July 10, 2020
By: Deborah Childress
TAMPA, Fla. – Maybe you missed getting your picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone, but your pet can make life a little sexier with its picture on the cover of the 2021 Pet Calendar published by the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
The Society’s sixth Annual Pet Photo Calendar Contest is underway and is in search of what will be the calendar’s cover model. Other spaces are available to showcase your pet to the world, but for sure, equally great are the prizes being lavished on the families of the pet calendar winners.
The Grand Prize includes Saddlebrook Golf for four, including green fees and carts, four bottles of Lagunitas Pale Ale, a six-piece beer tasting set and a dozen golf balls start off the Grand Prize. It also includes 2020 season tickets to Adventure Island with a basket full of extra freebies and goodies, along with Busch Gardens Tampa family-of-four tickets with hats, cups, stuffed animals and more. And let’s not forget to mention there’s a Sweet Treat gift basket and $500 in Columbia Restaurant gift certificates. The Grand Prize winner also receives five free 2021 pet calendars.
All First Prize winners receive $100 Columbia Restaurant gift certificates, and Second and Third prize winners will receive photo ops for their pets inside the calendar.
Right now, Max, “King of the Wild Things,” has racked up 1,061 votes. He’s a Maltipoo whose owner rescued him from PetPal in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The cost to enter the contest is $10 and each vote submitted is $1. So far, the Humane Society has raised nearly $13,000 of its $40,000 goal.
Voters from around Tampa Bay are plugging in their pick right now for which pet photo they favor, so hurry if you want to participate. The last day to vote is July 31, 2020. You can get your pet pictures submitted by registering online.
Grand Prize (1)
- The photo with the most votes will be on the cover of the HSTB 2021 calendar as well as on one month inside the HSTB 2021 calendar. The featured photos will be taken by AGoldPhoto Pet Photography and the original entrant photo will be included in the calendar as well.
- Round of golf for 4 including greens fees and carts at Saddlebrook, 4 bottles of Lagunitas Pale Ale, 6 piece Beer Tasting Set, golf gloves, and a dozen golf balls (Saddlebrook Expires 10/31/2020, Good Mon-Fri only)
- Adventure Island Basket with towels, magnets, metal water bottle, and gift certificate for parking, 4 Single Day Passes (Valid 2020 Season only)
- Busch Gardens Tampa Family Adventure Four-Pack Basket – Parking, 4 tickets, 4 Quick Queues plus hat, cup, and stuffed animals (Expires 12/15/2020)
- Sweet Treat Gift Basket
- $500 Columbia Restaurant gift certificates (expires 11/30/2020)
- 5 complimentary 2021 Pet Photo Contest Calendars (These will be available in November 2020)
First Prizes (11)
- 11 First Prize winners will have their photo featured on one month inside the HSTB 2021 calendar. The featured photo will be taken by AGoldPhoto Pet Photography and the original entrant photo will be included in the calendar as well.
- Each first prize winner will also receive $100 Columbia Restaurant gift certificates (expires 11/30/2020
- 2 complimentary 2021 Pet Photo Contest Calendars (These will be available in November 2020)
Second Prizes (59)
- 59 Second Prize winners will have their entrant photo featured on a blank date space within the calendar.
Third Prizes (70)
- 70 Third Prize winners will have their entrant photo featured on the 2022 calendar collage page.
Contact Sarah Dale at 813-774-4306 or at SarahD@humanesocietytampa.org if you have questions. Or visit the website at gogophotocontest.com/humanesocietytampa.
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