Voting Ends 4/30/2023 at 9:00:00 PM Pacific Time

Rules

Entries:
  • To enter, submit a photograph of your dog with a $10 donation to Operation Freedom Paws Canada.
  • Limit of two dogs of the same family per photo entry. No people are allowed in entry photographs.
  • Entries must be living dogs to be eligible to win. In Memoriam photos are welcomed in available date squares of the calendar for a $20 donation on a first come, first served basis.
  • The dog entered in the competition must be living on Vancouver Island or on the islands off the Vancouver Island. Please note that the calendar sessions will take place on the mainland Vancouver Island.
  • All donations from entries are non-refundable.
  • All entry photos must be uploaded through the competition software. We no not accept printed photos. The entry photograph must be taken by you. We do not accept any copyrighted or professional photos.
  • The submission period starts at 9:00:00 AM (Pacific Time) on Sunday, May 1, 2022 and ends at 9:00:00 PM (Pacific Time) on Sunday, June 12, 2022.
  • Any photograph that includes content that is deemed inappropriate, indecent, or obscene, as determined by Pauliina Saarinen Photography, in their sole discretion, will be removed from the contest with no opportunity for a refund.
  • Each dog may be entered only once. Posting more than one photo of your dog does not increase the chances of winning.
  • The 13 Grand Prize winners of the Calendar Contest will be determined by the number of votes they receive. Votes are tallied by the contest software.

Voting:
  • The Voting Period starts at 9:00:00 AM (Pacific Time) on Sunday, May 1, 2022 and ends at 9:00:00 PM (Pacific Time) on Sunday, June 12, 2022.
  • Votes can come from anywhere in the world.
  • One (1) vote is a $1 donation. A minimum donation is $5 (five votes).
  • All donations from voting are non-refundable. Voting and other donations must be made through the online contest page, which is a secured site for money transactions.
  • THE AUTOMATIC RESPONSE CONFIRMING YOUR DONATION TO OFP CANADA IS YOUR TAX RECEIPT. PLEASE SAVE IT FOR YOUR RECORDS.
  • All winners will be determined by electronic vote tabulation under the supervision of GOGO Photo Contest whose decisions are final and binding.

Calendar Photo Sessions:
  • The 13 dogs with the most votes overall will win a professional photography session by Pauliina Saarinen Photography. The sessions will take place from the end of June to early August 2022 at a mutually agreed location on the mainland Vancouver Island. Some travel to the photography location may be required. If you are unable to commit to a session between June-August, you forfeit your winning and the next top voted dog will take your dog's spot in the calendar.
  • The photographer, Pauliina Saarinen Photography, will choose, in their sole discretion, the best image of each dog for the calendar as well as which month the image will appear.
  • Calendars will be available for sale in the fall of 2022. They are purchased directly from Operation Freedom Paws Canada.

Weekly Mini-Contests:
  • Each week of the 6-week contest, the Vancouver Island dog with the most NEW VOTES will win a Mini-Contest prize package.
  • Some weeks there may be an additional local prize for the top-voted dog in specific localities on Vancouver Island. The LOCAL prizes will be announced in a newsletter and social media posts for each week. Local prizes are redeemed at the place of the donating business.
  • The six weekly mini-competitions run from Sunday 9 am PST to the following Sunday at 8:59:59 am PST, except in Week 6 when the weekly contest ends with the Calendar Contest at 8:59:59 pm on June 12th, 2022.
  • In the event of a tie, a random computerized draw will be held between the highest vote-getters of the week to determine that week's winner.
  • In case there are no new votes for that week, a random computerized draw will be held for all eligible dogs.
  • Certain individual business restrictions and limitations may apply and may vary by business. Pauliina Saarinen Photography or OFP Canada is not responsible for these restrictions and eligibility requirements as determined by each business.

The Fine Print:
  • 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 the rights to your entry materials. If you submit an entry that is copyrighted by another individual, you are responsible for any legal action the copyright holder takes against you.
  • By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Operation Freedom Paws Canada and Pauliina Saarinen Photography and each of their respective officers, directors, representatives, volunteers and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claims of any nature arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize.
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