Voting Ends 11/1/2018 at 9:00:00 PM Central Time

Rules

To enter your pet in SFAHS's online photo contest, you must provide information about your pet, yourself and then upload your photograph. There is a $5 entry fee. A new entry fee is required for each photo you enter.

All photos and votes must be submitted by 9 PM CT on November 1st, 2018.


Eligible Pictures
  1. Photos submitted for the Photo Contest must be uploaded in full color. High-resolution photos are preferred. You must be clearly able to see the animal in the photo.
  2. Photos must contain a dog or cat (or both) and may not contain people. We will also accept photos of other pets like rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, etc.
  3. Any inappropriate images submitted will be removed immediately with no opportunity for a refund.
  4. One person may submit as many images as they choose, however please be aware that votes of friends and family will be spread out over the images, lessening your chances of winning.

Voting
  1. Minimum of 5 votes at the time of voting. Pets will receive 1 vote for every $1 donated.
  2. You do not have to use all of your votes at the time of the donation. You may store your votes and use them at a later date in the contest.
  3. The pictures with the most votes (donations) at the end of the contest period will win!

Prizes
Five Winners Total

Grand Prize (Top Vote-Getter)

  • Featured Pet on Digital Billboard on near downtown on Minnesota Ave for 1 month
  • Featured Pet in Etc. For Her Magazine Ad
  • Private Photo Session with Animal Studio Photography and $75 print credit ($200 value)
  • $100 PetSmart gift card
  • Two tickets to Paws to Celebrate on April 27th, 2019 ($150 value)
  • Featured as the reigning winner in advertising for our next photo contest
  • Featured on Sioux Falls Area Humane Society social media pages
  • Set of 2 Paw Heart SFAHS Wine Glasses ($50 value)
  • Patriotic LOVE paw watch with 3 silicone bands ($70 value)


1st Runner-Up

  • Private Photo Session with Animal Studio Photography ($125 value)
  • $50 PetSmart Gift Card
  • Two tickets to Paws to Celebrate on April 27th, 2019 ($150 value)
  • 1 SFAHS Tumbler ($10 value)
  • Featured on Sioux Falls Area Humane Society social media pages
  • Patriotic LOVE paw Tote from iHeartDogs ($25 value)

2nd Runner-Up

  • Private Photo Session with Animal Studio Photography ($125 value)
  • $25 PetSmart Gift Card
  • 1 SFAHS Tumbler ($10 value)
  • 1 “This Shirt Helped Feed An Animal Shelter” T-Shirt ($15 value)
  • Featured on Sioux Falls Area Humane Society social media pages

 

Judges Choice (2 total)

Two entries, independent of vote count, will be chosen by our judges as judges choice winners!

  • $25 gift certificate to the SFAHS retail shop
  • 1 SFAHS Tumbler  ($10 value)
  • Featured on Sioux Falls Area Humane Society social media pages


*Photo shoots are to be scheduled before the end of 2018 with Animal Studio Photography directly. Contact information will be provided to the winners. No substitutions will be made in the prize packages, and no cash value will be given instead of prize packages.

Warranties
When you enter the Photo Contest, you warrant that the photograph is original, that you are the sole owner and copyright holder of that photograph and that you have not granted exclusive rights of that photograph to any other person or entity. You also warrant that the photograph does not invade the right of privacy of any individual; does not infringe any trademark, trade name, trade secret, intellectual property right, or other common law or statutory right; nor does it contain any material that otherwise violates any criminal prohibition or the personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity.


Grant of Rights in Connection with the Contest
With regard to any image or content submitted, you agree to grant SFAHS, its legal representatives, successors and assigns the nonexclusive right and permission to use, modify, adapt, reproduce, publish and distribute the photograph or any portion thereof, throughout the world, in any printed form and by any kind of mechanical or electronic or any other method or device of reproduction, publication and distribution known or later developed during the full term of the copyright and without notification or payment in connection with SFAHS's Photo Contest. SFAHS agrees to attribute authorship and copyright ownership to you when it publishes and distributes the photograph you submitted. SFAHS agrees that it will never sell the photograph or rights in the photograph to any individual or entity.


Grant of Rights for Additional Purposes
By entering the contest you also agree to grant to SFAHS, its legal representatives, successors and assigns the nonexclusive right and permission to use, modify, adapt, reproduce, publish and distribute the photograph or any portion thereof throughout the world in any printed form and by any kind of mechanical or electronic or any method or device of reproduction, publication and distribution known or later developed, during the full term of copyright and without notification or payment. SFAHS also agrees that it will never sell the photograph or rights in the photograph to any individual or entity.


Liability
Releases are not responsible for printing, typographical, human or other errors of any kind in any contest-related materials or for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete or illegible entries. If, for any reason, the Contest are not capable of running as planned or infection by computer viruses, bugs or tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, actions of entrants, technical failures or any other causes corrupt or infect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the contests, SFAHS reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any entry or entrant and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contests and at its sole discretion award a prize from among all eligible non-suspect entries validly received prior to the action requiring such modification. By entering, all contestants agree that the contests are governed by laws of the state of South Dakota for the resolution of all claims and disputes (excluding any claims against or disputes involving parties other than SFAHS relating to any prize awarded in the contest).


Disclaimer
All submitted photos and information become the property of the SFAHS to be used at their discretion for any and all marketing purposes without any additional compensation. If the person submitting the photo is not the pet's owner, they must receive permission to submit the photo by the pet owner.
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