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Pet Competition Terms & Conditions


  • All pets must be house trained. We reserve the right to refuse entry to any dangerous or aggressive animals (tigers, etc ūüėČ )
  • Employees of Margaret Green Animal Rescue cannot enter their pets, but animals adopted from Margaret Green may be entered by their new owners.
  • The studio portrait session is free, but you must make a donation of at least ¬£20.00 to Margaret Green Animal Rescue to qualify for your free session. This donation will be taken in cash or by credit/debit card (by Columbia Photography) at the time of booking. No portrait session can be considered booked without the donation having been paid, and this donation is non-refundable.
  • Only one free portrait session, studio viewing session and competition entry per household.
  • Columbia Photography will give¬†you a free ¬£20.00 credit towards¬†any portrait prints or digital files purchased, limited to one ¬£20.00 credit per household / portrait session. If you miss either your portrait session or studio portrait viewing, this credit is cancelled immediately and will not be reinstated.
  • Only one free¬†competition¬†entry per portrait session, and your chosen competition photograph must show only one pet.
  • If you have two or more pets you’d like photographing together, we’d be happy to do this for you. If you want to enter more than one pet into the competition, an extra donation of ¬£20 per animal will be required¬†(for Margaret Green Animal Rescue).
  • Pet owners and family members are welcome to join in the portrait session, and these photographs will be available to purchase at your viewing.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to purchase portraits at¬†your portrait viewing. Anyone wishing to view and/or purchase the portraits must be present at this studio viewing session. You may¬†view your portraits online but there is a ¬£50.00 charge to cover the time and expense of¬†preparing your private gallery. There is no obligation to purchase anything.
  • If you need to rearrange your portrait session, you must advise the studio at the earliest possible opportunity. We¬†will endeavour to offer you another time slot and/or date, but availability is limited. Your ¬£20.00 donation to Margaret Green Animal Rescue cannot be refunded under any circumstances.
  • If you fail to turn up for an¬†appointment (your portrait session or studio¬†viewing session) or arrive more than 10 minutes late, you will have to arrange¬†a new appointment for¬†an alternative time and/or date, at a charge of¬†¬£35.00.
  • You will be asked to choose which photo you would like to enter into the competition. The photo¬†must be chosen by the pet’s owner during¬†the¬†studio viewing session. If a pet owner does not choose a¬†photograph during the studio viewing, then no photograph will¬†be entered¬†into the competition. The¬†chosen competition photo must be¬†of only one pet, and have no other pets included.
  • Judging will be in March, the winning photograph will be chosen by a member of the Margaret Green Animal Rescue team, and the judges decision will be final. The lucky winner will be announced on the Columbia Photography website and Facebook Page¬†as soon as possible. The winner receives a Large Wall Portrait of their winning photograph, and a PET SHOP gift voucher worth ¬£25.00.
  • Last available date for portrait sessions is February 28th 2018, all photographs must be viewed and competition entries chosen by March 9th 2018.
  • Due to any unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances, this competition may be cancelled at any time.

This competition is intended to raise money and awareness for Margaret Green Animal Rescue, and to give pet owners the opportunity to sample our photography. Pet owners will have¬†an opportunity to purchase a wonderful set of memories, but there’s no hard sell or any obligation to buy. Above all else, it’s intended to¬†be lots of fun for the both the animals and their owners,¬†please treat the competition as fun and let’s not get too competitive ūüôā