Athens, Ga. – The call is out for all photogenic felines and camera-friendly canines—and equines, bovines and all other animals—as the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital announces the return of its Picture Your Pet Photo Contest.
High-resolution images are being accepted through Aug. 31. The competition is open to any current or former client of the teaching hospital or Community Practice Clinic, both of which are based in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine.
To enter, clients may drop off or mail a non-returnable disk to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital or may submit photos online at www.vet.uga.edu/GO/photo-contest. Mail disks to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Attn: Picture Your Pet, 501 D.W. Brooks Drive, Athens, Ga. 30602.
Photos must be high-resolution images of at least 300 dots-per-inch taken with a six megapixel or higher camera. Photos taken by cellphone cameras may not have the resolution needed to produce a high-quality photograph, and therefore may be unacceptable. A brief narrative of between 50 and 200 words describing the picture and/or pet’s experience at the teaching hospital or clinic must accompany each entry.
A panel of judges will critique photographs, and winning pictures will be displayed in the teaching hospital and clinic.
UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital
The UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital provides exceptional and compassionate healthcare in a dynamic environment for learning and discovery to further enhance animal and human health. The hospital offers more than 20 specialty services and is served by more 300 faculty and staff, including interns and residents. For more information, see http://www.vet.uga.edu/hospital.
The current UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital, built in 1979, serves more than 18,000 patients per year in one of the smallest teaching hospitals in the U.S. The college is working to raise $25 million toward building a new veterinary medical learning center, which will include a new teaching hospital as well as classrooms and laboratories that will allow for the education of more veterinarians. For more information, see http://www.vet.uga.edu/vmlc/.