changing programs for animals in Ohio, including our annual Tackle Pet Hunger food drive, grants for companion animals and wildlife, outreach initiatives and more!

Contest entry is only $5 and each vote is $1.  Once you submit your entry, be sure to share it with your family and friends and encourage them to vote. Every dollar has impact for animals and makes a difference! Prizes include:

  • Our overall top vote getter will win the coveted 2025 Celebrating Life with Animals Calendar Cover. The top 12 vote getters (regardless of category) will be the featured photo for a month spread.
  • Photos that rank 13 through 24 will be included as smaller photos on each month’s calendar grid page.
  • The top 24 winners will also receive a complimentary calendar and have their photos featured on our website and email newsletter during the corresponding month in 2025.
  • And more! View the dropdown below for the full prize list!

Enter today and make a difference for animals in Ohio!

Additional 2025 Calendar Orders

It's not necessary to enter the contest to order the 2025 Celebrating Life with Animals calendar. Calendars can be ordered separately here:

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Prizes

The overall top vote getter will be featured on the cover of the 2025 OAF Celebrating Life with Animals Calendar and will have the opportunity to choose the month their photo is also featured.

The top 12 vote getters (regardless of category) will be the featured photo for a month spread. Photos that rank 13 through 24 will be included as smaller photos on each month’s calendar grid page.

Our top 24 winners will also receive a complimentary calendar and have their photos featured on our website and email newsletter during the corresponding month in 2025!

Any photo that receives 100 or more votes will receive a complimentary calendar, even if they do not finish in the top 24 spots.

First, second, and third place winners in each category will receive a Certificate of Recognition!

In addition, all non-winning entries that receive at least 25 votes will have their photo included in the calendar collage pages!

*If the winning photo does not meet calendar requirements, a different photo may be submitted by the winner and agreed upon by OAF for inclusion in the calendar. Winning photos will be either the sole photo for a month, or the largest photo displayed, depending on the print quality of the photo file. Month placement of photos will be determined by OAF with the exception of the overall winning photo.

Rules
Ohio Animal Foundation Photo Contest Rules 2024
  1. Contest entrants must be residents of Ohio. Voters are welcome from outside Ohio.
  2. Photos may include one or more animals, however, no humans should be in the photo.
  3. There is a $5.00 entry fee/donation per photo submitted. You may submit as many photos as you like. Entries will be accepted throughout the contest period.
  4. Each vote is a $1 donation, and there is no limit to the number of votes one may cast for the duration of the contest. You must purchase a minimum of five votes at a time for a minimum charge of $5. You may vote for your own photo. Online voting begins as soon as the photo is registered and ends when the contest ends.
  5. All winners will be determined by electronic vote tabulations under the supervision of Gogo Photo Contest, whose decisions are final and binding.
  6. Contest winners will be notified by email or phone call following the end of the contest. If the winner is nonresponsive after five days of the first attempt to reach him/her, Ohio Animal Foundation may select an alternate winner from the next non-winning eligible top vote-getter.
  7. Ohio Animal Foundation reserves the right to decline any photo submission for any reason. Should this happen, we will notify you and request a replacement photo. The entry fee will not be refunded.
  8. Photo must be submitted in either the “companion animal” or “wildlife” category. Ohio Animal Foundation may change the category of any photo that is improperly entered.
  9. All animals should be shown in a humane and dignified manner. For those entering the wildlife category, photographers should make every effort to avoid any action that interferes with natural wildlife behavior, including any environmental disruption/damage or animal harassment. Wildlife photos must be taken in Ohio.
  10. Contest entry fees and votes are tax deductible. Ohio Animal Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The email acknowledgement from your online donation serves as your tax receipt. Mailed paper receipts can be requested by emailing Info@OhioAnimalFoundation.org.
  11. All entries must be the original work of the entrant. If you submit an entry that is copyrighted by another individual, you are responsible for any legal action the copyright holder takes against you.
  12. By submitting a photo, you acknowledge and give permission to Ohio Animal Foundation to use the photo of the animal entered in future publications, promotions and materials, including the 2025 Celebrating Life with Animals Calendar. You also confirm that you own the rights to the photo you are submitting.
  13. By entering and/or voting in this contest, you agree to receive occasional emails from Ohio Animal Foundation. You may unsubscribe at any time. We will not share your information with any other party.

IMAGE REQUIREMENTS:
  1. All photo submissions must be digital and submitted through GogoPhotoContest.
  2. Photos must be taken at the highest resolution possible. At a minimum the photo should be clear and in focus, at least 2400 x 1800 pixels and a color image in a horizontal/landscape layout to be included in the calendar. Photos cannot contain filters or stickers of any kind, or be edited/manipulated using any type of digital software.
  3. We cannot accept photos of animals with red or glowing eyes.
  4. Please make sure your photo is clear, in focus, and not too dark or bright.
  5. If the photo submitted does not meet calendar requirements for print quality, a different photo may be submitted by the winner and agreed upon by OAF for inclusion in the calendar.
Raised $130
Goal $5,000

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