2023 Wine Dog Calendar Contest

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Apolloni Vineyards in partnership with Kim Hoshal Photography are proud to announce our Oregon Humane Society fundraising event, the 2023 Wine Dog Calendar Contest

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100% of the proceeds from this photo contest and sales of the calendar will go to benefit the Oregon Humane Society

Submit your favorite photo of your dog and then get your friends and family to vote for your dog

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As the largest humane society in the Northwest, the Oregon Humane Society adopts more animals from its Portland shelter than any other single-facility shelter on the West Coast. OHS puts no time limits on how long animals remain at the shelter—a pet stays available for adoption for as long as needed to find a loving home.

 

· OHS finds homes for more than 11,000 pets each year

 

· The OHS medical team provides free and low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for thousands of pets owned by low-income families

 

· OHS educators reach more than 12,000 youths and about 2,000 adults annually through humane education programs

 

· The OHS Second Chance program brings more than 8,000 pets to OHS from other shelters around the region every year

 

· In the state capitol, OHS is the driving force behind efforts to improve laws that protect animals and punish offenders

You can help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 for the Oregon Humane Society by entering your dog, voting or just sharing.

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Prizes

There are 13 Grand Prizes and 5 Weekly Mini-Prizes
Grand Prizes:
The Top Dog With The Most Votes Overall:
The cover spot for the 2023 Wine Dogs Calendar
plus a $200 voucher from Northwest Naturals, Wisdom Panel DNA Kit from OHS, and free enrollment in Surf's Pup Doggy Lounge's first aid course
2nd - 13th Place Top Voted Dogs Overall:
A spot in the calendar as a Dog of the Month
and receive a bandana from Butthead Bandanaz
Weekly Mini-Prize Winners:

EACH WEEK THE TOP DOG WITH THE MOST NEW VOTES WILL WIN A MINI-CONTEST PRIZE PACKAGE WITH PRODUCTS KINDLY DONATED BY OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS

 

The winners of local prizes will be determined by the number of NEW votes received during the week. Local prizes are redeemed at the place of donating business. In the event of a tie, a random computerized draw will be held between the most voted dogs of the week to determine that week's winner. In case there are no new votes that week, a random computerized draw will be held between all eligible dogs.

Week one prize:
This week's Dining Out themed prize includes a $40 gift card from Tin Shed, an Oregon Humane Society collapsible Kurgo Water Bowl, a Pup Passport, a Brew Pup pack, and a $25 gift card from Pet Wants Pearl District, a prize pack from Mcmenamin's 23rd Ave Bottle Shop ($50 gift card, 2 McMenamins pint glasses and 4-pack of McMenamins beer or cider), OHS Beanie, and a waste bag holder and $50 gift card from Upper Paw PDX. The entry with the most votes on March 26th, 8 p.m. PDT wins!

Week two prize:
This week's  Hanging Out at Home themed prize includes 3 Dog Enterprises Nose-N-Nibble snuffle mat, Clyde Dog 5-pack of treats, 2 Muttloafs from Fetch, Woven Wool Dog Bed from Iggynono, Oregon Humane Society glass treat jar, Oregon Humane Society hardcover OHS History Book, and a $15 gift card from Pistils for a dog-friendly plant. The entry with the most NEW votes from March 27th to April 2nd, 8 p.m. PDT wins!

Week three prize:
This week's Talking a Walk themed prize includes Clyde Dog 5-pack of treats, free enrollment to Surf's Pup Doggy Lounge's first aid course, a Pup Passport,  a waste bag holder from Upper Paw PDX, Oregon Humane Society branded 50/50 water bottle, Hatphile Beanie, and Kurgo Tru-Fit Smart Harness.  The entry with the most NEW votes from April 3rd to April 9th, 8 p.m. PDT wins!

Week four prize:

This week's Feed Me themed prize includes 5 meals and 6 bags of treats from Portland Pet Food Company, $50 gift certificate to Pawsh Pet Cafe, a Pup Passport, a $25 gift card from Sugah's Cookies and Cakes, and a prize basket from Wild Pet Provisions.  The entry with the most NEW votes from April 10th to April 16th , 8 p.m. PDT wins!

 

Week five prize:

This week's Pamper Me themed prize includes a massage from Revive Animal Massage, an 8x10 et portrait from Amy Wike Art, the Botanical Cleaner Duo from Patika Pet, a waste bag holder, OHS Hardcover History Book, and heart dog toy from Wag Theory, and a set of dog greeting cards from Fioletta Arts.  The entry with the most NEW votes from April 17th to April 23rd , 8 p.m. PDT wins!

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The Top 13 Winners' Photo Sessions

A COMPLIMENTARY 30-MIN PHOTOSHOOT

An outdoor session in May through July at a mutually agreed location and time. Some travel to the photography location may be required. *

 

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A SOCIAL-MEDIA SIZE FILE OF THE CALENDAR PHOTO

 

All winners will have the opportunity to purchase artwork and images following their calendar photography session if desired.

