Terms & Conditions

  1. Emancipet Photo Contest (“the Contest”) is open to all residents of the United States ages 18 or older, except where prohibited by law.
  2. By entering the Contest you accept these Terms and Conditions. We may cancel or amend the Contest, or these Terms and Conditions without prior notice. These Terms and Conditions were last updated in February 2024.


  1. The Contest opens at 8 am CT March 4, 2024. The closing time and date for receipt of entries is April 3, 2024 at 11:55 pm CT. The closing time for votes is April 3, 2024 at 11:59 pm CT.
  2. To enter the Contest, you must upload and submit your photograph entry in an accepted format, pay the entry fee of $1 USD, and provide the requested contact information. You are free to submit as many individual entries as you wish. You may only win once, even if you have the two highest numbers of votes (i.e., if you have an entry with 100 votes and an entry with 101 votes, and those entries have the highest number of votes in the contest, you will be the Winner only. The entry with the next highest number of votes that is not an entry of yours, will be the Runner-Up.)
  3. Your entry must be entirely original to you, feature only your voice and not include the voice or other sounds made by other people. By entering the Contest you warrant that you are the copyright owner of your entries which is an original work and does not infringe the intellectual property rights, privacy, or any other rights of another person.
  4. We can refuse to accept an entry for any reason, including:
    (a) defamatory or malicious content;
    (b) content which someone else owns the copyright or other intellectual property rights to, such as music, singing, trademarks, logos, etc.;
    (c) breach of these Terms and Conditions.
  5. By entering the Contest, you grant us a worldwide, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable and transferable license to use your entry for any charitable purpose. This includes the right to edit your entry.


Public Vote / Overall engagement

  1. The public is invited to vote for their favorite entries (“the Public Vote”). Each person may vote every time they make a donation (the number of each vote will vary depending on the amount of the donation, but are roughly equivalent to $1 per vote). Each person may vote once every day without making a donation.
  2. We reserve the right to not accept votes if we suspect they were fraudulently cast. We reserve the right to disqualify any winner who engages in activity which could unfairly manipulate the outcome of the Public Vote.
  3. In the event that a Contest features multiple categories, the person whose entry receives the highest number of public votes in each Contest category will be the Contest winners (“Winners”). In the event of an equal number of votes in a category, we will determine which of the tied entrants should be the Winner.
  4. We will take all reasonable steps to contact the Winners using the details provided by them when they entered the competition but in the event of any failure to do so or a Winner’s failure to respond within 48 hours, we reserve the right to select an alternative winner (the entrant with the next highest number of votes). We will publicly announce the names of the Winners.



  1. The Winner and Runner-Up will receive a prize pack with pet-related items and will have their pet featured in a future apparel design available in Emancipet's online retail store. 
  2. You acknowledge that the prize is non-transferable and is not redeemable for or any other value or consideration.

Data Protection and Publicity

  1. We may use all Winner’s names and entries for any charitable purpose, including promotion of the Contest, and for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice and without any fee being paid.


  1. We are not responsible for any damage, loss, or injury suffered by you entering the Contest or accepting the Prize. We are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to your or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in the Contest.
  2. We do not promise that the services relating to the Contest will be free from errors or omissions nor that they will be available uninterrupted and in a fully operating condition. These services may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons reasonably beyond our control. We will not be liable in the event that all or any part of the service relating to the Contest is discontinued, modified or changed in any way.

Standard Terms

  1. In the event that you do not, or are unable to, comply with and meet these Terms and Conditions we may disqualify you. In these circumstances, any prize you win may be forfeited.
  2. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. These Terms and Conditions shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Texas, and any claims brought pursuant to these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of Travis County, Texas.
  3. We may be contacted via email at philanthropy@emancipet.org