2022 Pet Photo Contest


The Steven Huhta Real Estate Team and Houses in South Bay (hereinafter “Houses in South Bay”) 2022 Pet Photo Contest begins September 1, 2021 and ends September 30, 2021 at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that he or she is 18 years old or older or the legal representative of the minor entering the contest.

Who May Enter


Carson, Compton (I know, not in South Bay, but we work there a lot), El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Los Angeles (Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, San Pedro and Wilmington), Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance, and some unincorporated areas of the County of Los Angeles including Lennox, Del Aire and the county strip.

Houses in South Bay will determine winners’ eligibility in its sole discretion.

What To Enter

Photos focusing on how your pet brings happiness into you and your family’s life. Remember this is your pet’s chance to be the star.

To be eligible, the photograph must have been shot by the entrant. This applies to all images in a composite photo. The contestant certifies that he/she is the sole creator and copyright owner of the submitted photograph.

For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must be prepared to provide a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian, to Houses in South Bay upon request. A sample model release is available here.

Similarly, entrants whose photos depict other people’s work (such as sculptures, statues, paintings, and other copyrightable works) must be prepared to provide a release from the rights holder to Houses in South Bay upon request. When photographing the work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame close-up of another person’s creation. A sample art release is available here.

If the entrant is unable to provide all required releases, Houses in South Bay in its sole discretion reserves the right to disqualify the submission, seek to secure the required releases, or permit the submission to remain in the contest.

Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.

Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content, as determined by Houses in South Bay in its sole discretion, are ineligible for all categories of this contest.


Entrants must disclose the circumstances under which an image was captured as well as any instructions given to a subject.

The welfare of your pet and its environment must be placed ahead of the desire to capture a photograph. Upon entering the contest, entrants certify that subjects were treated with respect and dignity, and that no pets, people, wildlife or the environment were harmed in creating a photograph.

How To Enter

Please submit photographs and requested information online through our website at housesinsouthbay.com/2022calendarcontest. You may submit one photo per pet up to 6 pets for a total of 6 submissions. In order to be displayed in our online gallery without being stretched or distorted, photographs must be submitted in .jpeg, .jpg format, edited for web in sRGB color space, at least 2,000 pixels wide and no larger than 20 MB. You must complete a separate form for each photo submitted.

We do not accept photographs submitted through the mail and do not accept more than one contestant per e-mail address. High-quality scans of non-digital photographs or artwork are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible.

Houses in South Bay reserves the right to disqualify incomplete entries and/or contestants who are unable to submit, upon request, a high-resolution photograph of at least 300 dpi at 2,500 pixels on the longest side or an original photo negative, print or slide. Mobile photographs are exempt from this size requirement, but must be submitted at their highest resolution upon request.

Houses in South Bay may collect a photograph’s metadata upon entry.

You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, you grant Houses in South Bay (and those authorized by Houses in South Bay) a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of the magazine and its website, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to Houses in South Bay publications. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. Houses in South Bay will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

Entry Deadline

The contest begins on September 1, 2021. All entries must be received through, housesinsouthbay.com/2022-pet-photo-submit by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time on September 30, 2021.


Photo entries will be judged based on creativity, quality, originality, your message as to how your pet makes you feel and overall impact.

Houses in South Bay will select 13 winners. One for each month of the calendar and one for the cover. The winners will be revealed online starting December 1, 2021.

Houses in South Bay will notify winners via the contact information provided at the time of entry; Houses in South Bay may disqualify anyone who fails to respond to the notification within five business days.

Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.


Winners photo will be featured in the 2022 calendar which 5000 will be printed and distributed for free, through out the community. Winners will receive 10 copies of the calendar to give out to friends and family.

Online Features

Houses in South Bay may select photos for highlight on its website or display in a publicly accessible contest archive. Such selections will be made in Houses in South Bay’s sole discretion.

Conditions Of Entry

By submitting your entry in to the photo contest you agree to be placed on our newsletter mailing list. Don’t worry we do not spam, we hate it as much as you do, besides you can unsubscribe after the contest.

All entrants hold the Sponsors and their respective regents, directors, officers, employees, emeriti, fellows, interns, research associates, and volunteers (the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against all claims of any nature arising in connection with entrant’s participation in the contest and acceptance or use of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not liable for any costs, damages, injuries, or other claims incurred as a result of entrants’ participation in the contest or winner’s acceptance and usage of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not responsible for incomplete or misdirected entries, technical or network malfunctions or failures, or causes beyond their control. Entrants are solely responsible for their entries. Entrants may not submit materials that introduce any software viruses, worms or other programs designed to damage software, hardware or telecommunications equipment or are off-topic, partisan-political, contain advertising, nudity, personal attacks or expletives, or is otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, sexually explicit, or that infringes on the rights of any third party.

The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Houses in South Bay reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. In the event of a dispute regarding the winners, Houses in South Bay reserves the right to award or not award the prizes in its sole discretion. Houses in South Bay reserves the right to disqualify any entrant whose entry or conduct appears in any way to: inhibit the enjoyment of others; tamper with the competition; violate these rules or other applicable law or regulation; infringe on the rights of third parties; or act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Decisions of Houses in South Bay are final and binding.