Frequently Asked Questions

Can I enter more than one dog in the contest, or one photo showing multiple dogs?

You are free to enter as many dogs as you would like. Your photo may contain one dog or multiple dogs.

Can I enter a photo showing a human being along with my dog(s)? Can the person be a child?

Yes, you are welcome to enter a photo that shows a person with your dog. Pictures that include children are also acceptable. Please be aware, however, that the image will be viewable on a publicly accessible website as part of this photo contest. You will also be required to sign a release, and to obtain signed releases from all human subjects in the photograph.

Can I enter a deceased dog in the contest?

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dog and hope that your grief will soon be replaced by happy memories. Entering a deceased dog is absolutely fine, and in fact we encourage you to enter him or her into the contest. It would be a wonderful tribute.

Do I have to be the guardian of the dog whose photo I want to enter?

You do not have to be the guardian of the dog whose photo you want to enter; however, you must be the owner of the submitted image, and you may be required to obtain a signed release for the dog(s) shown in your photo and be authorized by the owner to do so.

Can I enter the contest through the mail, or by emailing you a photograph?

We’re very sorry, but the only way to enter the photo contest is through the process at https://ilovemydogsomuch.com/share-dog/. If you do not have any digital images of your dog you can use a scan of a printed photo (saved as a “jpeg”) to upload when entering the contest.

The reason for this is that I Love My Dog So Much does not have the staffing available to scan images and upload them to the website or enter emailed images into the Contest. If you have a printed photograph and do not have a scanner or computer, we hope you will be able to find a friend or neighbor who can help you enter the contest.

When is the last chance to enter the contest to be eligible to win?

Each year we run one contest every month – so you have lots of chances to enter! Every contest closes on the last day of the month, if you enter after this you will automatically be entered into the following month contest.

How old do I have to be to enter/participate in the contest?

The I Love My Dog So Much Dog Photo Contest is open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States who have reached the age of majority in the state of his/her residence as of start date of Promotion.

Can I enter even though I do not live in the United States?

We’re sorry but currently the I Love My Dog So Much Dog Photo Contest is open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States who have reached the age of majority in the state of his/her residence as of start date of Promotion.

I can’t find my entry

To see if your entry uploaded to the contest website, visit the vote and submission gallery or your dog’s breed page. If you do not find you photo, you may need to submit your photo again from the contest entry page. You should also receive an email confirming your entry.

What is my email address used for?

We communicate winner and participate prizes via email. Contest participants can opt-in, separately, to receive dog tips, action alerts, and special offers via email from I Love My Dog So Much. If they choose to do so, they will be able to quickly and easily “opt out” of future such communications by following the instructions on any electronic communication we send.

I discovered a typo in my written description. Can I edit it?

Sorry. Once you enter your photo, you may not edit your entry.

Can I upload a different photo?

You may not edit or replace a photo you’ve just entered, but you may enter more than one photo.

Can I delete my entry?

You may not delete your entry after you have entered the contest. You may upload another if you wish. If you must delete your photo, contact us at info@ilovemydogsomuch.com with details.

How can someone find my dog on the I Love My Dog So Much Dog Photo Contest website?

From the home page of the contest site, click the VOTE or SUBMISSION GALLERY button. You may then click through the various entries that month.

How can I vote for a dog?

Visit the photo gallery page and click the “heart” icon. Forward your dog’s photo page to your friends and family, and then ask them to vote for your dog!

Do I have to pay to enter the contest?

No, you do not have to pay to enter the contest.

Can I vote for more than one dog? How many times can I vote?

You can vote for as many dogs as you’d like!

How do I win the contest?

Your dog will be instantly added to our submission gallery. Visitors to our website can vote and the photo with the most votes at the end of the month is the winner. Share your dog’s photo page to your friends and family, and then ask them to vote for your dog!

When does the voting end?

Voting ends the last day of each month at 11:59:59. All entries and votes must be submitted and confirmed by 11:59.59 pm ET, or you must enter the next contest.

How will I know who won? When will I know who won?

All winners and participants will be notified about 1-5 days after the contest ends.

What do I win if my photo receives the most votes? Do I win a prize if my photo receives the most votes?

Photos that receive the most online votes win a prize, determined by our partnering sponsor that month – typically we include information on this within the email received upon entry. Non-winners will also receive a promotional prize of lesser value as well.

Having technical problems entering the contest. I have a question that is not answered here or in the contest rules Can someone help me?

If you have read our Frequently Asked Questions and still have questions or are experiencing technical difficulties entering the contest, please contact us at info@ilovemydogsomuch.com. When contacting us, please be specific about the technical problems you are having.