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PawPrints Calendar


The PawPrints calendar is one of the Peoria Humane Society's annual fundraising projects!  It is compiled of beloved pet pictures submitted by proud pet owners!


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


Photos may be submitted now through August 8, 2020. (The photo deadline has been extended to August 15, 2020!)  For each photo submitted, please make a separate $10 donation.  Simply click on the CALENDAR CONTEST button below to enter and follow the 2-step process to submit your photo. You can also pre-order the 2021 Calendar on the photo contest form below.  Calendars are $7 each with $2 postage per calendar. Make sure to read the rules at the bottom of this page before entering your photo.



Would you like to help by being a calendar sponsor? With a sponsorship, you'll receive a business card size ad on one of the monthly pages. The ad can be your business card, a coupon/special offer, or simply your business name and phone number. Sponsors receive 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, has a business and is interested in sponsoring, contact Patti Schaffner at 309-682-9015 or  



**NEW**  Become a non-business sponsor of the PawPrints Calendar!

The Peoria Humane Society is offering sponsorship of the PawPrints fundraiser calendar to groups and individuals (non-business owners).  The price of sponsorship is $100, which entitles you to a business card size ad on one of the months of the year. This sponsorship can be made by an individual or group, in honor of someone, or in memory of a lost pet or loved one.  To become a sponsor,  please contact us with your choice of templates below, and we will add your name or tribute's name for placement in the calendar.


















  **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.


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 incorporate 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.