Pet Photo Contest


Northeast Animal Hospital Pet Photo Contest

Northeast Animal Hospital and Downtown St. Pete Vet Clinic invite you to participate in our "You Put the Pet in St. Pete" Photo Contest. We marveled over the many beautiful photo entries we received during our last contest, which ran from 2011 through 2013.

Your challenge is to capture high quality images of your St. Petersburg pets. High quality images give consideration, not only to the pose or action of the main subject, but also to composition, focus, background, and lighting. Please see below for eligibility requirements, tips on how to take great pet photos, and examples of previous winning photos.

Entry: To enter, simply submit an eligible photo (see Eligibility Requirements below) at any time between the contest start date (August 1, 2019) and the last date for submissions (December 31, 2020).

Winners: Each month, starting September 1, 2019, we will choose a winning photo from all previously submitted photos. Each winning photo will be featured for one month on the home page of our website (www.northeastanimalhospital.com), on our 4th Street LED sign, and in our Facebook cover photo. Winning photos will also be posted on all of our social media: Google My Business, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. They may also be featured in future Northeast Animal Hospital and Downtown St. Pete Vet Clinic marketing campaigns. 

Eligibility Requirements

Dates: Photos must be received between August 1, 2019 at 6:00 am EST (contest start date) and December 31, 2020 at 11:00 pm EST (last date for submissions). Dates are subject to change.

Composition: Photos must feature a pet (or pets) of any breed or species. Photos must not contain humans or representations of humans. The pet (or pets) must be in focus and must be the main subject of the photo.

Format: Photos must be in one of the following formats: jpg, jpeg, png, or tiff.

Dimensions: Photos must be 1024 pixels by 768 pixels or greater (in either landscape or portrait orientation).

Release: The owner(s) of the photographed pet(s) must have signed a Photo Release at Northeast Animal Hospital or Downtown St. Pete Vet Clinic, which gives us permission to publish photos of the owner's pet(s).

Email: Photos must be emailed to [email protected]. Please include within the email (1) your pet's breed or species, and (2) your pet's common name within quotation marks followed by the owner's last name. For example, "Spot" Smith.

Northeast Animal Hospital and Downtown St. Pete Vet Clinic reserve the right to edit winning, published photos for artistic enhancement. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Purchase does not increase your chance of winning. Photographed pets do not need to be patients of Northeast Animal Hospital or Downtown St. Pete Vet Clinic. Must be 18 years old or older to submit a photo into the contest. Open to legal residents of the United States. Employees of Northeast Animal Hospital and Downtown St. Pete Vet Clinic, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household, are not eligible to participate in the contest. Void where prohibited by law.

Pet Photo Tips

  1. Lighting can make or break a great photo! Find an area with good natural lighting for the shoot. Try to avoid dark shadows and bright lights.
  2. Don’t use your camera’s flash. Not only can the flash create harsh shadows, but it can also scare your pet, or make your pet look scary!
  3. Make sure the scene doesn’t have distracting elements or a cluttered background.
  4. Get down on your pet’s level for a more natural and intimate shot.
  5. Reward your pet with treats to encourage the behavior you want for the photo shoot.
  6. Don’t force your pet into a pose, especially one that he doesn’t want to be in. Rather, let your pet inspire the shot naturally with her own personality!
  7. If your pet wants to be active during the shoot, stay ready to capture that perfect moment! Taking lots of pictures can help you find the perfect one!
  8. Be patient with your pet. Try letting a friend stand behind you and encourage your pet to look toward the camera with a treat or toy.
  9. Most of all, have fun with your pet!

Previous Winning Photos

Northeast Animal Hospital Pet Photo Contest Winner Panic CaseyNortheast Animal Hospital Pet Photo Contest Winner Cassie CourierNortheast Animal Hospital Pet Photo Contest Winner Cat StevensNortheast Animal Hospital Pet Photo Contest Winner Bear AllenNortheast Animal Hospital Pet Photo Contest Winner Rocky BottomNortheast Animal Hospital Pet Photo Contest Winner Taco BellaNortheast Animal Hospital Pet Photo Contest Winner TippyNortheast Animal Hospital Pet Photo Contest Winner Roxy ScottNortheast Animal Hospital Pet Photo Contest Winner Annie TurgeonNortheast Animal Hospital Pet Photo Contest Winner Cate ThomsonNortheast Animal Hospital Pet Photo Contest Winner DaytonaNortheast Animal Hospital Pet Photo Contest Winner Kasper VetschNortheast Animal Hospital Pet Photo Contest Winner Belle WardNortheast Animal Hospital Pet Photo Contest Winner Florida NeubauerNortheast Animal Hospital Pet Photo Contest Winner Charlie DavisNortheast Animal Hospital Pet Photo Contest Winner Artemis Winter