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How to Enter your Pet
  • All companion animals welcome! Your pet does not have to be adopted from PAWS Atlanta to enter the contest.
  • Your pet does NOT need to wear a costume or prom attire to enter. We love a fancy outfit, but that's not in the cards for every pet, and that's more than okay!
  • Current shelter residents may be included. To sponsor an entry for a current shelter pet, reach out to Take a look at our current cats and dogs to see who you'd like to sponsor.
  • Your photo may contain a maximum of two pets. You may submit a maximum of two entries. This does not include current PAWS Atlanta shelter pets, if you would like to sponsor an entry.
  • To submit photos, click on the Participate > Enter Contest tab above and follow the directions to upload a photograph of your pet(s).
  • Entry donation is $10. Each entry can only include one photo. Participants may include a maximum of two animals per photo. Participants may submit a maximum of two entries, not including sponsored entries for current PAWS Atlanta shelter pets.
  • Once a photo is submitted, it will appear in the online gallery at
  • All animals must be depicted in a humane and dignified manner. PAWS Atlanta reserves the right to remove any pictures for any reason.
  • We cannot accept any copyrighted photos.
  • Once entered, the photos become the property of PAWS Atlanta and may be used in our social media or marketing materials.
  • Entry period is from 9:00:00 AM (Eastern Time) on Friday, March 31, 2023 through 9:00:00 PM (Eastern Time) on Friday, April 28, 2023.

Photo Requirements
  • No human faces in your photo, please.
  • Enter photos that are high resolution (most unedited smartphone pictures should meet this requirement).
  • Photos should fit in a square or vertically oriented rectangle.
  • If possible, leave photo unedited and allow space around subject to fit the calendar page.
  • Files must be in .JPG, .PNG, or .TIF format.
  • The photo you submit in the contest does not have to be the photo you choose for the calendar. If you are a winner, we will reach out to you to confirm which photo of your pet(s) you'd like to use.

How to Vote for your Favorites
  • Voting period is from 9:00:00 AM (Eastern Time) on Friday, March 31, 2023 through 9:00:00 PM (Eastern Time) on Friday, April 28, 2023.
  • To vote online, click on the Participate button above and donate a minimum of $5 for five votes.
  • When voters donate, they will be given the option to apply all of their votes to one photo, spread their votes over various photos, or store votes in a "vote bank" to be used at a later time.
  • There is no limit to the number of times a person can vote.
  • All votes for photo submissions will be tabulated and displayed online.
  • After you submit your entry, you have the opportunity to ask your friends and family members to donate-to-vote by sending them the URL for your entry when you log in on the Contest website.
  • Keep in mind that you cannot combine votes from separate photos/entries.
  • All donations are tax deductible and non-refundable. All entrants and voters will receive receipts for their contributions.
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