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Rules

Contest Rules
  1. Donations made in support of an animal are valued at one vote for every $1.00 donated. Those who donate $25 or more will receive a free calendar in October.
  2. The thirteen (13) animals (12 months and one cover) with the most votes on April 30th, 2016 at 11:59 pm PST will win the chance to be featured in the 2017 BC SPCA Calendar.
  3. For those who do not secure one of the Top 13 spots, the first 30 people to raise $250 will win a spot in the Sidekicks page in the 2017 Calendar.
  4. A selection of 3-4 print quality photos of each winning animal must be provided by Sunday May 15, 2016 at 11:59 pm PST to be included in the production of the calendar.
  5. If appropriate print quality photos are not provided by the deadline the BC SPCA will offer the spot in the calendar to the next runner up.
  6. By agreeing to the waiver, you will also acknowledge and give permission to the BC SPCA to use the name, story and photo of the animal entered in future various publications and materials, including the 2017 BC SPCA Calendar.
  7. The BC SPCA reserves the right to disqualify an entry based on objectionable content or depiction of the animal or persons in a photo. The registration fee will be not be refunded. Donations collected will be refunded if requested by the donor.
  8. Please see Image Requirements section for photo details.

Image Requirements
  1. Photos must be high quality, taken at maximum resolution, 300 DPI, minimum file size of 4mb (megabytes) and in a generally accepted file format. Please note: most phone photos will not meet these standards.
  2. Photos submitted for the calendar must include at least one animal, who should be present in no less than 2/3 of the frame. Landscape format is preferred.
  3. Please ensure that the photo is sharp and in focus with a clean background.
  4. Pets who are shown outside:

    • Dogs in photographs taken outdoors must be shown wearing a collar and ID tag.
    • Cats in photographs taken outdoors must be shown in a safe environment (preferably in an enclosure/ catio or with a harness on) wearing an ID tag.
    • Domestic birds, however, must only be shown indoors.

    Note: The BC SPCA is opposed to practices that prevent animals from expressing natural animal behaviours. Photos should not feature animals performing unnatural activities including wearing clothing or costumes.
  5. If the photo contains an individual, you must be able to confirm and provide written authorization from that person for the BC SPCA to use the photo. It is preferred that the photo not feature individuals.
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