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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.

Is there a cost to enter?
Answer: Entry is free! You will have a chance to donate when you enter (it's a great way to set an example for your friends and family), however that is optional.

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

Why is a current shelter animal in the contest?
Love Bug is a puppy in care at the BC SPCA. He isn’t in the running for any of the official prizes. Instead, if he gets enough votes, he’ll get a special spot in the Calendar just for shelter animals. It’s a chance for animal lovers who don’t know anyone in the contest to have fun participating and help animals at the same time. Love Bug’s entry will be hidden at 9 a.m. on Feb. 17 to prevent confusion on the final day of the contest. 

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: The Top 12 and the Hill's Honourable mention winner will be contacted directly by the BC SPCA regarding photos and photo quality. A selection of 3-4 print quality photos of each of these winning animals must be provided by March 1, 2024 to be included in the production of the calendar. Winners of the Star for a Day Feature will have their contest entry photo used; however they may be required to provide alternative photos at the discretion of the BC SPCA. Please refer to the contest rules page for image requirements. If appropriate print quality photos are not provided by the deadline, the BC SPCA reserves the right to offer the spot in the calendar to the next runner-up.

Why are there only 11 months to win?
Answer: The month of October is reserved for the generous supporter who had the winning bid at the Offleashed gala's auction. But not to worry! In addition to the prizes of the cover and the other 11 months, the Hill's Honourable Mention and the new Star for a Day Features means there are a total of 37 calendar spots available – our most ever!

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, if an appropriate replacement cannot be submitted.

When and where will winners be announced?
Answer: All winners will be posted to the homepage of this website. Top 12 winners and the Star for a Day Feature winners will be announced on Feb. 20. 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. If you are already an amazing monthly donor, then your kind donation will be added to your annual tax receipt instead.
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