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Photography Contest – Deadline Extended!

Deadline extended to May 10th, 2018!

For this year’s photography contest, we’re doing something a little different. We will be helping a very special non-profit organization.

TheraPony Horse Rescue and Sanctuary is located in Ramona, California, and is currently home to about 30 horses. Most of the horses have medical and emotional problems that require various therapeutic interventions, and most can never be ridden again. Every year, they must raise thousands of dollars to provide care, and donate countless hours of service to these beautiful animals.

Last April, they participated the ASPCA Help a Horse Day, and provided 30 free gelding operations to owners in need. In April of 2018, TheraPony will again participate, and is excited to announce 30 Good Deeds for Needy Steeds, a campaign to provide needed services to horse owners who need a little help.

To do our part, we are sponsoring the photography contest in conjunction with TheraPony as part of the ASPCA Help a Horse Day 2018.

Winning entries in each category will be printed on canvas and sold at auction during TheraPony’s 2018 Purple Horseshoe Ball in honor of Help a Horse Day. They will also be printed on postcards and sold to raise money throughout the year. All proceeds will benefit TheraPony to help them continue their important work.

View entries at:
Lend a Helping Hoof or Paw Contest Album


Three categories, and three age groups per category. Enter the appropriate category for you and your image. All minors must have parent/guardian’s permission and signature on the entry form.


Under 18 ~ 19 & up


Under 18 ~ 19 & up


  • One  prize will be awarded for the overall winner – a large print of the winning image and  & $25 Amazon gift card. ALSO if it meets the requirements for cover images (vertical and high resolution), will be featured on the cover of the Summer issue. The winner will also receive a one-year subscription to Learning Tangent.
  • First, second and third place winners in each category will receive something too:
    1st: 1 pound of See’s Candy
    2nd: 2 Movie Tickets
    3rd: $10 Coldstone gift card

All judges decisions are final, and no cash payment will be offered in lieu of a prize.

View entries at:
Lend a Helping Hoof or Paw Contest Album

Enter as many images as you like, but they must all meet the following conditions:

  1. Images should not be altered, and should ideally be “straight from the camera.” Black and white or color images are acceptable, but keep adjustments to a minimum. Minimal cropping and adjustments to contrast/color are fine. If your image is terrific, but we can’t print it at an acceptable quality because the resolution is too low, we will have to choose another image as the winner.
  2. You guarantee that you hold the rights to the image, and that no one else took the photo.
  3. You agree to grant both TheraPony and Learning Tangent Homeschool Magazine permission to use any images submitted for the contest in any media for advertising, commercial, or editorial purposes.
  4. The contest is open to  all legal residents of the United States.
  5. All judge’s decisions are final.
  6. Contestants under the age of 18 must have a parent’s written consent (see the entry form).
  7. All entries must be received by midnight Pacific Standard Time on May 10th, 2018. The finalists will be announced in the Summer 2018 issue, and winners unveiled at the Purple Horshoe Ball.
  8. The winners will be contacted via email, and must respond within 30 days in order to claim their respective prize.
  9. Prize changes/substitutions are at the sole discretion of TheraPony and Learning Tangent Homeschool Magazine. Learning Tangent Homeschool Magazine reserves the right to add or remove prizes, depending upon the number of entries. There are no cash substitutions.

How to enter:

Download and print the form –> HelpingHoofEntryForm or fill out the online form, then email your photos to [email protected].

Email the form, images and stories to [email protected] before midnight Pacific standard time on May 10th, 2018.

Sponsorships available – contact TheraPony at [email protected].

Send photos to [email protected]. Do not send low-resolution images! They need to have enough data to have them enlarged for canvas.

View entries at:
Lend a Helping Hoof or Paw Contest Album