Banfield Birthday Pet Photo Contest

Official Rules


Eligibility: Only legal U.S. residents 18 years of age or older with a valid email address located in the U.S. at the time of entry are eligible to enter the "Banfield Birthday Pet Photo Contest" ("Contest"). Void where prohibited by law. Contest begins on January 1, 2020 and can be canceled at any time. Employees of Medical Management International, Inc., dba Banfield Pet Hospital ("Sponsor"), its affiliated companies, subsidiaries, veterinarians, suppliers, vendors, representatives, distributors, advertising agencies, promotional suppliers, and the respective parent companies, agents, officers, directors, and the members of the immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such individuals, of each of the foregoing ("Sponsor Affiliates"), are not eligible to enter the Contest.

How to Enter: The Contest is open to all registered users of with a valid user name and password. If you are not currently a registered user, you must complete the required profile and registration by clicking on the "Sign Up" link located at, or the Contest website.

Registered users can complete and submit an electronic entry form, which is available free of charge at, and upload a photo as described below and on the Contest website (the completed entry form, together with a photo image, an "Entry"). Entries must be received by the last Monday of each month the Contest runs. Only one Entry per person, per month. Each month constitutes a separate photo contest within the Contest, and Entries will not carry over from month to month. Sponsor is not responsible for Entries not received due to lost, failed, delayed or interrupted connection or miscommunications, or other electronic malfunctions. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate Entry information, whether caused by persons entering such information at the Contest website or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of Contest Entries. All submissions become property of Sponsor.

In order to complete an Entry, you must upload a photo image via the photo uploader on the Contest website, and all photo images submitted as Entries for the Contest must contain the tag "Birthday Photo". Entries without the tag "Birthday Photo" will not be considered for the Contest.

Entries must be submitted by the original photographer. Do not submit a photo taken by someone other than you. By submitting an Entry you represent and warrant that you are the sole owner of the copyright of any Entry submitted, that all "moral rights" in the Entry have been waived, and that the Entry does not violate any intellectual property, publicity or moral rights of any third party. Any Entry you post may not contain nudity, violence, offensive subject matter or material copyrighted by a third party. Each Entry is bound by the terms of these Official Rules, Sponsor's Terms of Use (located at and Sponsor's Privacy Policy (located at

Prizes: The prize for each monthly Contest is a photo mug, with an approximate retail value of $15. No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent of prizes is allowed by any winner. Sponsor, at its sole discretion, may substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Sponsor does not warrant or represent that any prize is fit for any particular purpose or use. Any warranty, express or implied, for any prize is hereby excluded and disclaimed, including implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Judging and Notification: Judging will be done by visitors to the Contest website, each of whom may vote for one photo per day during the Contest. Voters are required to be registered users of On or about the last business day of each calendar month, Sponsor will count the votes and declare a winner. All results are final and may not be appealed. Winners will be notified by email to the email address provided on the completed Entry. If a potential winner cannot be reached at the email address provided and does not respond to the Sponsor at (or such other email address as may be provided by Sponsor) within five (5) days from Sponsor's first attempt to contact him/her, or if he/she is found to be ineligible, or if he/she cannot or does not otherwise comply with these Official Rules, an alternate winner may be selected by the Sponsor.

License: To the extent permitted by law, by submitting an Entry you grant to Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, transmit and display the Entry and to incorporate the Entry into any other works in any form, media or technology now known or developed in the future, and Sponsor may use or disclose the Entry for any purpose, including without limitation developing, manufacturing and marketing goods and/or services. Sponsor has the right but is not obligated to use any Entry, or to produce, distribute, or exploit any Entry.

General Conditions: All Federal, state and local laws and regulations are applicable. All taxes (including, but not limited to, income taxes) are the sole responsibility of winners. Prize winners may be required to execute (and have notarized) an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and a Publicity Release ("Affidavit/Release") which must be returned to and received by Sponsor within ten (10) days from winner's receipt of the Affidavit/Release. Any failure to comply with the foregoing will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be chosen. Return of the prize, the prize notification, or the Affidavit/Release as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Each winner's Entry into the Contest and/or acceptance of a prize(s) constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its affiliates to use the winner's name, address (city and state) and/or likeness for advertising and trade purposes without further compensation, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known and hereafter devised, including without limitation on-line, unless prohibited by law. All entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest and any person who does not comply with these Official Rules, will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. THE OREGON COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE CONTEST AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF OREGON SHALL GOVERN THE CONTEST. EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THOSE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS.

If, for reasons beyond the Sponsor's control, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, such as tampering or bugs or infection by computer virus, Sponsor at its sole discretion, reserves the right to suspend, cancel or modify the Contest, without liability. Sponsor is not responsible for its own or any entrant's computer system, hardware, software or program malfunction or other errors, failures, delayed computer or email transmissions or network connections that are either human or technical in nature. This Contest is void where prohibited, restricted, or taxed by law.

Waivers and Disclaimers: All Contest entrants agree that neither Sponsor nor Sponsor Affiliates shall be liable for, and hereby waive, all claims for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from acceptance or use, including misuse, of the prize(s), or any entrant's participation in Contest, or any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, transmission line, computer system or network, computer equipment, hardware, software, or any combination thereof, or any entries that are late (including delayed data transmissions), tampered with, garbled, incomplete, misdirected, lost, mutilated, delayed, corrupted, mechanically duplicated, illegible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official. All Contest entrants also agree that neither Sponsor nor Sponsor Affiliates shall be liable for, and hereby waive, all claims for damage to a user's computer system in any way due to an entrant's participation in the Contest or downloading any information in connection with the Contest, including without limitation any server failure, lost, delayed or corrupted data or other malfunction. The Sponsor reserves the right to modify or cancel the Contest in the event that in the Sponsor's sole judgment it becomes technically corrupted.

Rules/Winner List: For a winners list, please email For an additional copy of these Official Rules or a list of the winners, send a stamped, self-address envelope, specifying your request to Banfield Pet Hospital, 18101 SE 6th Way, Vancouver, WA  98683.