 

 

*If you are unable to commit to a session in May through July, you will forfeit your winning and the next top-voted dog will take your dog’s spot in the calendar.

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Enter Your Dog

PLEASE REVIEW THE CONTEST RULES BELOW FOR SUBMISSION GUIDELINES!

Contest information, updates, winner announcements, and other mini-contests will be shared on my Instagram and Facebook pages. Follow me for the most up-to-date contest happenings.

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Do you have a special dog that you would like to memorialize?

Do you want to celebrate a birthday or Gotcha Day?

Don't live in Portland, but want to be a part of the fun?

You can reserve a grid spot in the calendar for your special pooch. A $15 donation will guarantee you a spot in one of the empty grid spaces at the beginning and ending of each month. These spots are first come, first serve.

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Our Sponsors and Partners

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3 Dog Enterprises

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Contest Rules

ENTRIES:

  • To enter, submit a photograph of your dog AND $5 donation to the Oregon Humane Society.

  • Limit of THREE dogs of the same family per photo entry. No people are allowed in entry photographs. Entry photographs that include two dogs will share a month if they place among the top 13 vote-getters.

  • Entries must be living dogs to be eligible to win. In Memoriam, photos are welcomed in one of the available Grid Spaces with a $15 donation (limited number available each month).

  • The dog entered in the competition must be from the Portland metro area.

  • Photos that do not follow these rules will NOT be eligible to win.

  • All donations from entries are non-refundable.

  • All entry photos must be uploaded through the competition software. We cannot accept printed photos. The entry photograph must be taken by you. We do not accept any copyrighted or professional photos.

  • The submission period starts on Sunday, March 20th, 2022 at 8 am PDT and ends on Sunday, April 24th, 2022 at 8 pm PDT.

  • Any photograph that includes content that is deemed inappropriate, indecent, or obscene, as determined by Kim Hoshal Photography, in their sole discretion, will be removed from the contest with NO opportunity for a refund.

  • Each dog may enter only once. Posting more than one photo of your dog(s) does not increase the chances of winning as only one photo will be permitted.

  • The 13 Grand Prize winners of the photo contest will be determined by the received number of votes.

  • The five weekly mini-competitions run from Sunday 8 am PDT to Saturday 8 pm PDT each week.

VOTING:

 

  • Each $1 counts as one (1) vote. A minimum donation of $5 for 5 votes.

  • All donations from voting are non-refundable. Entries and donations must be made via the online contest page. Contest payments online are through a secure site.

  • Contest votes are tax-deductible. The email acknowledgment of your online donation serves as your tax receipt.

  • All winners will be determined by electronic vote tabulations under the supervision of

  • GoGo Photo Contest, whose decisions are final and binding.

  • The Voting Period starts on Sunday, March 20th, 2022 8am PDT and ends on Sunday, April 24th, 2022 8pm PDT.

CALENDAR PHOTO SESSIONS:

  • The 13 dogs with the most votes will win a professional photography session with Kim Hoshal Photography. The sessions will take place from May through July 2022 at a mutually agreed location in the Portland metro area. Some travel to the photography location may be required. If you are unable to commit to a session from August to October, you forfeit your winning and the next top-voted dog will take your dog’s spot in the calendar, no exceptions.

  • The photographer, Kim Hoshal Photography, will choose the best image of each dog to be used in the calendar as well as which month that image will appear.

WEEKLY MINI-CONTESTS:

  • Each week of the 5-week contest the dog with the most NEW votes will win a mini-contest prize package donated by one of our local sponsors.

  • The weekly mini-contests run from Sunday 8 am PDT to Saturday 8pm PDT.

  • In the event of a tie, a random computerized draw will be held between the highest vote-getters of the week to determine that week’s winner.

  • In case there are no new votes for that week, a random computerized draw will be held for all eligible dogs.

  • Certain individual business restrictions and limitations may apply and may vary by business. Kim Hoshal Photography is not responsible for these restrictions and eligibility requirements as determined by each business.

PRIZES:

  • The winners will be contacted AFTER the contest, starting in the last week in April 2022. 

THE FINE PRINT:

  • By submitting a photo entry, you warrant and represent that your entry is your own original work created by you and that you own or otherwise control all the rights to your entry materials. If you submit an entry that is copyrighted by another individual, you are responsible for any legal action the copyright holder takes against you.

  • "By entering your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from the Oregon Humane Society and Kim Hoshal Photography. You may opt-out of receiving these emails at any time. Your privacy matters. OHS and Kim Hoshal Photography does not sell, trade, rent or otherwise make available your personal information."

  • Calendars will be available for sale to the general public starting in November 2022.

  • By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Apolloni Vineyards, Kim Hoshal Photography, and each of their respective officers, directors, representatives, volunteers, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claims of any nature arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize.

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Drool-worthy  art  for  people  who think  of  their  dogs  as  family

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Portland and the Portland metro area, OR

kim@kimhoshalphotography.com

702.808.2652