2021 Photo Contest

Prizes include valuable gift cards, paw-print paintings and a chance to be featured in a 2022 PawPADs calendar!

All funds raised through the PawPADs fundraiser will help us in our dual mission to enrich the lives of people with disabilities by providing them with exceptionally skilled assistance dogs, and to utilize the power of the human-canine bond as a therapeutic, educational and healing tool. 

Contestants:  It’s easy to participate! Just follow these easy steps here:

2021 Photo Contest

Voters: No need to register to vote. Just vote between May 16th and 31st and then get your family and friends to vote for your favorite picture!

Rules & Prizes



  • All photos must be submitted by 11:59 PM CT on May 15, 2021. Voting begins on 12:00 am CT May 16 and ends at 11:59 PM CT on May 31, 202


  • Go to the Registration Page
  • Complete the WordPress Registration form. After you’re registered, you’ll be redirected back to that page.


  • Select your entry Tier(s) and “ADD TO CART.”
  • Select how many photos you wish to enter in your shopping cart. (One photo per fee)
  • You may also select different levels of entry (ie – you want to enter one or more photos in each of the levels).
  • After paying your registration fee via PayPal, you’ll be redirected to the Main Contest Page
  • Click on "Upload Photo" (the "hamburger" on a mobile device) and upload your amazing photos!


  • Encourage your friends and family to vote for your photo(s) by sharing on social media!
  • We will contact winners via email the week of June 7


  1. Photos of domestic animals and wildlife taken anywhere in the world are accepted. (Doesn't have to be a dog)
  2. Photos may contain more than one animal
  3. Photos must only contain animals or wildlife (no people)
  4. Photos must be high-resolution (300 dpi or greater) and be in landscape (horizontal) format to be considered for the calendar
  5. Photos must be full-color; no heavily filtered, edited or altered photos
  6. Photos with professional photographer watermarks will not be eligible to be included in the calendar
  7. Photos deemed offensive, indecent or obscene will be removed from the contest
  8. All photos submitted become the property of PawPADs and may be used in future promotional materials and advertising. This includes, but is not limited to: social media posting, fundraising, event advertising, product or services advertising or materials, and any other use by PawPADs.


  • Voting begins on 12:00 am CT May 16 and ends at 11:59 PM CT on May 31, 202
  • You are allowed to vote on a photo once per day, meaning once every 24 hours. For example, if you cast a vote at 3 p.m. on Monday, you have to wait until after 3 p.m. on Tuesday to vote again. Our voting software captures your IP Address to check when you voted last.


The winner in each entry Tier receives:

Tier One: Small  "paw-painted" Paw Print Painting and a $10 Starbucks Gift Card

Tier Two: Larger "paw-painted" Paw Print Painting and a $20 Target Gift Card

Tier Three: Largest "paw-painted" Paw Print Painting and a $50 Visa Gift Card