Pet calendar contest
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Bougie Pet Pawtography, in partnership with the Humane Society of Hobart (HSH), is happy to announce its 2025 pet calendar contest!

Submit your pet's best photo and then ask friends and family to vote! Be sure to review all contest rules. as those who do not follow the rules will not be eligible to win.

Entries (and votes!) may be submitted the entire month of April 2024. All proceeds from the photo contest and calendar sales go to the Humane Society of Hobart!
Pet calendar contest rules

To keep the contest fair and consistent, we will make NO EXCEPTIONS to the contest rules.

Entries

  • Each entry is five dollars ($5).
  • We are only accepting dogs for the 2025 calendar. Limit of one (1) dog per photo entry. People are not allowed in photos, only your pet. Photos that do not follow these rules will not be eligible to win with no opportunity for a refund.
  • All photos must be in digital format (jpg, png, etc.) and uploaded to the contest site; we cannot accept printed photos. We cannot accept any copyrighted or professional photos.
  • Entries may be submitted for the entire month of April 2024, starting Monday, April 1, 2024 at 12 AM (midnight) Central Time and ending Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 12 AM (midnight) Central Time.
  • Contest entry fees are tax deductible. The email acknowledgment of your online donation serves as your tax receipt.
  • Any photograph that includes content that is deemed inappropriate, indecent, or obscene, as determined by Bougie Pet Pawtography, at its sole discretion, will be removed from the contest with no opportunity for a refund.
  • Posting more than one photo of your pet does not increase the chances of winning. The winners of the photo contest will be determined by the top 13 entries that receive the most votes. The same pet can only win once. Attempts to win two spots in the calendar by the same pet will not be permitted.

Voting

  • Each one dollar ($1) donation counts as one (1) vote, unless otherwise noted during a mini contest period.
  • All donations from voting are non-refundable. Entries and donations must be made via the online contest page. Contest payments are made through a secure site.
  • Contest votes are tax deductible. The email acknowledgment of your online donation serves as your tax receipt.
  • All winners will be determined by electronic vote tabulations under the supervision of GoGo Photo Contest, whose decisions are final and binding.
  • The voting period runs the entire month of April 2024, starting Monday, April 1, 2024 at 12 AM (midnight) Central Time and ending Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 12 AM (midnight) Central Time.

Calendar photo session

  • The top thirteen (13) vote-getters will win a professional on-location photo session by Bougie Pet Pawtography at a pre-selected location in the Northwest Indiana area during pre-selected session dates in May and June 2024.
  • The photo session for each winning pet will be a maximum of thirty (30) minutes in length. Bougie Pet Pawtography may decide to extend a pet's session, at its sole discretion and if time permits.
  • If your pet is one of the original winners and you are unable to commit to a photo session during the pre-set session times or find yourself unable to travel to the pre-selected locations, you forfeit your pet's win, and the next top vote-getter will take your pet's spot in the calendar. If you are a no-show for your pet's photo session, you forfeit your pet's win, and the next top vote-getter will take your pet's spot in the calendar. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • In the unfortunate event that a winning pet dies prior to the calendar photo shoot, that pet's spot will be forfeited and offered to the next top vote-getter.
  • The top vote recipient will win the coveted cover photo for the 2025 calendar. The following twelve (12) recipients with the most votes will be eligible to have their pet featured as a pet of the month.
  • The photographer, Bougie Pet Pawtography, will choose the best image of each pet to be used in the calendar, as well as which month that image will appear.
  • Digitals/Prints/Artwork of a winning pet's photo session photos will be available for purchase an estimated 2-4 weeks after the last calendar photo shoot. Bougie Pet Pawtography will notify you when your pet's photos are available for purchase. As noted in "The fine print" below, calendars will be made available for purchase to the general public starting late-2024 (estimated to be around September).

Mini contests

  • At the sole discretion of Bougie Pet Pawtography, we may run occasional "mini contests" within the overall pet calendar contest.
  • The terms and prizes of each mini contest will be posted at the start of each mini contest. (For example, we might run a one-week mini contest where the pet that receives the highest number of new votes within that week will win a mini contest prize from a sponsoring business.)
  • Each pet may only win one (1) mini contest during the overall pet calendar contest.
  • In the event of a tie, a random computerized draw will be held between the highest vote-getters of the mini contest to determine the winner.
  • In the event there are no new votes for a given mini contest, a random computerized draw will be held for all entered pets of the overall pet calendar contest.
  • Certain restrictions and limitations may apply to businesses that sponsor the mini contests and may vary by business. The Humane Society of Hobart (HSH) and Bougie Pet Pawtography are not responsible for these restrictions and eligibility requirements, as determined by each sponsoring business.

The fine print

  • By submitting a photo entry, you warrant and represent that your entry is your own original work, created by you, and that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your entry materials. If you submit an entry that is copyrighted by another individual, you are responsible for any legal action the copyright holder takes against you.
  • Once entered, photos may be used by the Humane Society of Hobart (HSH) and Bougie Pet Pawtography at their discretion for print and marketing purposes.
  • Calendars will be made available for purchase to the general public starting late-2024 (estimated to be around September).
  • By participating in the overall pet calendar contest, as well as any mini contests conducted within it, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Humane Society of Hobart (HSH) and Bougie Pet Pawtography, as well as each of their respective owners, officers, directors, representatives, volunteers, and agents (the "released parties") from and against any claims of any nature arising out of participation in the contest or receipt or use of any prize.
Pet calendar contest prizes

Winners of the pet calendar contest will be the top thirteen (13) entrants that get the most votes. Please see contest rules for full details.

  • The #1 vote-getter will win the coveted cover photo for the 2025 calendar!
  • Winners in the #2 through #13 spots will be featured for one month of the 2025 calendar.
  • All winners will be professionally photographed by Bougie Pet Pawtography for the 2025 calendar!
Help support HSH!
Enter your pet
Dogs only for the 2025 calendar.
vote for your favs
Select the 13 bougiest canines.
Spread the word
Tell your friends and family to vote.

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Sponsors
Big, slobbery, shelter pup kisses to our generous sponsors for supporting this year's HSH calendar photo contest!
Allen Law Group
Arbor View Animal Hospital
Bed & Biscuit Pet Resort • Westville, IN
EarthWise Pet (formerly Bentley's Pet Stuff and Grooming)
Promotional Partners
These folks helped us spread the word about the contest, and we want to give them some puppy love, too!
Tom Lounges' Record Bin
Ruff Luxury Inn • Valparaiso, IN
Green Door Used Books and Studio
Sip Coffee House Artisan Cafe
C&D Jewelry & Collectables
Jennifer Devitt • 219-595-2178
Montego Bay Grille
EcoPooch Dog Waste Management
Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop • Valparaiso, IN
Smoochie Pooch
Sandwich City
Morthland Animal Clinic • Valparaiso, IN
Woof Life
Cafe Fresco
Locks of Fun • Valparaiso, IN
Hydrant Pet Center
Starbucks of NWI
Jimmy John's of NWI
Potbelly of NWI
Pav's of Hebron
Ace Hardware Hebron
Pet Paradise Pet Boutique Winfield, IN
Four Seasons Animal Hospital
Animal Medical Center of Hebron
The Ark Pet Shop Merrilleville
Pawer Pups

We❤️shelter pet-Lovers!

Thank you, sponsors & partners!
Join the conversation!
It wasn't until the contest went live that we realized only voters could add words of encouragement to the contest entries (and not us here at Bougie Pet Pawtography—what the cuss?!). We wanted a way to engage with participants, too, so we thought we'd add a discussion here on the main contest page.
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