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Annual Fuzzy, Furry & Feathered Friends Photo Contest at OHS

 

 

 
 

2012 Grand Prize Winner

By Gwenn McGill

 

 
 
 
  Photo Contest Sponsors

The 2013 OHS Fuzzy, Furry & Feathered Friends Photo Contest opens to entries on April 5. Read on for the categories, prizes, and rules of entry.


Past winners have included action shots at the dog park, carefully staged pet portraits, and heartwarming moments captured by chance.

 

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Best Dog Photo
  • Best Cat Photo
  • Best Other Animal (bird, rabbit, horse, etc.)
  • Funniest Photo
  • Child with Pet
  • Best Youth Photographer
  • Me & My Pet (a person with their pet)
  • Dog & Cat Couple NEW

The judges will also present a Grand Prize and an Editor's Choice Award, which can come from any category.

 

New Category: Dog & Cat Couple

 

We've added a new category for 2013: Best Dog & Cat Couple! This category seeks to honor photos that capture special moments when a cat and dog frolic, snuggle, or just hang out together.

 

This year's contest is sponsored by Pro Photo Supply, Canon USA, and Beard's Framing. Winners will be featured in the OHS Magazine and will be awarded prizes from the sponsors.

 

Prizes

 

The Grand Prize winner will receive a Canon Digital SLR Camera and a $250 gift card from Beard's Framing. The Best Dog, Cats, and Other Animal photo winners each get a $100 gift card to Pro Photo Supply, with the winners of all other categories receiving $50 gift cards from Pro Photo Supply and Beard's Framing.

 

Submit Online

 

OHS will be accepting digital entries. Prints can also be mailed to OHS (see below). There is a $5 fee to enter the contest, which allows up to five photos per entrant to be submitted either online on through the mail. All entry fees go to help animals at the OHS shelter.

 

Online submission requirements:

  • To make your online submission, first go to the OHS Contest Entry Page to pay the $5 entry fee.
  • Each photo file should be no larger than 5MB in size.
  • You may submit up to 5 images total.
  • Digital entries must be submitted by 12:00 noon (PST) on June 3, 2013.
  • If you are selected as a finalist , you must be able to supply a version of your photo in a 300 dpi JPG format no smaller than 8x10 inches (1500 x 2100 pixels). This file size is supported by nearly all of today's digital cameras.
  • If your subject is a companion animal, make sure there is a visible collar and identification tag on the animal. OHS stresses the importance of pet identification.

 

 

 

 

Submit by Mail

  • If you would prefer to submit entries by mail, you can send us any size photograph up to 8x10 (no slides, negatives, photocopies, e-mails or digital files). Photos must be printed on high quality photo paper.
  • Download the official entry form -- you can tape the form to the back of each photo. On the form, list your name, address, telephone number, and the pet’s name.
  • Checks should be written to the "Oregon Humane Society." Proceeds go directly to helping animals at the shelter.
  • If your subject is a companion animal, make sure there is a visible collar and identification tag on the animal. OHS stresses the importance of pet identification.
  • All mailed entries must be postmarked no later than May 28 (or hand delivered to OHS by May 30). The deadline for online entries is June 3.
    • Mail entries to: Photo Contest, Oregon Humane Society, PO Box 11364, Portland, OR 97211.
    • Our street address for delivering photos in person is 1067 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 97211.

 

Deadlines

 

The online submission deadline is 12 pm (noon, PST) on Monday, June 3, 2013. Mailed entries must be postmarked by May 28.

 


Rules of Entry

  • There is a $5 entry fee, which allows you to enter up to five photographs.
  • If you are submitting online, first visit the OHS Photo Entry page.
  • IMPORTANT: If your subject is a companion animal, make sure there is a visible collar and identification tag on the animal. OHS stresses the importance of pet identification. If there is no visible ID on the pet in a submitted photo, that photo may be disqualified.
  • Employees and immediate family members of OHS and contest sponsors are not eligible to enter.
  • If photos include pets not owned by the photographer, or people not in the photographer’s immediate family, be able to present written permission from the pet’s owner and/or the individuals photographed.
  • All entries become the property of the Oregon Humane Society, which may, at its discretion, copy, edit, publish, use, adapt, and/or modify entries in any manner, in any and all media, without limitation. Submitter does not relinquish rights to use photo in any way.
  • Photos submitted will not be returned.

 


See Last Year's Winners

 

Looking for a little inspiration? View all of the Photo Contest winners from 2012 here.