- Participants must be B.C. residents. Voters are welcome from outside of B.C. and Canada.
- 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 calendar in the autumn (either September or early October).
- There are 13 full pages to win (the cover and each month)*. The top fundraiser will be awarded the cover, with the next 6 spots from each category being awarded a page* in the 2019 "Animals Helping Animals" Calendar on April 30th, 2018 at 11:59:59 pm PST.
- NEW! The top 26 from each category (52 total) will have their pet featured on a deck of Playing Cards.
- A selection of 3-4 print quality photos* of each Top 13 animal must be provided by Sunday May 13, 2018 at 11:59:59 pm PST to be included in the production of the calendar.
- 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.
- 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 BC SPCA publications, promotions, and materials, including the 2019 BC SPCA "Animals Helping Animals" Calendar.
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.
Those who donate $25 or more will receive a free calendar!
- For Top 13 winners - Photos must be high quality, taken at maximum resolution, 300 DPI, minimum file size of 4mb (megabytes) in size and in a generally accepted file format. Please note: most phone photos will not meet these standards.
For Playing Card winners – Photos should be clear, non-blurry, close-up of the animal. 300 DPI is preferred. Minimum file size of 1mb (megabytes) is required.
- 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.
- Please ensure that the photo is sharp and in focus with a clean background.
- 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.
- Photos submitted for the Top 13 and Playing Card features must follow the Five Freedoms (spca.bc.ca/fivefreedoms). 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, accessories (I.e. bows), or costumes.
- 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. However, it is preferred that the photo not feature people.