Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital is accepting submissions for its 2014 Picture Your Pet Photo Contest. This competition is open to any current or former teaching hospital, field services or community practice clinic client.
Photo submissions will be accepted until Aug. 29 at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced in early October, and the winning photographs will be on display in the new hospital when it opens in the spring of 2015.
All entries will be critiqued by a panel of judges based on overall photo quality, creativity and sense of emotion and/or personality exhibited.
To enter, complete the online form at www.vet.uga.edu/photo-contest or download, print and complete the PDF version of the form. Printed forms may be dropped off at the hospital’s front desk or mailed-along with a non-returnable disk containing photos-to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Attn: Picture Your Pet, 501 D.W. Brooks Drive, Athens, Ga. 30602.
For entry forms submitted electronically, photos may be uploaded through the online form, mailed to UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Attn: Picture Your Pet or dropped off at the hospital’s front desk. Or, email the photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clients may submit up to three digital images for consideration. All images are required to be of high resolution using a camera that is at least 6 megapixels. Photos that do not adhere to these requirements will not be eligible. A brief narrative describing the picture and the pet’s experience at the hospital or clinic must accompany each entry.
The Picture Your Pet Photo Contest was last held in 2012 and garnered almost 250 submissions. Of those entries, 34 were selected as finalists; those photos currently hang throughout the hospital. A slideshow of the 2012 winners is available at www.vet.uga.edu/photo-contest.
The UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital treats more than 22,500 animals annually, and 24-hour emergency services are offered with no referral required. For more information, see www.vet.uga.edu/hospital. For more about the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, see www.vet.uga.edu.