Who is ready for their close-up?

We here at Carolina Basset Hound Rescue love to show off our furry friends, and want to see and share pictures of yours too! Therefore, we are excited to announce the CBHR Close-up Contest! We are in search of those pictures that are “worth a thousand words” to display on our website and in our newsletter. Does your happy hound have what it takes?

Official Contest Rules

The Close-up Contest is sponsored by CBHR. By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by CBHR, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

Eligibility

This contest is open to all individuals who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the contest period. Eligible photos must include a basset hound and must be of appropriate resolution (minimum of 2000 x 2000, and 2880 x 894 for website sliders) and orientation. Photos should be approximately 1.5 MB or larger. Please be sure that your email settings do not compress the image resolution when sending. Photo eligibility is at the discretion of CBHR.

Contest Period and Submission

The CBHR Close-up Contest will accept photo submissions beginning January 8, 2014 at 8:00 am ET until January 17, 2014 at Midnight ET. Submissions must be sent to catherine.woods@cbhr.com and must include photo(s), owner name and contact information, pet name and caption. The first photo submission per email address will be free of charge. Any subsequent photos (which are deemed eligible by CBHR for voting round) will be charged a fee of $5.00, to be paid directly to Carolina Basset Hound Rescue using our website. Participants will be notified via e-mail if more than one of his/her photos is eligible for the voting round, and payment is required. Once photos are determined eligible, they will automatically be entered into the voting round. The voting round will begin on January 24, 2014 at 8:00 am ET and will conclude on February 1, 2014 at 8:00 am ET.

Winner Selection

All eligible entries received during the Submission Period, and that are deemed eligible based on resolution and orientation requirements, will be entered into a voting database. The top 25 photos (based on votes and the discretion of CBHR) will be selected as winners. A portion of the winners will be displayed on the Carolina Basset Hound Website, and the remaining winning photos will be showcased in the online monthly CBHR newsletter, The Howler.The winners will be notified via e-mail once all voting data is collected.

Publicity

By participating in the Close-up contest, each entrant grants CBHR the right to use his/her photo for publicity purposes without additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.

We cannot wait to see all of your wonderful pet portraits. Take a minute to look at our website for picture ideas. The layout will not change. Therefore, winning pictures must fit the current format.