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Carrollton's 2020 Pet Photo Contest is Now Open!

The City of Carrollton is holding a photo contest of our community's favorite furry friends. We're calling all animal lovers to submit photos of their pets for entry into a 2020 wall calendar, proceeds of which will benefit the Carrollton Animal Services & Adoption Center.

Contest Description:
• Each photo entry is $5.
• Contest participants may enter multiple photos of as many pets as they would like and are eligible to win multiple months, but individual pets are only eligible to win one month. No animal will appear more than once in the calendar.
• There will be one Grand Prize winner whose pet will land the calendar cover and 12 winners whose pets will appear on the pages of each month for a total of 13 potential winners.
• Entries can be made by emailing photos to OR by sending digital images to Carrollton City Hall-Marketing Services (1945 E. Jackson Road).

• Cash or check payments can be dropped off or mailed in to City Hall-Marketing Services. Electronic payments can be made online through Carrollton’s WebTrac registration system at Just find the Photo Contest button and fill out the form. A RecTrac account is required

• Read through the terms and conditions for more information.

• All entries must be received by 5 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2019.
• Photos should be in a high resolution digital format
• Mailed 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.

Judging & Prizes:
• Photographs will be judged on: composition, color balance, contrast, focus, creativity, and cuteness! Contest judges will be a group of local photography professionals and City staff.
• At the conclusion of the contest, all winners will receive a free calendar.
Winners will be announced by mid-August. Calendars will be presented and launched for sale at City facilities after Labor Day.
• Have a business? Reach out to or click here to learn about calendar sponsorship opportunities!

• The contest is open to photographers of all ages and skill levels.
• See contest Terms & Conditions before submitting for more details.

Questions? Problems?

Contact the City of Carrollton Marketing Services at 972-466-3596 or at

A Pet Photo Calendar History

 2016 cover
 2017 Pet Calendar COVER image
 Pet photo cover 2018 Prince
 Pet Photo Calendar cover 2019

The City of Carrollton extends its gratitude to everyone who submitted photos of their pets for entry into the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Carrollton Pet Photo Contest.

Citizen response to the photo contests have been overwhelmingly positive as nearly $9,000 has been raised from photo submissions, sponsorships, and calendar sales. All proceeds go directly to the Carrollton Animal Services & Adoption Center for resources such as food, medicine, cleaning supplies, and treatment of sick or injured animals. Click here to see some of our success stories!

The contests runs from March to August and sees hundreds of photo submissions from local pet lovers.

In 2016, Bart and Ardith Terrell and their two Pomeranians Cookie and Nala won the Grand Prize calendar cover. See some shots from their prize photo session with Kim Ortiz Photography. In 2017, Amber Lopez and her Husky Akira won the Grand Prize cover. In 2018, our cover dog was smiley-faced Prince, a Jack Russell terrier, pit bull Terrier, and beagle mix belonging to Leah Shaw. And our reigning 2019 cover winner is 5-month-old beagle puppy Zelda, owned by the Saleh family.

As an additional way of showing our gratitude, we include several honorable mentions in the back pages of the calendar! We thank everyone for their enthusiasm and support of Carrollton Animal Services through this contest.

Questions? Problems?
Contact the City of Carrollton Marketing Services at 972-466-3596 or at