Rescue Tails Photo Contest

Posted on September 12, 2012

Remember the day you saved a life? If you are like the folks here at ALDF, you have rescued a nonhuman animal or two (or three, or five) in your day, and you know how important adopters, shelters, rescues, and sanctuaries are to saving animals’ lives. Have you adopted a marvelous mutt, a fabulous feline, or a radical rabbit? Tell the world about it!

See the winner of our 2012 Rescue Tails Photo Contest!

Get out those Santa hats! Submit a holiday-themed glamour shot of your rescued animal to ALDF’s Rescue Tails Photo Contest! If you win, your photo will be featured on our 2012 holiday card (online and snail mail versions!) and proudly touted on our website and social networks.

Send us your best photo, along with a short description, of the rescued animal that changed your life because you rescued him or her. Voting on our finalists will start on October 17, and our winner will be announced November 1.

Can’t wait for the official voting period to start? You can watch the submissions as they come in on ALDF’s Pinterest board!

New photos will be posted on an ongoing basis during the contest, so you can watch the action as it happens!

And check out these three blogs of ALDF’s own Rescue Tails:

To enter, submit a high-resolution photo of your rescued animal between September 12 and October 5, 2012. Email photos to or send them in by mail. All entries must include:

  • A photo of your rescued animal. (Digital photos must be a minimum of 200 dpi. Print photos will not be returned.)
  • Your rescued animal’s story in 100 words or less.
  • Your name, email address, and phone number so we can contact you if your photo is selected as a finalist.

Enter now!

Contest Rules

To Enter
To enter, submit a photo of your rescued animal during the Contest Period, between September 12 and October 5, 2012. Photos may be mailed to: Photo Contest, Animal Legal Defense Fund, 525 East Cotati Ave, Cotati, CA 94931, or they may be submitted via email to

The deadline for entry is October 5, 2012. Hard copy photos will not be returned to you. Finalists will be notified before the online voting period begins on October 17, 2012. The winner will be announced on November 1, 2012.

Along with your photo submission, tell us briefly about your rescued animals’ story in 100 words or less.

You must also provide us with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Contact email address and/or contact phone number

Failure to provide this information will disqualify your entry.

To qualify for entry, you must have taken the rescued animal photo that you submit. You are responsible for ensuring that you have the legal right to submit the photo(s) that you submit. By entering this Contest, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Animal Legal Defense Fund and its directors, officers and employees, from all third party claims for copyright infringement, or any other injury, loss, claim, action or demand arising from your submission of the photo(s) in connection with this Contest.

You must be 18 years or older to be eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law. Employees and independent contractors of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and their immediate family members may not enter.

Your Rights
You retain all rights to your image(s). Hard copy photos mailed to ALDF will not be returned to you. If your photo is selected to appear on ALDF’s holiday card, you grant Animal Legal Defense Fund a nonexclusive right in perpetuity to publish the image on our holiday card, website and for other future purposes; proper credit to you will be provided for any such use. It is understood that ALDF will make no monetary payment for such use. You also grant ALDF the right to use your name, caption and other identifying information, unless you notify ALDF in writing that you do not wish to have such information published with the photo(s).

11 thoughts on “Rescue Tails Photo Contest

  1. Abbi Rameau says:

    is there an entry fee for this contest?

  2. Ian says:

    Nope, it’s free!

  3. Melissa says:

    I just emailed in my entry however I didnt rewrite my email address in with my note but its the email address i used. Am I disqualified? :-(
    P.S. Its a picture of a face of a rat terrier

  4. Ian says:

    Hi Melissa! Don’t worry, we will update your information for your submission. Thanks for sending us the photo!

  5. Can we enter more than one photo?

  6. Ian says:

    Sure, just remember to include all the necessary information (story, etc..) for each entry!

  7. Carlisle Overbey says:

    Are all of the pictures going to be included in the contest? Or are you editing them as you go? I sent one in a while ago, but haven’t seen it up on the pinterest board.

  8. beverly leifer says:

    I’ve been notified that my cat Taylor has been selected as one of the 5 finalists. Where can I see the photos of the finalists? Also, how do we vote – on your website? do we need to register to vote? Thanks!

  9. Ian says:

    We are announcing the finalists tomorrow. Hang tight!

  10. beverly leifer says:

    thanks ian. just really excited that taylor was selected as a finalist! my family and friends are anxiously waiting!

  11. Chelsea says:

    We missed it this year- when is the next one coming up? We will definitely participate!

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