When you take your pet for a walk, do people stop you for photos? Does your pet have its own Instagram account? Is your phone filled with photos of your pup, cat or other four-legged family member? If the answer, is “yes,” enter our Fourth Annual Photo Contest!
Take your best high resolution photo of your pet doing what it does best: making you laugh, waiting for some scratches behind the ears or just lounging around. Pay special attention to the lighting, background and composition to get an award-winning photo! Email us your snapshots by September 15th for a chance to be featured in our October edition and win some prizes for your pets.
All of the photos received will be uploaded to Facebook.com/thehtn to create the cutest gallery of Westchester/Playa pets. Viewers will be able to give all their favorite dogs, cats, guinea pigs and more, a thumbs up, and the top two pets will be named our community’s “Cutest Pets” for 2023.
Through September 15th: Submit your high resolution .jpg photos to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line “Pet Photo Contest: your pet’s name.” In the email, please include your name, zip code, telephone number and pet’s name. Please include your pet’s Instagram page as well (if applicable). If there’s anything else you’d like us to know about your pet, please feel free to share with us! We love reading about your pet’s personality and how they’re part of your family! Note: It’s helpful to name your photo file your pet’s name (for example Rover.jpg).
September 16 through September 23: All of the photos we receive will be posted to facebook.com/thehtn. There the community can vote for their favorite photos by “liking” the picture. The two photos with the most likes will take home the title of this year’s “Cutest Pets” and one pet will be a “Hometown Favorite” picked by our team. These top 3 pets will receive a prize.
In the October edition of the Hometown News, we’ll announce the winners and our favorite photos will be published!
How many photos can I submit of my pets? Please email one photo of each pet you’d like to enter. If multiple photos are received, we’ll pick our favorite!
Can I send an old photo of my pet or should it be recent? Please email us a recent photo of your pet! Part of the fun is practicing your photo skills and capturing a photo of your pet that shows off their personality!
How can I get a good photo of my pet? The best way to get a good photo of your pet is make sure you have good lighting! We recommend using natural light when possible. Make sure your pet is in focus and not blurry. The best photos will showcase your pet’s personality and are creative!
Can I send you a photo of my pet snake, hamster or fish? Yes! Please send us a photo of any family pet.
What is the last day to submit a photo? Please send your photos to email@example.com starting August 10 through September 15th.
Can I take a picture of my pet on my phone? Yes! Please make sure the photo is high resolution, so you may have to check your photo settings.
Can I send a cute picture I found or a friend’s photo? Please only send original, recently taken photos of your family pet.
How will the winner be decided? All of the photos we receive will be uploaded to our facebook.com/thehtn page on September 16th. The community is invited to vote for their favorites through September 23rd by liking the photos.
Please note: Please only send photos you took or own the rights to. Please do not send photos that are overly edited or contain text or graphics. Please make sure your pet is safe in all photos.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. INTERNET ACCESS AND EMAIL ADDRESS REQUIRED. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS WILL APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. BY EMAILING US YOUR PHOTO, YOU GRANT US AND ANY SPONSOR OF THE CONTEST PERMISSION TO REPRODUCE, PUBLISH, POST OR DISPLAY THE PHOTO IN SUCH PLACES, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WEB PAGES, SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES, OTHER DIGITAL MEDIA, NEWSLETTERS, PRINT MATERIALS AND MARKETING/ADVERTISING.