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The results of the 2022 Up Close & PAWSonal Photo Contest are in!

 

🎉Thanks to our 61 contestants and 239 donors, we raised $9,865 for the Homeward Trails Medical Fund!

 

 

🏆🐶 1st Place Overall

$1,800 raised

DAISY

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🥇🐱 1st Place Cats

$643 raised

BEBOP & MIMI

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BEBOP (right) & MIMI (left), Norgen (center), not from HT 

🥈🐶 2nd Place Dog

$590 raised

RICO

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🥈🐱 2nd Place Cat

$360 raised

YANG

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🥉🐶 3rd Place Dog

$353 raised

MIA

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🥉🐱 3rd Place Cat

$250 raised

CAPTAIN

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It’s time for the annual Up Close & PAWSonal Photo Contest!

Here is your chance to:

  • Showcase your favorite four-legged family member!
  • Raise money for the animals of Homeward Trails!
  • Win prizes!
    • $500 Amazon gift card for 1st place finishers in both cat and dog categories plus a goodie basket for your pet, two tickets to Chili Bingo, and a feature on our Facebook page
    • $150 Amazon gift card for the 2nd place finishers in both the dog and cat categories plus a goodie basket for your pet

1. NOW: Submit your brief responses for your HT pet’s Bio & a quality photo of your pet.

2. WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR LINK ON MAY 14: Promote your personalized voting/donations link far and wide!

FYI

All submissions must be received by 5pm Eastern on May 11. We are unable to accept late submissions.

$1 donation = 1 vote.

Contest will run from May 15-31, 2023

Winners will be announced on June 1, 2023 The animal/entry in each category with the most votes/dollars raised will be the winner. Separate winners will be announced for dogs and cats.

Please be mindful that the creation of each bio link takes time and resources from our staff. So be sure to make the effort worthwhile & promote it widely to help raise needed funds for the animals who need us!

To get a leg up on the competition check out these

Top 10 Pet Photography Tips & Techniques

from Digital Photography School
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Up Close Photo Contest

VOTE for your favorite HT-adopted animals while contributing to the life-saving efforts of Homeward Trails!
EACH VOTE IS $10, all of which goes to support the needs of the homeless dogs and cats in our program.
Voting is open through May 6th. Prizes will be award to the top three cats and the top three dogs. You can vote as often as you’d like!
Help these adorable pets pay it forward for another animal in need.

DOG PHOTOS  |  CAT PHOTOS  |  LEADERBOARD


DOGS

Hover over (or tap on mobile devices) the caption to read the pet’s bio. Click the photo to visit the pet’s voting page.

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CATS

Hover over (or tap on mobile devices) the caption to read the pet’s bio. Click the photo to visit the pet’s voting page.

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It’s time for the annual Up Close & PAWSonal Photo Contest!

Here is your chance to:

  • Showcase your favorite four-legged family member!
  • Raise money for the animals of Homeward Trails!
  • Win prizes!
First-place finishers in both cat and dog categories get a $150 Amazon gift card and their pet featured on the Homeward Trails facebook page. Overall winner will also get a personalized sketch of their pet! Second-place dog and second-place cat each get a $75 Amazon gift card. Third-place dog and cat each get a Homeward Trails hat. 

How?

  1. Get a quality picture of your loveable Homeward Trails adoptee(s).

    Check out these Top 10 Pet Photography Tips & Techniques 

  2. Get your pet’s answers to these three questions:
    • My best feature is ______________.
    • If I were another kind of animal I would be ______________.
    • You should vote for me because ______________.
  3. SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY ASAP, no later than April 15.
  4. Watch your email for your personalized link.
  5. Promote your pet’s donate-to-vote page far and wide!

The Deets

All submissions must be received by 11:59pm Eastern FRIDAY, April 15, 2022. 

Voting opens April 22 and runs through May 6, 2022.

$10 donation = 1 vote.

Winners will be announced on May 8, 2022. The animal/entry with the most votes/dollars raised will be the winner. Separate winners will be announced for dogs and cats.

Please be mindful that the creation of each bio link takes time and resources from our staff. So be sure to make the effort worthwhile & promote it widely to help raise needed funds for the animals who need us!

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Up Close Photo Contest

VOTE for your favorite HT-adopted animals while contributing to the life-saving efforts of Homeward Trails!
EACH VOTE IS $10, all of which goes to support the needs of the homeless dogs and cats in our program.
The dog and cat who get the most votes each BY APRIL 30th win. You can vote as often as you’d like!
Help these adorable pets pay it forward for another animal in need.

 

DOG PHOTOS  |  CAT PHOTOS  |  LEADERBOARD

DOGS

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CATS

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Check how your favorite dogs are doing below.

Give them a bump by donating!

 

CAT SCOREBOARD

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DOG SCOREBOARD

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