Photos must be of purebred rat terriers or close mixes. They don’t have to be rescue dogs, but let us know if they are! Submissions must include one or more rat terriers – no humans may be in the photograph.
Photos must be digital and horizontally oriented (wider than tall).
Photos should be in .jpg or .tif format and have a resolution of 300 ppi (pixels per inch) or dpi (dots per inch) at 11″ x 8.5″. If you are not sure if your photo meets this criteria, try printing it out at that size. It should print crisp and clear with good details, and should not look blurry, jagged or pixelated.
Please do not add text to photos.
Commercially reproduced photos and photos by professionals will not be accepted.
Entry Formand Entry Fees
Submit your contest entries with our on-line form HERE.The entry fee is $2.00 per submission, or $5.00 for three photo submissions, $10.00 for six photo submissions, etc.
Picture Taking Suggestions
Set your digital camera to the highest quality setting.
If using a smart phone, hold your phone horizontally when taking your photos and save as original or “actual” size.
Avoid distracting, unattractive backgrounds (e.g., unmade bed, trash cans, etc.!). Outdoor pictures with natural lighting reproduce the best. If taken indoors, photograph the dog in a brightly-lit room with a light-colored background.
Use the red-eye function on your flash if applicable.
Don’t submit blurry pictures – we won’t be able to consider them.
Capture the rattie spirit! Take pictures of your rat terrier doing what they love most – running, jumping, hunting, sleeping in the sun, etc.
Judging and Prizes
Photos will be judged by the New Rattitude Rat Terrier Rescue Calendar Committee panel of judges.
Winners will be announced on October 15, 2020.
Winning entries will each be individually featured as a full page photo or in the themed collage page in New Rattitude’s 2021 calendar, and those contestants will also receive a free calendar! The top three prize-winning photos will also win an assortment of prizes!
Grand Prize: Wisdom Panel 3.0 Dog DNA Test, 8×10 easel back canvas print of your winning photo, and a 2021 calendar. Second Prize: Handpainted Rat Terrier outdoor garden sign, handmade cotton-lined Rat Terrier face mask, and a 2021 calendar. Third Prize: Sterling Silver Rat Terrier necklace, handmade cotton-lined Rat Terrier face mask, New Rattitude visor cap, all-weather custom Rat Terrier decal, and a 2021 calendar.