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Sit, Stay, Smile Photo Contest

Thank you to everyone who entered ARF's 2nd Annual Sit, Stay, Smile Photo Contest! We're thrilled to announce this year's winning photos. These top 5 vote-getting dogs, top 5 vote-getting cats, and 1 judges choice pick of each will be featured in our 2022 Calendar, available for pre-order here.

Winning Dog Photos
#1: Abby #2: BonBon & JoJo #3: Zeus
      
#4: Browser #5: Zuko Judge's Choice: Pepper

Winning Cat Photos
     
#1: Magnum #2: Figgy aka Figgy Boy #3: Domino
     
#4: Willow & Lulu #5: Kodiak & Denali BONUS: Tschüss

 


 

2021 Sit, Stay, Smile Photo Contest

Back by popular demand, Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation is hosting a photo contest! Through August 29, 2021, your photos and votes will raise funds for life-changing programs to save animals and enhance the human-animal bond. ARF programs include animal rescue and adoptions, veterinary care for low-income families, disaster relief, shelter-to-service dog training program for veterans, and so much more!

Win a Spot on the Calendar!

The five photos in each category (dog and cat) with the most donation-votes* will win a place in ARF's 2022 calendar, AND the top dog and cat will have their photo transformed into an adorable animal painting by Bloom Florence. One dog and one cat photo will be chosen on quality alone by a panel of judges to be included in the calendar. Every winner will also receive a goodie bag of treats and toys!

Entries and votes will be accepted 7/1/21 until 8/29/21 11:59 PM PDT.

Questions?

Contact us at [email protected] or 925-296-3118. 

*Photo submissions and votes require a minimum tax-deductible donation to support the animals and programs at Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation. Please see our rules for complete participant guidelines and eligibility requirements.

Prizes

The top five vote-earning entries in each category (dog & cat), that meet image requirements, will be featured in a month spread of the 2022 Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation calendar.

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The top five vote-earning entries in each category (dog & cat), that meet image requirements, will be featured in a month spread of the 2022 Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation calendar.

The number one vote-earning dog and cat photos will be transformed into custom animal paintings by Bloom Florence to be hung at ARF for one year, after which they will be presented to the winners. 

Two photos, one dog and one cat, will be selected based on quality alone by a panel of judges consisting of ARF staff and event sponsors to be included in the 2022 calendar. 

Thanks to a generous sponsor, we'll also be offering each winning dog and cat a toy and treat bundle. 

All entrants will receive a 2022 calendar before the end of November 2021. 

Prizes are not transferable and may not be redeemed for cash. ARF may, at its sole discretion, choose to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable.

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Complete Rules

Photo Entry Rules Photos of domestic dogs and cats are allowed (no people or wildlife please). Winning photos are based on votes by donation.

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Photo Entry Rules

  • Photos of domestic dogs and cats are allowed (no people or wildlife please).
  • Winning photos are based on votes by donation. The five photos in the dog and cat categories that raise the most donations will be included in the calendar.
  • Only winning photos are guaranteed a spot in the 2022 calendar.
  • Two photos, one dog and one cat, will be selected based on quality alone by a panel of judges consisting of ARF staff and event sponsors to be included in the calendar.
  • The featured animal does not have to be adopted from Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation.
  • Entries may feature more than one animal.
  • Photos must be high-resolution (300 dpi at 11inches wide by 8.5 inches high) to be considered for a month spread in the calendar. When printed, photos may look different from digital versions, please reference ARF's photography tips for more information.
  • Photos must be in landscape (horizontal) format to be considered for a month spread in the calendar.
  • Photos must be full color – not heavily filtered, edited, or altered.
  • Photos with professional watermarks will not be eligible to be included in the calendar.
  • Photos deemed unsafe, indecent, offensive, or obscene will be removed from the contest.
  • All entries must be submitted by midnight PST August 29, 2021.
  • All photos submitted become the property of Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation, which may, at its discretion, copy, edit, publish, or modify entries for use in any and all media, without limitation or compensation to the photographer or the individuals and animals appearing in the photo. The submitter of the photos does not relinquish rights to use the photos.
  • Mail-in submissions cannot be considered for the 2022 calendar.

Donation Vote Rules

  • To vote online, click on the participate tab above. The online voting period will end Sunday, August 29, 2021 11:59:59 pm PDT.
  • Each $5 donation counts as five votes. You can place all votes on one entry or divide them among multiple entries.
  • All votes for photo submissions will be tabulated and displayed online.
  • All donations (votes) are non-refundable.
  • ARF is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please save your donation acknowledgment email for your tax files.

2022 Calendar

  • One free printed calendar is included for every photo entry.
  • Additional calendars can be purchased through the participate tab above. Calendars will be available for purchase until October 31, 2021.
  • Calendars will be shipped or available for pickup at ARF by end of November 2021. Purchasers who select the pickup option will be contacted via email with information on when calendars will be available.

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