Readers vote for their favorite animals. Twelve 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 of Wollwerth Imagery, wollwerthimagery.com, and showcased in this beautiful, color glossy calendar.
The voting process runs October 1-19,2012 at 5 p.m. Readers may cast a vote for 25 cents 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 2012 at local animal shelters.
The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette will donate pet calendars to the Hilton Head Humane Association, Palmetto Animal League, The Humane Association of the Lowcountry, Jasper Animal Rescue and Maranatha Farm to be used as a fundraiser. All calendar sales benefit the individual organizations that sell the calendar.
Anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian's permission to submit an entry or to vote.
Entry will be deemed as consent for the use of entrant's name and photo in The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette and in all media for advertising and/or trade purposes without compensation.
In accepting a prize, the recipient of the prize agrees to allow publication of his or her name with photo for further promotion of this contest and future similar contests in The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette.
By entering, entrant releases The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette, its affiliates, agencies and sponsoring companies from all liabilities for injuries or damages sustained in connection with the use of any of the prizes. Winners will be notified.
All entries become the property of The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette, which will be the sole judge of all rules. By playing the contest, players agree to accept the rules. Winners may be asked to sign and return official affidavits of eligibility/publicity releases, or alternate winners will be selected. Winners must be available to be photographed October 24-November 2 2012.
All local, state, federal and other applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prizes are non-transferable. Contest void where prohibited by law. Employees, independent contractors, motor route carriers, correspondents and immediate families of The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette are ineligible to submit an entry.
The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette reserve the right to amend rules at anytime during the contest.