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Rules

Entries:
  • Each entry is a $5 fee (donation).
  • PETS ONLY IN THE PHOTO entry. People are not allowed in photos, only your pet. We ask that no human faces be in the photo. If there is a human in the photo, make sure that their face is out of the photo. Photos that do not follow these rules will not be eligible to win with no opportunity for a refund.
  • Entry photos that include two pets will be photographed together (maximum of 2 pets) if they win, or you can choose one pet to be photographed. If photographed together, the pets will share a month if they place among the top 12 vote recipients.
  • All photos must be uploaded to the contest website. We cannot accept printed photos. We cannot accept any copyrighted or professional photos. If you’d like to use a photo from a professional photographer, you must get permission from the photographer to use the photo in the contest.
  • The Submissions Period starts at 8:00:00 AM (Eastern Time) on Friday, March 8, 2024 and ends at 9:00:00 PM (Eastern Time) on Friday, April 12, 2024.
  • Any photograph that includes content that is deemed inappropriate, indecent, or obscene, as determined by Melissa Maahs Photography in its sole discretion, will be removed from the contest with no opportunity for a refund.
  • Posting more than one photo of your pet does not increase the chances of winning. The winners of the photo contest will be determined by the top 12 entries that receive the most votes. The same pet can only win once. Attempts to win two spots in the calendar by the same pet will not be permitted.

Voting:
  • Votes are $1 each
  • Each $1 counts as one (1) vote.
  • All donations from voting are non-refundable. Entries and donations must be made via the online contest page. Contest payments online are through a secure site.
  • All winners will be determined by electronic vote tabulations under the supervision of GoGo Photo Contest, whose decisions are final and binding.
  • The Voting Period starts at 8:00:00 AM (Eastern Time) on Friday, March 8, 2024 and ends at 9:00:30 PM (Eastern Time) on Friday, April 12, 2024.

Calendar Photo Session:
  • The top 12 vote recipients will win a professional, on-location (outdoor) micro photo session by Melissa Maahs Photography at a pre-selected location in the Durham Region area sometime between May-September, 2024. The session is a micro-session, and will be approximately 20 minutes long. Only the pet will be photographed.
  • If you are unable to commit to a photo session during those times or find yourself unable to travel to these pre-selected locations in the Durham Region, you forfeit your winning and the next top vote recipients will take your pet's spot in the calendar, no exceptions.
  • The top vote recipient will win the coveted cover photo for the 2025 calendar and will also be featured inside the calendar as a pet of the month. The following 11 recipients with the most votes will be eligible to have their pet featured as a pet of the month.
  • The photographer, Melissa Maahs Photography, will choose the best image of the pets to be used in the calendar as well as which month their image will appear.

Weekly Mini-Contests:
  • The pet receiving the highest number of new votes in weeks 1, 3, 4, and 5 will win a mini-contest prize from one of the participating businesses.
  • One pet in week 2 who is the first NEW entry to get the most votes between Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 8AM ET and Sunday March 23rd, 2024 at 8AM ET wins the mini-contest prize that will be announced on March 16th, 2024.  Note: entries on or previous to March 17th, 2024 7:59 AM ET do not qualify for this mini-contest).
  • Each pet may only win a weekly mini-contest once.
  • In the event of a tie, a random computerized draw will be held between the highest vote recipients of the week to determine that week's winner.
  • In the event that there are no new votes for that week, a random computerized draw will be held for all eligible pets.
  • Certain individual business restrictions and limitations may apply and may vary by business. Melissa Maahs Photography is not responsible for these restrictions and eligibility requirements as determined by each business.

The Fine Print:
  • By submitting a photo entry, you warrant and represent that your entry is your own original work created by you and that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your entry materials. If you submit an entry that is copyrighted by another individual, you are responsible for any legal action the copyright holder takes against you.
  • Calendars will be available to the general public for purchase starting early November, 2024.
  • By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Saving South Paws and Melissa Maahs Photography and each of their respective officers, directors, representatives, volunteers and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claims of any nature arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize.
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