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PawPrints Calendar


The PawPrints calendar is published by the Peoria Humane Society every year.  It is compiled from pictures of household pets that are submitted to our annual photo contest by proud pet owners.


There are 12 winners which are featured with a large photo on each month in the calendar. The 12 winners also receive a complimentary calendar and have their pictures published on our website and the PHS facebook page. There are also second and third place photos that will be represented with a smaller picture on each month, as well as runner-up photos throughout the calendar.  Every photo submitted to PHS will be placed somewhere in the calendar.*  


Each photo submitted is accompanied by a $10 donation. The images are collected July 1st - August 1st 2018.  You can participate in the contest by entering on this page starting on July 1st 2018. Simply click on the CALENDAR CONTEST button below to enter. Make sure to read the rules at the bottom of this page before entering your photo.


We are also looking for calendar sponsors. With a sponsorship, you receive a business card size ad on one of the months of the year. The ad can be anything from a coupon/special offer or simply your business name and phone number. Sponsors will also get special mention in the Peoria Humane Society newsletter, on our website, and on social media. The price of a sponsorship is $100. If you, or someone you know, runs a business and is interested in sponsoring, contact Brittany Barnes at 309-682-9015 or



Tips on getting the best photo possible of your pet:

Good lighting and lots of color make for the best calendar pictures.

Don't forget to incorperate holiday themes, judges like to match up the photo with the month it will be featured in.

Close up shots, we want to see their adorable faces!

Don't limit yourself to dogs, we love to see all animals: cats, horses, birds, lizards, hamsters, even fish!


Past Winners:

See the 2018 winning photos here.

See the 2017 winning photos here.

See the 2016 winning photos here.

See the 2015 winning photos here.


**Photo Contest Rules:

- Photos must contain only animals, and each picture must include your own pet(s).

- You may enter as many times as you like. Each photo will be accompanied by a $10 entry fee.

- All submissions become the property of the Peoria Humane Society and may be used in our publications and fundraising efforts.         Professional photographs must include written permission from the photographer.

- If a photo is deemed "inappropriate" by the Peoria Humane Society, it will not be placed in the calendar. This also includes photos of poor  quality that may not print properly.