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FAQs

Question: How do I get a top spot?
Answer: Fundraise! The Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society Photo Contest is a fundraising activity to support the restoration and preservation of the Sheringham Point Lighthouse. Vote and have your friends & family vote & vote!

Question: Do I have to live in B.C. to enter the contest?
Answer: No. But your photograph must have been taken in BC within the last two years prior to the contest (2019-up to April 17, 2021). Voters can live anywhere.

Question: Who gets one of the calendar pages?
Answer: The thirteen (13) photographs (one cover and 12 months) with the most votes on April 17th, 2021 at 11:59:59 pm PST will win the chance to be featured in the 2022 Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society Calendar.

Question: If I win a Top 13 spot in the calendar, what happens next?
Answer: If you win one of the Top 13 spots, you will be contacted directly by a representative of the Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society regarding photos and photo quality. A selection of 3-4 print quality photos of each winning photograph must be provided by May 17, 2021 at 11:59:59 pm PST to be included in the production of the calendar.

Question: What happens if I cannot get high quality photos?
Answer: If appropriate print quality photos are not provided by the deadline the Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society will offer the spot in the calendar to the next runner up.

Question: Will the Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society share my photos with other organizations?
Answer: Absolutely not. However, by submitting a photo, you acknowledge and give permission to the Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society to use the photograph entered in future various Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society publications, promotions and other materials, including the 2022 Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society Calendar.

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

Question: When will I get my tax receipt?
Answer: Tax receipts will be emailed to voters by the end of December 2021. We will, however, endeavor to issue them as soon as possible once the Contest closes.

Question: What are the image requirements?
Answer:

  1. For Top 13 winners - Photos must be high quality, taken at maximum resolution, 300 DPI, minimum file size of 1mb (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 should be in landscape format which is preferred.

  3. Photographs must not include people.
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