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The Pin Up Paws 2016 calendar – SIT features our local pets showing off their good manners. This year's theme is "SIT", and sitting in style is what makes it fun. Winners will each receive a professional photo shoot, sitting in a unique and specially chosen chair to specifically match their personalities.

Enter your favorite photo of your Pet to win one of 13 coveted spots in the Pin Up Paws 2016 Calendar. The top vote earner will be on the cover of the calendar, with the remaining twelve featured one per month.

We invite you to join the fun by participating in this special fundraiser which helps pets and pet owners in need. The contest winners will be determined by public online voting.

Participant Guidelines
To Enter
You must submit a photo of your pet and include:
  • Name of Pet
  • Your First Name
  • Your City and State
  • A paragraph that tells voters something fun or interesting about the pet in the photo. (100 word limit) Please share something special that we could include on our calendar if your pet wins.
All photos must be uploaded. Sorry, we cannot accept hard copies.

Entry fee is just $5. Each vote thereafter will be $1. Each $1 donation counts as a vote for that photo.

There are 13 spots available to win, one for each month, and the calendar cover.

St. Augustine Humane society is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible. All donations are non-refundable.

Deadline to submit all photos online is 11:59:59 PM (EDT) on August 13, 2015.

Eligible Pet Photographs
  • Acceptable photo formats are .jpg, .png, and .gif
  • Photos should contain one pet. If a winning photo contains multiple pets, the owner must select one pet to participate in the photo shoot and appear in the calendar.
  • Photographs must be in color and contain only the pet (no people)
  • Any image that includes content that is deemed inappropriate, indecent, or obscene, as determined by the staff of the St. Augustine Humane Society, or otherwise does not adhere to the rules will be removed from the Calendar Fundraiser.
  • Photographs may not be edited or altered (other than minor color, contrast, or sharpness adjustments)
  • Photographs must not be from a professional studio or copyrighted.
How to Submit Photographs
Visit enter contest and follow the directions to upload a photograph of your pet along with up to 125 words describing your photo. All photos become the property of the St. Augustine Humane Society.

Public Voting For Pets
Winners will be determined by the number of votes received per pet photo. The voting period will end at 8:59:59 PM (EDT) August 15, 2015.
  • Once a pet photo is submitted, it will appear in the online gallery, and be open to voting by the general public. Voting requires a minimum donation of $5/per five votes.
  • All votes are donations to the St. Augustine Humane Society and are fully tax-deductible as permitted by law. All votes for photo submissions will be tabulated and displayed online. Donations are not refundable.
  • Due to electronic processing variables out of our control, voters should be cautious when applying votes during the final seconds of the contest.
  • The pets with the most votes (donations) at the end of the voting period will win the opportunity to be featured in the calendar. The single entrant with the most votes will be featured on the cover of Pin Up Paws 2016 Calendar - S I T. The next 12 top vote recipients will be displayed on a calendar month (one entry per month) sitting stylishly in a designer chair. Twelve additional runners-up will each be given a small space per one month using their submitted photograph.
To vote, go to the entry you wish to vote on and donate a minimum of $5 for five votes. When voters donate, they will be given the option of applying all of the votes to one photo, spreading their votes over various photos, or storing votes in their account. If a voter chooses to store the votes, voter can log in to their account using their username and password and vote at a later time. Payments can be made via MasterCard and Visa.

Notification of Winners
This year's theme is " S I T ". The 13 participants to receive the most votes when public voting ends will be contacted and given instructions about how to claim their prizes. The winners will be required to attend a professional photo shoot with award-winning photographer Addison Fitzgerald. Photo styling is determined by the St. Augustine Humane Society and the photographic team. Appointments are limited and will be scheduled August 17th through August 31st. If your winning pet is unable to participate as determined by the schedule and guidelines, the pet with the next highest votes will be selected as a winner.

Fundraising Prizes
The top thirteen Pets will receive prizes in addition to being featured in the printed calendar. The one Pet with the top votes will be featured on the calendar cover and receive additional prizes. Please visit our PRIZES page for all the details.

Questions? For questions about the "Pin Up Paws" 2016 Calendar Photo Contest, please contact Carolyn Smith at

Thanks for participating, and for support of the St. Augustine Humane Society.
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St. Augustine, FL 32084
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