Welcome to our weekly photo challenge – we have some exciting news today! We’re looking forward to seeing more of your pet travel photos, but first let’s announce …
Thanks to everyone who played, and congratulations to Beth B. and Gizmo Geodog of Lakeland, FL – they won last week’s challenge for correctly identifying this pet friendly destination as Boston Commons in Boston, MA. We hope you both enjoy your “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar!
In 2013, we want Take Paws to showcase people having fun traveling with their pets. That means we want to see more of YOU and YOUR PETS out on the road! So, we’re changing up our Friday Photo Challenge … we may still post an occasional picture of Buster and Ty, but mostly we want to feature YOUR photos. So snap some pictures of your furry travel companions posed near recognizable landmarks, and each week we’ll choose one to publish on the blog. Everyone will admire your pet while they guess the location of the photo in hopes of winning the coveted “Travels with Ty & Buster” calendar!
Email – Entering your photos is easy … just attach them to an email to [email protected] Be sure to include your name, the name of your pet(s), where you live, and the location that the photo was taken.
Instagram – Follow @GoPetFriendly on Instagram and tag your photos with the hashtag #GoPetFriendly. You’ll be automatically entered in the contest and we’ll contact you via Instagram if your photo is chosen.
For those of you who are not familiar with Instagram, it’s a free app available on your smart phone that allows you to share photos with your friends. You can also use it to apply filters or edit your photos to give them an interesting or fun look.
A hashtag is used on social networking sites to allow people to search for key words. Placing a # symbol (called a hashtag) before a keyword allows you to categorize your post. On Instagram, you can add a hashtag to new or old photos by placing it in the photo description or in the comments. Either way, people can do a simple search and find all the photos with that hashtag included.
You can use more than one hashtag per photo, so go through your Instagram library and add the #GoPetFriendly hashtag to all of your pet travel photos!
Submit as many photos as you like! Each week we’ll peruse all the submissions and choose our favorite to appear in that week’s Photo Challenge.
What if your pet isn’t a traveler yet, but you’d still like to participate? Using photo editing software to take your pets on their virtual dream vacation is absolutely fine.
So there you have it … get snapping and make your pet famous!
By submitting a photo you agree to all the Friday Photo Challenge rules. The contest starts today and runs until we decide not to do it anymore. The contest is open to everyone over the age of 18.
To enter via Instagram, you must follow @GoPetFriendly on Instagram AND use the #GoPetFriendly hashtag on your photo. Using the @GoPetFriendly mention is not sufficient to enter the contest. If we miss the “@GoPetFriendly” mention, there is no way for us to go back and search to find your photo – hashtags are archived and searchable, while @ mentions are not.
By entering a photo in this contest, either via email or Instagram, you are claiming ownership of the photo. All selected entries will be required to provide a release stating that they own the rights to the photograph submitted. We reserve the right to disqualify an entry if their photograph does not meet publishing standards or ownership of an image cannot be proven.
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