HelpAWS 2019 Calendar Cover-Pup Contest!

Enter to win our first ever calendar competition

We are excited to announce that we will be publishing the first ever HelpAWS calendar in just a few short months and are offering an opportunity for your HelpAWS pup’s photo and story to be featured on the cover or inside pages of the calendar.

Photo submission begins on Monday, August 20th, 2018 at 6pm, EST and ends on Friday, August 31st, 2018 on 11:59pm, EST.

Voting will open on Saturday, September 1st at 12:00am EST and end on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 11:59pm, EST.

Photos submissions require a nominal donation of $10 each. Voting is free.

**Please see included RULES, VOTING, and PRIZES for more information**

Advertise in the 2019 HelpAWS calendar

You can reach our supporters while also helping animals in need by purchasing advertising space in our first ever calendar.

Advertising space costs $100 for a business card size ad.

If you are interested contact us soon as advertising space is limited.

Reserve a day to honor your HelpAWS pet

Would you like your HelpAWS pet to have a guaranteed spot in the calendar? Reserve a day to honor your pet. Your pet’s photo will appear on the day of your choice. This could be his or her birthday, adoption day, or some other day, as long as it does not conflict a nationally observed holiday. Each special day reservation requires a $30 donation. Days are available on a first come, first serve basis.


Voting opens at 12:00am, EST on September 1, 2018 and ends at 11:50pm EST on September 15th, 2018.

Voters must go to to vote. Once on the HelpAWS Facebook page, Click on “2019 CALENDAR PHOTO CONTEST” on the left side of the home page, then on the “PHOTO CONTEST” album. All submitted photos meeting the contest criteria will be uploaded into this album for voting. To cast a vote, simply “LIKE” the photo you are voting for. The number of “LIKES” a photo receives will count as that photo’s number of votes at the end of the contest period.


12 winners will be selected based on the total number of votes received. (Grand prize, 1st place and 2nd through 12th place).

If there is a tie for Grand Prize, HelpAWS will determine the winning cover photo. If there is a tie for 1st place, tied entries will each receive the 1st Place Prizes.

The winners will be announced no later than September 25th, 2018 on our website, and on the HelpAWS Facebook Page and HelpAWS Instagram to be celebrated by our many visitors. Winners will also be contacted by email.

The top 12 photos at the close of the contest will be included in the HelpAWS 2019 calendar.

Grand Prize (1 Winner) – Photo with the most votes:

  • Photo featured on the cover of the 2019 HelpAWS calendar and your dog’s story will be featured on the back of the 2019 HelpAWS calendar.
  • Free 2019 HelpAWS calendar
  • HelpAWS Sweatshirt in your size/choice
    $30 gift card to a GTA pet store

1st Place Prize (1 Winner) – Photo with the second most votes:

  • Your choice of which month your pet will be featured in the 2019 calendar
  • Free 2019 HelpAWS calendar
  • HelpAWS T-Shirt in your size/choice

2nd Place through Twelfth Place Prize (10 Winners) – Photos placing 3rd-12th:

  • Photo featured on a collage page of the 2019 calendar.

Photo submission period begins on Monday, August 20th, 2018 at 6pm, EST. Deadline for submitting photos is Friday, August 31st, 2018 on 11:59pm, EST.

The donation amount required to submit a photo into the contest is $10.00. Submission donations should be processed by going to and then clicking on the “DONATE” button at the top of the page. Please put your dog’s name in the notes section of the donation so we can match donations to photo submissions.

Under no circumstances will entrants’ full name, address, email address or other identifying information be shared, sold or exchanged.

To enter, you must submit a photo of your HelpAWS pet(s) to and include your pet’s name, your name, your city, and a brief statement about how adopting your dog HelpAWS dog has impacted you and/or your family.

All photos must be emailed to Sorry, we cannot accept hard copies. Please submit original photos that have not been cropped or resized. These images will provide a better print for the size of our calendar.


Photos must be of a HelpAWS alumni dog only. If you have more than one HelpAWS dog, they can be featured together in the same photograph. Photo’s must be of the dog only: no humans please.

Please be sure to submit a clear photo. If you are a winner and your photo does not meet resolution standards necessary for print, we will ask you to submit another photo of your pet.

Photos must be color and good quality and may not be embellished with text or art.
If your photo was taken by a professional or commercial photographer, you must send a signed copyright release to
All animals must be depicted in a humane manner. Any photo deemed inappropriate by HelpAWS will be removed without reimbursement of the entry fee.

We encourage you to share the contest with your friends and family, so they can vote! Email and post the link to your Facebook, Instagram, twitter, etc. and get the word out and ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!


All photos submitted become the property of HelpAWS and may be used and/or altered for the 2019 calendar or for other promotional and/or fundraising efforts relating to the calendar contest. HelpAWS reserves the right to alter contest rules if necessary. Questions can be emailed to Lisa Parker at


HelpAWS is not responsible for any technical problems or for late, lost, incomplete, stolen or misdirected entries. All photos submitted become the property of HelpAWS which may reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, and otherwise use for any purpose, in any form, and on any media. In submitting this photo, you agree that its content does not infringe copyrights or other property rights of any party. You also agree that the photo you are submitting is your own.

Questions? Email: Lisa Parker at