2013 Pet Calendar Contest Entry Form

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The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette’s

Pet Calendar Contest

Happy DogThe Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette are publishing a pet calendar and we want your pet’s photo! Your adorable pet may be featured on the cover or on inside pages of our 2013 pet calendar!

After all the entries have been posted online, readers will vote for their favorite animals. 12 winners will be selected to be published in the 12-month calendar based on the top votes. The pet with the most votes will also be featured on the cover. The winning animals will be photographed by John Wollwerth, Wollwerth Imagery of Beaufort, and showcased in this beautiful, 4-color glossy calendar.


Submit a photograph of your pet, preferably electronically or mail a non-returnable photograph to The Island Packet/The Beaufort Gazette. The entry fee is $25 per pet. Only one pet per photo. All entries must be high quality color photographs, accompanied by the pet’s name, owner’s name and contact information. The winners must be able to have their pet photographed October 24-November 2 or be able to provide a professional-grade studio portrait of their pet. All entries will be posted online on The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette’s Web site in the Pet Calendar Photo Gallery. Deadline to submit photographs for the contest is September 28, 2012. 

Pet CalendarPHOTO TIPS:

For best results, submit an image of only your pet. Do not include people in the picture. Close-up shots taken within a 3’ range of your animal reproduce the best.


Once all of the nominations have been submitted, the voting process will begin October 1-19, 2012 at 5 p.m. Readers may cast a vote for 25¢ per vote, a minimum of $5. There will be no limit as to how many votes a reader may cast. The calendars will be available late November at local animal shelters.


Businesses who are interested in sponsoring a page of the calendar including having an online presence on the pet calendar photo gallery, should contact your Island Packet or Beaufort Gazette account executive at (843) 706-8100 or (843) 524-3183.


The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette will donate pet calendars to Hilton Head Humane Association, Humane Association of the Lowcountry, Jasper Animal Rescue Mission, Maranatha Farm and Palmetto Animal League to be used as a fundraiser. All calendar sales benefit the individual organizations that sell the calendar.