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Is your pet a star? Then make sure they have a chance to be in Bloomington PRIDE's 2018 Pets of Pride calendar!

guidelines

  • All submissions will be included in the calendar collage and the Facebook gallery
  • To be eligible to win a featured month, please abide by the following guidelines:
    • Households may submit one (1) application per species (all species are welcome).
    • Photos must be:
      • well-focused and sharp
      • high resolution with at least 300 dpi (dots per inch)
      • in JPEG (JPG) or TIFF format
      • in color
      • horizontal layout
    • Photos fitting calendar month themes/seasons (e.g., Halloween, Pride, winter) are encouraged.
    • Photos can include family members (human or other pets).

dates

Deadline extended: Sunday, Nov. 26

judging

All entries will be blind judged. Bloomington PRIDE Board pets are not eligible for the contest. Winners will be notified by email no later than Monday, November 27. 

additional information

  • All proceeds from calendar sales will benefit Bloomington PRIDE educational programming and outreach efforts.
  • Everyone who submits a photo is guaranteed to have their pet's photo printed in the calendar collage and in an online Facebook gallery.

entry form

The submission form requires a Google account. If you do not have a Google account, please contact us for other submission options. 

Tips for Photographing Your Pet

Some pets are harder to photograph than others. Here are a few tips on getting that perfect picture:

Location and background

  • Look for a location where your pet will be relaxed and natural.
  • Photograph your pet against a color that contrasts with his/her coat.

It's in the eyes

  • Focus on your pet's eyes, as the eyes will convey your pet's personality the best.
  • Avoid shooting in low light situations where flash is required and your pet's eyes are likely to glow.

Black and white coats

  • When working with dark animals, make adjustments to properly expose the image.
  • When photographing animals with very light coats, make sure the lighting is not too bright.

Patience

  • Don't get frustrated. Stay relaxed and have fun, and your pet will too!
  • Use a squeak toy or treat to get your pet to look toward the camera.

advertising

Is your small business or organization interested in advertising in the calendar? Please contact us for details