Voting Ends 10/15/2020 at 11:00:00 PM Pacific Time


Contest Entry
  • To submit your pet's photo, a minimum $20 donation is required. This amount will enter you into the contest. The entry fee will be included in the overall funds donated to your campaign.
  • Entries are limited to one photo per entry fee and must be submitted online. You may submit as many entries as you like.
  • Once entered, all photos become the property of the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County (HSPTC) and can be used, edited, or modified for print or marketing purposes.
  • Any photo or caption deemed inappropriate as determined by the staff of HSTPC will be removed from the photo contest.
  • Your pet does not have to be adopted from HSTPC to be eligible to enter this contest.

Photo Requirements
  • All entries must be in color and contain animals only. No humans please.
  • Photo entries must be no smaller than 1575 pixels x 2100 pixels, in .jpg, .png, or .eps format. Photos must be high resolution for printing purposes. If you are taking photos with your phone, please be sure to capture your image at the highest possible setting in order to meet resolution criteria.
  • If your entry was taken by a commercial studio, please send a signed copyright release from the photographer to after you have entered.
  • All photos must be submitted by the photographer who took the photo. Photos with copyrights must receive the express consent of the owner of the copyright for usage rights in the HSTPC pet photo contest.
  • If photos include pets not owned by the person entering the photo, the entrant must receive written permission from the pet's owner for usage in the contest.

Contest Voting
  • Each dollar donated to a pet's campaign represents one vote
  • Due to processing costs, a minimum $5 donation is required
  • All donations are tax-deductible by law
  • All donations to the photo contest are final
  • All votes must be applied to selected photos by the conclusion of the voting period to be counted
  • An email address is required to make an online donation so a receipt with tax information can be sent to the donor. If you would not like to receive HSTPC news and solicitations via email in the future, there is a checkbox that you can un-check at the time of your donation.

Contest Deadlines
  • The first 100 entries in the contest will be included in the HSTPC 2021 Pet Calendar at no extra charge.
  • The top-voted 11 entries at 11:00 P.M. PST on Thursday, October 15, 2020 will receive coveted pet of the month features in the HSTPC calendar.
  • Online entries and votes must be submitted before 11:00 P.M. PST on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

Contest Winners
  • Contest winners will be contacted by October 31st, 2020 with information on their prizes. We will download the submitted photo and may contact the winner if their photo to HSTPC is not a high resolution, print quality image. Winners will be notified where to send photos if necessary.
  • Prize announcements will be revealed on the contest homepage with one week of the contest end-date.
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