I’m going to take today’s blog entry to promote this awesome photo contest being held by the HSUS! I think we should ALL enter!

SPAY DAY USA 2008 to Feature Pet Photo Contest

Capture your pet’s essence in images and words and snag yourself a great prize

WASHINGTON (Feb. 1, 2008) ― The Humane Society of the United States is pleased to announce that Spay Day USA, the organization’s annual campaign to inspire people to save animal lives by spaying or neutering pets, is adding a fun new feature for this year’s celebration. The Spay Day 2008 Pet Photo Contest will allow participants to upload digital photos of their beloved companion and tell the world how their pet has improved their lives.

Sponsored by Nature’s Miracle and Zoombak, the contest will award prizes to entrants whose pictures and accompanying narratives are judged best by our panel of celebrity judges. By entering the contest, participants will be sharing the message that spaying and neutering saves pets’ lives.

Our celebrity judges will choose one Grand Prize winner, 10 Finalists and 25 Honorable Mentions. Winner of the Grand Prize will receive a studio session with Amanda Jones, one of the country’s premier pet photographers, a Zoombak Advanced GPS Dog Locator, assorted Nature’s Miracle products, and a $1000 shopping spree at Humane Domain, The HSUS’ official online store. The Grand Prize winner will also choose one nonprofit organization participating in Spay Day USA to receive a $5000 grant.

Also receiving prizes will be the 500 Top Vote-Getters chosen by popular vote. For detailed information about these prizes and prizes for international winners, see our contest rules.

Entering the contest can be done by visiting humanesociety.org/spayday and following these easy steps:

  • Click on the “Enter Contest” link on the Photo Contest homepage and enter your email information to register.
  • Tell a little about your pet and how he or she improves your life.
  • Provide your contact information.
  • You can make a donation to help solve the tragedy of pet overpopulation.
  • Upload a digital photo of your pet.

Once entered, participants will be eligible to win one of many great prizes and can track how their pet is doing in the contest by searching for their pet on the Search/Vote page.

The HSUS coordinates Spay Day USA by working with local shelters, humane organizations, veterinary clinics, and individual volunteers to offer special spay-neuter events, deploy mobile spay-neuter clinics, raise money to subsidize spay-neuter surgeries, and increase awareness about the importance and benefits of spaying and neutering. Spay Day USA 2008 will take place on February 26. For more information about the event, please visit: humanesociety.org/spayday.