April 3, 2019

VUMC Voice 2019 Pet Photo Contest deadline is April 22

Do you share your life with a pet? Do you work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center? This contest is for you!

VUMC Voice wants to share a favorite picture of your pet.

Dogs and cats are good, but so are fish, birds, snakes and hamsters.

Have a favorite picture of your pet?

Send your picture in, and it may be selected for inclusion in “Pets of VUMC 2019,” a series of photo features to be published in the VUMC Voice over the coming months.

As a refresher, here is a link to a roundup of “Pets of VUMC 2018.”

Here are the rules for entering—please read and follow carefully so your photo can be considered for use:

Who is eligible to enter?

VUMC employees and volunteers. For purposes of the contest, any employee with a VUMC ID badge is considered eligible to enter.

What is the deadline?

Pictures must be submitted by midnight on April 22.

Where do I send entries?

Entries must be emailed to VUMCVoice@vumc.org. They must be saved in .JPG format and included as an attachment with the email. THE PICTURE NAME SHOULD INCLUDE THE FIRST AND LAST NAMES OF THE PERSON ENTERING THE PICTURE. (Example subject line: Pet contest Jane Doe – dog Molly)

What information should be included?

The body of the email should include your name, department, work address, phone number, name of pet and names of people in the photograph (if there are any). Those who want to include some information about their pets, such as breed(s), age, or the fact that she was picked up as a stray, or that he howls when a fire truck goes by, are encouraged to do so.

Is there a limit to the number of entries I can send?

Entries are limited to two photographs per person. If you have more than two pets, it’s fine to send a group shot — or promise any pet left out that he or she will be entered next year. Because of the limitations of the size of some email attachments, you may need to send your photographs in separate emails—but each person is limited to two pictures total. Also, it’s OK to send a picture of a pet you entered last year, but please don’t send the same picture.

What do I get if the picture of my pet is selected for inclusion?

You will have the bragging rights of knowing that your pet was selected by the expert pet judges at the VUMC Voice to share with the Medical Center community.

When will the selected pictures appear in the VUMC Voice?

Not all the pictures will appear at once, but selected photos will be published in groups over the coming months.