Voting Ends 6/27/2024 at 5:00:00 PM Eastern Time

HSLM 2025 Calendar Photo Contest

Welcome to HSLM’s 2025 Calendar Contest!
Is your pet ready to become a star? Well, this is their time to shine! From May 27th - June 27th, you have the opportunity to submit your pet’s photo and vote their way to the top! Not only will you have the chance to give your pet the spotlight you know they deserve, and win some awesome prizes, but you will also be helping at-risk animals in our community.

Our 12 winners will have the chance to win a spot on our 2025 calendar, and the opportunity to participate in a professional photography session for your pet. In addition, the top three contestants will receive a generous gift card for Ren's Pets.

Are you interested in becoming an HSLM 2025 Calendar sponsor? Reach out to Kim Godby at kgodby@hslm.ca


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Prizes
1st Place Winner (Top Voter)
  • Winner will feature on the cover of our 2025 calendar
  • Will receive a $200.00 Ren's gift card
  • Opportunity to participate in professional pet photoshoot
  • Will receive first choice at which month they want their pet to be featured on
  • Will receive a watercolour portrait of their winning pet
  • Will be featured on HSLM website header from October 1st, 2024 – January 1st , 2025
Second Place Winner
  • Will receive a $100 gift card from Ren's Pets
  • Opportunity to participate in professional pet photoshoot
  • Will receive second choice at which month they want their pet to be featured on
  • Will receive a watercolour portrait of their winning pet
  • Feature on HSLM social platforms
Third Place Winner
  • Receive a $50 gift card from Ren's Pets
  • Opportunity to participate in professional pet photoshoot
  • Will receive third choice at which month they want their pet to be featured on
  • Will receive a watercolour portrait of their winning pet
  • Feature on HSLM social platforms
Top 12 Winners
  • The top 12 winners will be featured on our calendar
  • Opportunity to participate in professional pet photoshoot
  • All winners will receive a physical copy of the calendar to take home
  • Feature on Facebook and Instagram highlights
Rules
  1. Photos and voting will be accepted on the contest website from 9:00:00 AM (Eastern Time) on Monday, May 27, 2024 until 5:00:00 PM (Eastern Time) on Thursday, June 27, 2024

  2. One pet per photo, per submission

  3. Multiple pets must be made as separate submissions

  4. All dogs, cats and companion small mammals, reptiles and birds are eligible to enter!

  5. Entrance fee for contest $20 per entry. This is eligible for a tax receipt and 20 votes towards the pet submitted

  6. Memorial submissions are welcomed, a great tribute to a beloved companion to honour their memory. 

  7. The 12 winners with the highest number of votes will be asked to:
    -  Confirm if they are able to attend one of the two pre-scheduled photography sessions with our professional photographer at locations that have been selected by HSLM. If they are unable to attend, they are to submit a high resolution photo within appropriate dimensions to be included in our calendar by September 1st.
  1. The voting will end at 5:00:00 PM (Eastern Time) on Thursday, June 27, 2024

  2. If there is a tie for any of the top 12 vote spots, the tie breaker will be determined by the individual who submitted their entry first and this will be displayed accordingly on the home page under the Leaderboard. The pets who are displayed as the top 12 at the end of the competition on the home page under the Leaderboard will be the final winners.

