Pet Contest 2021

Photography (and Art) Contest: Pets are Family, Too!

Are you a teen photographer, artist, or just a teen with a pet you love?
Well, we have a contest for you! Now is the time to show off your favorite family members — your pets! Teen Ink is spending this month recognizing that pets are family, too. This contest is primarily photography-focused, but any artwork of your pets is allowed. Any and all teens wishing to share their pets are welcome to submit!

Photographs and artwork submitted may even be published in the February 2022 issue of Teen Ink magazine! Five honorable mentions and one winner will be featured in our digital magazine. The winner will also receive a $25 Amazon gift card!

Even if you do not win or place as an honorable mention, your post may be featured on our social media — so, keep an eye out!

Deadline: December 31st, 2021



  • Submissions should relate to the topic (Pets are Family, Too!)

  • Teen Ink will only consider entries by teens

  • No inappropriate content

  • There is no limit to the number of pieces you can submit!

  • Be creative; test your limits; use your fantastic skills!

  • Image quality requirements: 300 dpi or at least 1600x1600 pixels


  • Submit entries through our website. All entries submitted to Teen Ink are automatically considered for the photography/artwork contest. See our submission guidelines for more information.

  • To make sure your submissions are included in the contest, include "2021 Pet Contest" in the first part of your submission’s title (e.g., 2021 Pet Contest: Fluffy).

  • You will be published online and potentially in Teen Ink magazine!


  • You will be published and your photograph/artwork will be featured in Teen Ink magazine!

  • Winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!