Second Annual Pet Photo Contest

Do you have the cutest critter in the community? We’re hosting our Second Annual Photo Contest focusing on local pets!

Show off your photo skills and capture a picture of your pet doing what it does best: being adorable, funny or lounging! Submit your photos to us by September 15th for a chance to be featured in our October edition and win a gift basket courtesy of Wallis Annenberg PetSpace!

How cute are these pets from Annenberg PetSpace?

Details:

Through September 15: Submit your high resolution .jpg photos to us via email at westchesterhometown@yahoo.com. Please use the subject line “Pet Photo Contest.” Include your name, address, telephone number and pet’s name. If there’s anything else you’d like to share about your pet, please feel free to share with us! If you post the photo on social media, please tag us @thehometownnews on IG and @thehtn on Facebook.

September 17 through September 24: 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 three photos with the most likes will take home the title of this year’s Cutest Pet!

October Edition of HTN: Winners announced and favorite photos published.

FAQs:

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 westchesterhometown@yahoo.com starting August 6 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 17th. The community is invited to vote for their favorites through September 24th by liking the photos. The top 3 vote-getters will receive a gift basket courtesy of Annenberg PetSpace!

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.

Thank you to our Pet Photo Contest Partner:

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.