Austin Pets Alive! Photo Contest

by austinpetsalive • Posted in: Donations, Events, Fundraising

Does your dog know how to strike a pose?  Did you capture your cat in the perfect lighting?  Then this contest is for you!  Submit your best pet photo and your pet will have a chance to win the title of Austin’s Favorite Pet!

Photos can be submitted to email hidden; JavaScript is required from November 1 through November 7. Please submit the photo, name of pet, and who is nominating the pet!  Voting runs from November 9 to November 30.  The dog or cat with the most votes  at 11:59:59pm on November 30 will be crowned Austin’s Favorite Pet!

$1 donated = 1 vote.  You may donate as much and often as you like and can share with everyone you want to encourage votes for your pet or your favorite pet.  All donations go to Austin Pets Alive! to allow us to pull more dogs and cats from local shelters that would otherwise be killed.

The grand prize winner will be featured in a half page or full page ad in the January 2012 edition of Austin Woman Magazine AND a half page ad in the Austin Pets Directory!  The winner also receives an on-location natural light photo session with Nicole Mlakar Photography, which includes the following…

  • Up to two locations of your choice
  • Up to three hours of session time
  • Minimum of 35 image choices
  • Password protected on-line gallery to view image choices
  • A disc of web-resolution files, of every image, to share on the web
  • A print credit of $250 to apply to any size loose prints.
  • A model release will be required. Session travel is up to 20 miles outside of Austin.  Additional travel fee will apply for mileage beyond this limit.

There will be prize packages for second and third place as well! Hit us with your best shot!

8 Responses to "Austin Pets Alive! Photo Contest"

  1. Lisa Smithsays: November 1, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Will you have a contest availabe to those of us outside of Texas? I realize it wouldn’t be Austin’s favorite pet, but we could still participate and raise money.

  2. austinpetsalivesays: November 1, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    That’s a great idea, Lisa! We can definitely look into doing something like that.

  3. Donine Connallysays: November 1, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Only 1 photo of 1 pet per person? Or can we submit a couple of different photos of our different pets?

  4. Nicole Spiegelsays: November 1, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    You should check out to run contests. Makes the whole process a breeze.

  5. austinpetsalivesays: November 1, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Donine, only one photo per pet, but you can enter multiple pets, if you’d like!

  6. Lisasays: November 1, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Does it have to be my pet? I’ve got a super cute picture of my mom’s dog, but none of my own :(

  7. austinpetsalivesays: November 2, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Sure, Lisa, you can definitely submit your mom’s dog!

  8. Katiesays: November 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Hi! I submitted my photo yesterday, but did not receive a response. Can I double check that Missy, 7 year old dachshund, was entered please? Thanks so much!!!