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2020 GRRoW Calendar Photo Contest:  Submission Guidelines

Photo Submission Guidelines for the 2020 GRRoW Calendar Contest

Photos must be your own and include a Golden Retriever, but the Golden does not have to be a GRRoW alumni or a rescue dog.  Please, no people in your photos. Dogs must be portrayed in a dignified manner, please no costumes or display of trademarked items such as sports logos. 

All photos submitted must be HORIZONTAL in orientation.

Digital Images ONLY.  We are unable to accept printed snapshots.  To ensure that your image is of appropriate quality to be used for the calendar, please follow these guidelines.

         a.  Set your camera to take photos at the highest resolution possible.

         b.  Send ORIGINAL image(s) in .jpg or .tif format. Photos must be a minimum of 300 dpi in order to be printed.  

         c.  Photos must be submitted as an attachment (not pasted into email).
              ---- Please be aware of this if you are sending via iPhone or other email software.

         d.  Photos must be named with your last name (underscore) dog's name. For example, smith_buddy_1234.tif.

         e.  Do not reduce file in order to send via email.  If you have large files ( > 15mb) or several files that would make a large zip file and choose to send them via the web, please use a file transfer service like Dropbox or WeTransfer and be sure to include the link when emailing to If you prefer to send them on a flash drive, include ORIGINAL image files.

Each individual who submits a photo(s) must complete an entry form (photo release), link included below. Only one entry form is required per individual, regardless of the number of photos submitted.  

Entries not meeting the above criteria may be disqualified.

Submission instructions

By email:  Download the entry form provided below and email the completed document, along with your photo(s) to .  You will receive confirmation of your entry within 72 hours.  Submit your entry fee, $5 per photo, via GRRoW websitehere

2020 Contest Photo Entry Form

Please submit any questions about the photo or submission guidelines to