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How to Submit Photographs
  • To submit a photo online, click on the Participate tab (above) and follow the directions to upload a photograph of your pet. Photos should be submitted in JPEG format. Multiple photos can be submitted, but only one photo can be submitted at a time.
  • The entry donation for submitting a photo in the 2021 Oregon Humane Society Photo Contest is $10.
  • Online entries must be received no later than August 1st, 2021, 11:00 p.m. PDT. 
  • Entry donations are not required to enter the photo contest. To enter for free and be considered for the OHS Staff Pick, please mail your photo to Oregon Humane Society, Photo Contest, 1067 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97211. Entries must be postmarked by June 29th, 2021.
  • Photos of cats, dogs, horses, small mammals, reptiles and birds are accepted. Your pet does not have to be adopted from OHS to be eligible to enter this contest. Photos of wildlife are not eligible for prizes.
  • All cats or dogs in your photo should be wearing tags and collars. Photos of cats or dogs without collars and ID tags may be ruled ineligible for publication in the OHS Magazine.
  • All photos must be submitted by the photographer who took the photo. OHS cannot accept copyrighted photos unless the owner of the copyright agrees to the usage rights of the OHS Contest.
  • If photos include pets not owned by the photographer, or people not in the photographer's immediate family, written permission from the pet's owner and/or the individuals photographed allowing for OHS to use their images according to the rules of this contest is required.
  • Once entered, photos become the property of OHS which may, at its discretion, copy, edit, publish, or modify entries for use in any and all media, without limitation or compensation to the photographer or the individuals and pets appearing in the photo. The submitter of the photo does not relinquish rights to use the photo.
  • For a winning photo to appear in the OHS Magazine, the photo must be of high resolution (at least 3000 pixels x 2000 pixels is preferred) and depict the animal in a loving, humane environment as determined by OHS.
  • Employees and immediate family members of OHS, as well as employees and immediate family members of contest sponsors, are not eligible to enter.

Vote for Your Favorites

You can win prizes by having friends and family vote for your pet's photo. The recipient of the most votes in each category will be eligible to have their pet featured on the cover of the OHS magazine as the Editor’s pick. 

How Voting Works

Once a photo is submitted, it will appear in the online gallery and be open to voting by the general public. Votes are $1 each, with a minimum $5 donation for five votes. All votes for photo submissions will be tabulated and displayed online.  Votes can be cast for any submitted photo in one-vote increments. Voters are given the option of applying all of the votes to one photo, spreading their votes over various photos, or storing votes in their account for later use. All votes must be applied to selected photos by the conclusion of the voting period to be counted. 

The online voting period will end August 1st, 2021, 11:00 p.m. PDT. A clock will be displayed on the contest web page during the final day of the contest. Winners will be determined based on the number of votes appearing on the website at the close of voting. Note: there may be a gap of 15 minutes from when a vote is cast to when it appears online. Voters are urged to cast their votes at least 15 minutes before the contest ends. OHS is not liable for votes not appearing on the website and cannot refund donations for votes that do not appear after the deadline has passed. All votes and entry are donations to OHS and are fully tax-deductible as permitted by law.

Note for Prize Winners: All taxes on prizes, including but not limited to federal, state and local taxes, are the responsibility of the winners. Please consult your tax adviser for additional information. OHS may, at its sole discretion, choose to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. Prizes are not redeemable for cash or exchangeable.

Questions? Contact the OHS Events Department, (503) 285-7722, ext. 412, email

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