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Rules

Contest Rules
  1. Participants must be B.C. residents. Voters are welcome from outside of B.C. and Canada.

  2. Donations made in support of an animal are valued at one vote for every $1.00 donated. 

  3. 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 on February 28, 2021 at 11:59:59 pm PST being awarded a page* in the 2022 "Animals Helping Animals" Calendar. Additionally, a Hill's Honourable Mention will be selected by Hill's Pet Nutrition among participants who didn't win the 13 spots but raised at least $25.

  4. A selection of 3-4 print quality photos* of each Top 13 animal must be provided by March 13, 2021 at 11:59:59 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 BC SPCA publications, promotions, and materials, including the 2022 BC SPCA "Animals Helping Animals" 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. Sign up matching bonus day: Hill’s Pet Nutrition is giving 25 bonus votes when you sign up with donation of  $25 or more by midnight February 11.
  9. Hill's matching bonus day:  All votes of 10 or more are being matched on February 19 by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.
  10. Custom pet portrait draw: Raise $50 or more by February 23 and have a chance to win a custom portrait of your pet.

Image Requirements for winners:

  1. (so long as an animal does not look distressed, you may enter the contest with whatever picture you choose - but winning submissions must follow the below rules to print)
    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.

  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.

  5. Photos submitted 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.

  6. 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.
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