Entries needed for AAA pet photo contest

With so many digital cameras readily at hand, it's a snap to capture pets enjoying vacation activities in breathtaking settings. People are invited to take a shot on their next vacation and enter AAA's annual photo contest, where they will have an opportunity to see their pet on a cover of The AAA PetBook and the AAA.com/PetBook photo gallery.

For the fifth consecutive year, the AAA PetBook Photo Contest is sponsored by Best Western, which has more than 1,600 pet-friendly hotels worldwide. The contest is open through Nov. 30. Entries are judged on artistic qualities and ability to convey the joys of safely traveling with a pet. Candid photographs are preferred. Contest rules, entry forms and photos from the previous contest are available at aaa.com/petbook.

Winners appear on the next edition of Traveling With Your Pet: The AAA PetBook, released each May. First- and second-place photos appear on the back cover and spine of the soft cover book and opening pages of the digital versions. More than 40 finalists are pictured in a photo insert, and winners and finalists are also showcased on the AAA.com/PetBook photo gallery brag book for proud pet parents. Additional prizes include cash, pet treats, book copies and, for the first-place winner, a $150 Best Western Travel Card usable worldwide.