• There is no cost to enter the contest. There is a 25¢ minimum donation per vote.
  • Photos will not be returned and upon submittal become property of The Learning Forum.
  • Entries will be displayed online and finalists will be featured in The Learning Forum for public voting.
  • The contest will involve three rounds of voting helping us reach our top twelve finalists. Our top 12 finalists will be featured in our 2019 Learning Forum Pet Calendar supplement to be published on Sunday, December 16, 2018. Glossy copies of the calendar will be available. If you would like to pre-order a glossy copy, simply mail a $15 donation check with your name and phone number included to: The Learning Forum NIE, PO Box 2020, Fargo, ND 58107 with "Pet Calendar" in the subject line. Once the calendars are completed, we will notify you and you can pick up your copy at the front desk of The Learning Forum. Calendars are expected to be available for pickup around December 16, 2018. If you would like your calendar shipped to you please include an additional $5 for shipping.
  • For a complete list of photo requirements, rules and dates of contest voting rounds, please click here. The photo you submit will not be used in the calendar

How voting will work

You may vote online or by mail entry form. Votes are 25¢ minimum donation each. Proceeds will purchase newspapers for area classrooms! A portion of the proceeds will also go to the Homeward Animal Shelter.  A $5 donation = 20 votes for your pet! To vote without giving a donation please see the official rules.


To purchase a spiral-bound, glossy copy of the 2019 Pet Contest Calendar please click here and complete the order form. You may mail it to: The Forum NIE, PO Box 2020, Fargo, ND, 58107 or Fax it to: Attn NIE (701) 451-5625