Don’t Miss the Chance to Enter Carrollton’s Pet Photo Contest
Along with the many celebrations that arise on July 11 each year such as 7/11’s Free Slurpee Day or Chick-fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day, the City of Carrollton hopes its residents also celebrated All American Pet Photo Day by snapping a few shots of the cutest pet in the world, their own!
Send in those pet photos as entries into the third annual City of Carrollton Pet Photo Contest. Locals can showcase their favorite furry friends by submitting photos for a chance to appear in the City’s 2018 wall calendar.
All proceeds will continue to benefit the Carrollton Animal Services & Adoption Center (2247 Sandy Lake Road). Last year’s effort proved a success with more than $3,500 raised from photo submissions, sponsorships, and calendar sales.
“We are so grateful for the support from this community,” said Carl Shooter, Animal Services Manager. “Animals in our care benefit from the proceeds through food, blankets, shelter, and medical attention. All these things help to make the animals more adoptable which is the ultimate goal.”
The contest will feature one Grand Prize winner whose pet will receive the coveted calendar cover along with other sponsorship goodies, as well as 12 winners whose pets will grace the pages of each month for a total of 13 winners. All winners will also receive a free calendar at the conclusion of the contest and bragging rights for a whole year.
Participants can enter multiple photos of as many pets as they would like, but individual pets are only eligible to win one month. Each photo entry is $5 and all entries must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 1.
The contest is open to everyone from amateurs to professionals. Photo submissions will be judged on composition, creativity, and cuteness! Furry friends only, no humans please. Winners will be announced in August.
“Your best bet for getting selected is sending something seasonal such as a holiday-themed picture or maybe a shot in the pumpkin patch. Or send something that is distinctly Carrollton, but without any signs in the background, like in one of our parks, on a trail, or in Downtown,” Shooter said. “Also, don’t forget, the contest isn’t only for dogs. I know there are some really unique pets living in this city, I’ve seen them!”
Photos should be in a high resolution digital format and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or City Hall, c/o Marketing Services (1945 E. Jackson Road, 75006). Mailed in or dropped off photos must be on a CD or a memory stick; no paper photos. Include with photo submission: animal’s name, owner’s name, phone number, and email address.
Cash or check payments can be made in person or mailed in to City Hall, Marketing Services. Electronic payments can be made online at cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow. A RecTrac account is needed to submit payment.
The City will launch the sale of the calendars at the Saturday, September 9 Pooch Pool Party at Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex (1334 Rosemeade Parkway).
Visit cityofcarrollton.com/petphotocontest for more contest details, entry information, photo requirements, sponsorship opportunities, and payment options.