  3. Votes are $1 each. $20 will count for 20 Votes and $50 will count for 50 votes, etc.

  4. Photos become the property of Humane Society London & Middlesex. By submitting a photo entry, you warrant and represent that your entry is your own original work created by you and that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your entry materials. Humane Society London & Middlesex reserves the right to disqualify at any time any photo it determines to be unsuitable. If you submit an entry that is copyrighted by another individual, you are responsible for any legal action the copyright holder takes against you. You agree to indemnify Humane Society London & Middlesex and hold them harmless from and against any claims of any nature arising in connection with the Humane Society London & Middlesex Calendar Photo Contest. Entrants grant Humane Society London & Middlesex all rights of ownership, reproduction and royalty-free indiscriminate use of entries and photographs for any purpose. By submitting a photo to the Humane Society London & Middlesex Calendar Photo Contest, the artist agrees to give and grant to Humane Society London & Middlesex its employees, nominees, agents, successors and assigns unlimited authorization, consent and permission to publish and use, any and all information about the animal and any and all reproductions of animal's likeness (photographic or otherwise), and with or without the use or disclosure of guardian's name.
FAQs
How much is the entry fee?
  • The entry fee is $20 per photo.
     
How many photos can I enter?
  • One pet per submission, multiple pets required their own entries

What are the eligibility requirements?
  • Photos of cats, dogs, companion small mammals, reptiles and birds are accepted
  • Your pet does NOT have to be adopted from Humane Society London & Middlesex to be eligible to enter the contest
  • Photos must only contain pets (no people or wildlife)
  • Photos must feature pets owned by the photographer OR the entrant must have permission to submit the photo.
     
Can I enter professional photos of my pet?
  • Yes, but you MUST obtain permission from the photographer to enter the photo in the contest
     
How many votes do I need to have my pet featured on a month spread in the calendar?
  • The top 12 vote-getters will each get a featured month spread in the 2025 calendar

How do I vote for a pet's photo?
  • $1 = 1 vote, . You can vote for your own pet's photo(s) as many times as you'd like! (minimum vote $10)
    • Vote online:
      • Click on the View Entries and Vote link. Search the pet's name and click on their photo. You can then cast your vote(s) on the pet's page!
      • The deadline to cast votes is afternoon 5:00PM EST June 27, 2024
      • Easily share your pet's photo entry on social media by using the buttons on their page. Share with your friends and family and get them to vote!

How does the leader board work?
  • The top vote-getters will be featured on the homepage of the Photo Fundraiser website throughout the contest
  • The based on their position at the end of the contest, top vote-getters will each win a physical copy of the 2025 calendar and an opportunity to attend a professional photography session for your pet. Month selection will be based on final position at the end of the contest. First place gets first choice, second place, second choice and so on.
  • First place will receive a $200 Ren's Pets gift card, 2nd place will also receive a Ren's gift card with the value of $100, and third place receives a $50 gift card.

How will I know I won?
  • The winners will be the Top 12 entries on the leader board at 5:00:00 PM (Eastern Time) on Thursday, June 27, 2024. You can check the leader board to see how your pet's photo is doing in the contest. You will also receive an email of congratulations, including further details of your prizes and photography session.

Will I receive a tax receipt for voting?
  • Tax receipts will be issued for all donations over $10, in order to receive your tax receipt please include your correct mailing and email address when you cast your votes. Official tax receipts will be sent once the contest is closed.

How do I purchase a HSLM 2025 Calendar?
  • Calendar sales start in the Fall 2024 through the HSLM online store, at our Pet Gift locations and in the shelter.

  

Question not answered here? Please contact Victoria Zubick at vzubick@hslm.ca

How to Participate

1)  Take a photo of your pet or submit one you already have.

2)  Write a brief (2-3 sentences) description about your pet and why they are so special.

3)  Register your pet on the 2025 HSLM Calendar Contest Page. There is registration fee of $20; this will include 20 votes for your pet.

4)  Share your contest page with friends and family through your social media channels! Donations made in support of an animal are valued at one vote for every $1.00 donated. Those who donate $10.00 or more will receive a tax-receipt.

5)  The 12 pets with the most votes will be chosen to be featured in the 2025 HSLM Calendar, and have the opportunity to participate in a photo shoot session with a professional photographer.

6)  The contest runs from 9:00:00 AM (Eastern Time) on Monday, May 27, 2024 until 5:00:00 PM (Eastern Time) on Thursday, June 27, 2024.

Raised $22,435
Goal $30,000

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