PATRIOTIC RESCUE PETS PHOTO CONTEST
Enter June 1 – 30, 2023
Hosted & Sponsored by The Burton Fletcher Foundation for Animals, Inc.
Picture your rescue pet winning the National Patriotic Rescue Pets Photo Contest! Taking photographs of our pets is as American as gathering with family and friends to enjoy an old-fashioned cook-out or watching a festive Fourth of July parade and fireworks.
We invite pet parents to submit one photo of their rescue pet or pets that show their most flag-waving, patriotic red, white & blue. Join us to celebrate America’s 247th birthday this July 4th as we give thanks for our country and our freedoms and recognize and celebrate our patriotic rescue pets!
Contest entries are accepted Thursday, June 1, 2023, through midnight EST on Friday, June 30, 2023. No late entries will be accepted.
No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
Rescue pets eligible for entry into this patriotic photo contest are animals adopted from an animal shelter, animal rescue organization, or other rescue situations: homeless, abandoned, or rescued from the streets. Fosters are acceptable too!
Any rescue animal may be entered, and more than one animal can be shown in the photo. One or more people can also be included in the photo with the animal(s). Each animal and each person in a photo must be identified by their full name on the entry. Owners are asked to provide contact information for the nonprofit animal shelter or rescue organization for each animal in a foster or adopted photo.
How to Enter:
Visit http://www.BurtonFletcherFoundation.org to enter and see complete contest and rules information. The website also includes extensive information and ways to donate, sponsor, adopt, foster, and support our foundation’s work to save local homeless animals. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization; all donations are tax-deductible.
Entries must include:
PLEASE FILL AND FOLLOW THE CONTEST RULES BELOW
Javon Longieliere is a photographer based in Valdosta, Georgia. He was an international wedding photographer for 15 years before concentrating on fashion, commercial and fine art photography. He has also written the book Destination Weddings: A Guide To Shooting In Unique And Unexpected Places.
Internet access and an email address are required for participation.
This contest is subject to all federal, state, municipal, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
This national contest is open to legal United States residents at least eighteen (18) years of age. Employees, immediate family, or household members of The Burton Fletcher Foundation for Animals, Inc. or its affiliated entities are not eligible to enter.
The contest begins on Thursday, June 1, 2023, and ends at midnight EST on Friday, June 30, 2023. All entries must be on time to be accepted.
Each rescue pet owner may submit only one photo of a patriotic rescue pet or pet. Only one photo is eligible to win a prize.
All submitted entries become the property of The Burton Fletcher Foundation for Animals, Inc. and will not be acknowledged or returned. Using any automated system or multiple accounts to enter the contest is prohibited and will result in disqualification. The sponsor is not responsible for lost or late entries; incomplete entries will be disqualified.
Photo Judging Criteria:
Depiction of contest theme (40%)
Photo quality (30%)
An independent panel of judges, and Burton Fletcher, will evaluate submissions and select winners. In the event of a tie, Burton Fletcher will decide the winner.
Photos must be high-resolution digital photos. No photocopies are accepted.
Entrants must have permission from any animal owner and every individual included in the submitted photo or photos to use their name and likeness. Proof of such consent must be available if requested.
The submitted photos must illustrate the contest theme, Patriotic Rescue Pets.
Only previously unpublished photos may be submitted. All photographs must be taken during the contest period between June 1, 2023, and June 30, 2023.
Submitted photos may not be offensive or contain indecent, sexual, abusive, or discriminatory content. They may not depict or promote any harm against people or animals or any other content not in compliance with the family-oriented theme and spirit.
Participation in the contest constitutes the entrant’s unconditional agreement to these rules and the sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. Winning and receiving a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all contest requirements.
After the contest deadline, Thursday, June 30, 2022, at midnight EST, entries will be judged by Burton Fletcher and an independent panel selected by the foundation.
Prize winners will be notified by email at the addresses provided on the entry form. If a prize winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first contact attempt, or the prize is returned as undeliverable by mail, the reward is forfeited. The sponsor reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant.
Prizes will be fulfilled within two weeks after the contest’s conclusion on Thursday, June 30, 2023.
First Place: One (1) Graffiti Animal Art Piece Selected by Burton Fletcher, Plus First Place $250 Prize or Equivalent to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Rescue of the Winner’s choosing and agreed to by Burton Fletcher. Plus, a beautiful certificate noting the First Place Award.
Second Place: One (1) Graffiti Animal Art Piece Selected by Burton Fletcher, Plus Second Place $100 Prize or Equivalent to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Rescue of the Winner’s choosing and agreed to by Burton Fletcher. Plus, a beautiful certificate noting the Second Place Award.
Third Place: One (1) Graffiti Animal Art Piece Selected by Burton Fletcher, Plus Third Place $50 Prize or Equivalent to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Rescue of the Winner’s choosing and agreed to by Burton Fletcher. Plus, a beautiful certificate noting the Third Place Award.
Most Votes: The picture receiving the most votes will receive a Graffiti Animal Art Piece Selected by Burton Fletcher, plus a beautiful certificate noting the award.
Limit of one (1) prize per person, except the prize for the most significant number of votes, which is entitled to receive an additional prize.
Each winner will receive an award certificate.
THE CASH OR MERCHANDISE PRIZE MONEY OF $250, $100, OR $50, AS BURTON FLETCHER MAY DECIDE WHICH, FOR EACH AWARD, WILL BE PAID TO THE NONPROFIT ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATION OF THE WINNER’S CHOICE.
Prize winners are responsible for all taxes and fees for the prize receipt.
The sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend, or modify the contest if necessary or disqualify any individual who violates contest rules.
Release & Limitations of Liability:
By participating in the contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the sponsor and affiliated entities, free from any claim arising from participation.
Any claims regarding the validity or enforceability of the contest rules, rights, and obligations of entrants or the sponsor shall be governed in Valdosta, Georgia, and by the State of Georgia and U.S. Federal laws.
Collection & Use of Personal Information:
Entry into the contest constitutes agreement to the sponsor’s collection, use, and disclosure of the entrant’s personal information. Entrants also agree that the sponsor may use their entry form personal data for marketing and publicity in any manner the host and sponsor may desire.
THE PATRIOTIC RESCUE PET PHOTO CONTEST
PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON WWW.BURTONFLETCHERFOUNDATION.ORG.