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Pets of the Year Calendar Contest Rules

  • Photos must be high-resolution in order to be printed in the calendar.

    • If a submitted photo wins the contest but does not meet print calendar requirements, a new color portrait will be taken by Woods Humane Society. The photograph will become a month spread in the 2025 calendar and the next runner-up will be selected for the 2024 calendar.

    • To check your photo size, go to


    • Select your photo

    • Once your file has uploaded, scroll down to the Print Size Recommendations. Look for the ppi associated with your photo when printed to at least 12” x 12” in size. A ppi of 250 or more means your photo is print quality for the calendar. 

    • Be sure to upload this print quality photo in the "Story" section of your fundraising page!

  • All story submissions (written narratives about your pet) should be 200 words or less. Stories become the property of Woods Humane Society and may be edited.

  • Photos must be in color and feature a dog (or dogs), a cat (or cats), or a dog-cat combination. There will be five top winners in both the dog and cat category, and one top winner in the combination category.

  • Your pet does NOT have to be adopted from Woods Humane Society to be eligible to enter the contest.

  • One registration per photo. You may register more than one photo, but you must register them separately. 

  • Photos must not include people or other types of animals beside dogs or cats.

  • Photos should be raw and unedited. Photos with heavy filters, watermarks or other alterations will not be eligible for the print calendar. Clear, well-lit, horizontal photos will look the best in the print calendar. Read more tips for a good photo. 

  • Any photos deemed offensive, indecent or obscene will be removed from the contest.

  • All photo entries must be submitted by midnight PDT Sep 30, 2023.

  • All photos submitted become the property of Woods Humane Society and may be cropped or edited.

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