Welcome to 2019 NIE Pet Calendar Contest!

Just think, your pet can be a celebrity! Enter your cat, dog, ferret, rabbit-any animal-(no humans please) in our 2019 NIE Pet Calendar Contest Fundraiser! It’s easy, and all proceeds benefit the Newspapers in Education (NIE) program which provides no-cost newspapers for literacy projects in Northwest Arkansas Schools.

Starting Friday, July 6th, we are looking for the TOP 12 pets in NWA to feature in our 20th Annual NIE Pet Calendar.

One pet out of the 12 will win Pet of the Year and will be featured in full color on the cover of the 2019 NIE Pet Calendar.  All 12 winning pets receive a professional pet portrait session and are featured in the calendar.  However, all pets that make the Top 36 will also make an appearance in the calendar.

To Enter:

  • Provide/Upload ONE clear, sharp, color photo of each entry.
  • Photos should be of Pets only! No people (or parts of people), please!
  • Photos may contain more than one pet.
  • You may enter as many different pets as you wish. Keep in mind that friends and family votes add up, so spreading those votes among multiple entries limits your chances of placing in the calendar. (Also, it is not a photo contest, so multiple pictures of the same pet will not increase your odds of making it into the calendar)
  • All photos must measure at least 4”x6” and no larger than 8”x10”. Digital photos must be at 300 dpi at 4”x6”. No Polaroid, copyrighted or professional photos are accepted.
  • All photos will become property of Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette. NO PHOTOS WILL BE RETURNED.
  • It is important that each entry include the following information: Your name, address, city, state, zip and email address, if you have one. Your day and evening phone numbers. Your pet’s photo indicating your pet’s name on the back of photo.
  • There is an entry fee of $5.00 per photo submitted. Checks & credit cards (Master Card, Visa, American Express, and Discover) are accepted. You must include the card owner’s full name, card number, and expiration date with the entry.  We also accept Paypal!
  • Exotic pet owners are especially encouraged to enter. All pets are eligible.



ENTRY Deadline Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Enter at www.nwadg.com/pets

VOTING starts on Monday, July 23, 2018.

All entries will be featured online and in the newspaper September through October.
*Pets owned by employees of Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette and their families are not eligible to compete.

NEW THIS YEAR! The Rainbow Bridge

If you have a pet that has passed away, you might like to honor him or her with a special “Rainbow Bridge” dedication in the calendar that will appear in a square that measures 3 ¼” x 2 ½” For a donation of $125 you may submit a photo and a short write up in your own words about your beloved pet. Deadline is Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Enter Online: www.nwadg.com/pets
Enter by Mail: Send photo, $5.00 entry fee & required information to:
NIE Pet Calendar Contest
PO Box 1187
Fayetteville, AR 72702
Enter in Person: Drop off photo, entry fee & required information to one of our NEWSPAPER office locations below:

Springdale Morning News – 2560 N. Lowell Rd, Springdale
Northwest Arkansas Times – 212 N. East Ave., Fayetteville
The Weekly Vista – 13026 N Highway 71, Bentonville (Next door to Hook Line & Sinker)

For more information call
(479) 684-5523 or
send us a message

This contest is officially sponsored by Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette