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Who can I contact for help?
Answer: Email us at or call us at 778-786-2632. We're here to help!

How are votes counted?
Answer: Donations made in support of an animal are valued at one vote for every $1.00 donated. There may also be promotions where donors can get bonus votes.

How do I get a top spot?
Answer: Fundraise! The BC SPCA Calendar Contest is a fundraising activity to support homeless, neglected and abused animals in B.C.

How do I change my entry photo?
Answer: If you would like to change your entry photo, please email the new photo and a link to your contest entry to

Do I have to live in B.C. to enter the contest?
Answer: Participants can enter or donate from anywhere. However, contest winners must pay for any additional costs for sending physical prizes outside of B.C.

My pet has passed away, may I still enter them?
Answer: Yes, you can; however, due to potential issues with photo quality, we recommend that you only enter if you can absolutely guarantee that your photos meet the image requirements. If they do not, the runner-up will be given your spot. If you would like your photo to be reviewed, please send it to us at

My pet is a farm animal, can I still enter them?
Answer: Farm animals are welcome to enter, provided they are a domesticated breed/type and are being treated as a pet (not for consumption).

If I win a spot in the calendar, what happens next?
Answer: If you win a spot in the calendar, you will be contacted directly by the BC SPCA regarding photos and photo quality. A selection of 3-4 print quality photos of each winning animal must be provided by February 28, 2023 to be included in the production of the calendar. Please refer to the contest rules page for image requirements. 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.

Can I be disqualified?
Answer: The BC SPCA reserves the right to disqualify an entry based on objectionable content or depiction of the animal or persons in a photo. Donations collected will be refunded if requested by the donor.

When and where will winners be announced?
Answer: All winners will be posted to the homepage of this website. Custom portrait winners will be announced on Feb. 8. Top 13 winners and the Bonus Half Page Winner will be announced on Feb. 21. The Hill’s Honourable Mention and Greeting Cards will be announced later on once they have been selected.

When will I get my tax receipt?
Answer: Tax receipts will be emailed to voters by the end of May. We will, however, endeavor to issue them as soon as possible once the Contest closes.

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