May is National Pet Month and to celebrate, Asheville Humane Society is hosting our first online photo contest for the pets (and pet lovers!) of Western North Carolina! Starting May 1st, you can submit your favorite photo of your pet along with their story, and ask your friends and family to vote! The pet who has the most votes by June 1st will win the title “WNC’s Pet of the Year” and all contestants are eligible to win PAWsome prizes!

This is a fun opportunity to show off your own adorable pet while supporting the care of animals who are still waiting for their forever homes. Voting is open to the general public with $1 equaling 1 vote!

Sign Up HERE: https://www.gogophotocontest.com/ashevillehumane

Prizes will be based on the fundraising total once voting has ended. Winners will be notified via email on June 2nd. If your pet is one of the top three winners, they must be available to pose for a photo session with one of our volunteer photographers.*

Grand Prize:  Winner of the title “WNC’s Pet of the Year”

  • Pet featured in Prestige Subaru ad campaign (across multiple outlets)
  • Private photo session with one of our professional photographers, including link to gallery of photos with free digital downloads
  • $100 gift certificate to Patton Avenue Pet Company
  • Pet’s photo featured on the cover of one monthly issue of Critter Magazine
  • Featured on Asheville Humane Society’s social media pages
  • Featured as the reigning winner in advertising for our next photo contest
  • 8x8 tile with pet’s photo (of your choice) and name permanently mounted on a wall at Asheville Humane Society’s Adoption Center ($500 value)
  • Two VIP tickets to Asheville Humane Society’s Charity Gala, Taste of Compassion on October 13, 2018 ($250 value)
  • Highlighted in all post-contest media coverage

1st Runner Up:

  • Private photo session with one of our professional photographers, including link to gallery of photos with free digital downloads
  • $50 gift certificate to Patton Avenue Pet Company
  • 8x8 tile with pet’s photo (of your choice) and name permanently mounted on a wall at Asheville Humane Society’s Adoption Center ($500 value)
  • Two tickets to Asheville Humane Society’s Charity Gala, Taste of Compassion on October 13, 2018 ($150 value)
  • Featured on Asheville Humane Society’s social media pages

2nd Runner Up:

  • Private photo session with one of our professional photographers, including link to gallery of photos with free digital downloads
  • $25 gift certificate to Patton Avenue Pet Company
  • 8x8 tile with pet’s photo (of your choice) and name permanently mounted on a wall at Asheville Humane Society’s Adoption Center ($500 value)
  • Featured on Asheville Humane Society’s social media pages

Judge's Choice (Two winners will be hand-selected):

  • Gift basket from Devoted Human
  • 8x8 tile with pet's photo (of your choice) and name permanently mounted on a wall at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption Center ($500 value)
  • Featured on Asheville Humane Society's social media pages

 

*A special thanks to our volunteer photographers for donating photo sessions and digital photos to the top three winners:

Caren Harris Photography

FOTOBYCOCO Photography by Courtney Hall

Pamela Yvonne Photography