Annual Photo Contest


Photo Contest Description

Would you like to have a little fun and earn $250-$500 for your favorite charity too? Email us your favorite photo(s) of your Service Animal(s) working and/or demonstrating your special human/animal bond. We accept photo submissions in June and winners are announced in July. We know these animals mean so much to you... please share and 'show us' your relationship with a photo!

First place will win a $500 donation, second and third places will each win $250 donations, to be presented in your name to an IRS-approved charity of your choice.

Photos can be emailed to servicedog@ACVO.org the month of June in either a .jpg or .tif format. Our top pics will then be posted for our FB audience to vote in July, the photo with the most ‘likes’ by a set date will win.

This competition is open to all handlers of animals who qualify for the program. Please provide the following in your email:

Service Animal’s name, your name/contact information, type of service animal work performed and fun ‘caption’ or description of the photo. If you have a story to share, please do. The email also needs to include your permission for us to use it relating to this campaign in the future. Please help us spread the word about this wonderful program!


2017 Photo Contest Winners

Enter our annual photo contest and win $$$ for your favorite charity!

1st Place - Paris & Austin: Seizure Altert & Mobility Assistance Service Animal

Paris is a multipurpose service dog and her primary tasks include seizure alert and mobility assistance for her partner, Austin. Austin is 10 years old and lives with rare brain malformations that leave him with a seizure disorder and a severe speech delay. This photo was taken during one of Austin's recent hospital stays where his seizures were not being controlled despite all of his medications and supplements. Even though Austin's verbal language is limited - this photo proves that love is truly its own language: Paris knew exactly what he needed from her.

$500 Award to Chosen Charity:
4 Paws for Ability
Xenia, OH 45385


2nd Place - Soleil & Maire: Search & Rescue: Cadaver Recovery

Soleil, training with h handler Marie, is a Search and Rescue dog in cadaver recover training. Cadaver Recovery dogs are trained to locate and indicate the presence of the odor of cadavers, they help bring closure to families.

$250 Award to Chosen Charity:
Midwest K9 Emergency Response Team
Lee, IL 60530

 

3rd Place winners - Syka: Search & Rescue: Air Scent

Syka is with Resources in Search and Rescue which is an all-volunteer, nonprofit K-9 assisted search team whose mission is to help locate lost and missing people and assist in the location of deceased individuals. Syka is nicknamed the pocket rocket. At just 48 pounds she is the smallest, fastest GSD they have ever seen with a strong desire and focus for work.

$250 Award to Chosen Charity:
Resources in Search and Rescue Inc.
Monroe, CT 06468