2025 Calendar of
SUPERSTAR PETS
SUPERSTAR PETS
Photo Contest
Voting Ends 7/31/2024 at 3:00:00 PM Pacific Time

2025 Calendar of Superstar Pets Photo Contest

Show off your beloved pet in the 2025 SPCA Calendar of Superstar Pets!
The contest runs until July 31, 2024, and allows pet lovers the opportunity to upload digital photos of their beloved companions to appear in the 2025 SPCA calendar.

  • $25 donation photo entry fee, each entry gets one free 2025 SPCA Monterey County calendar. Entrants will receive their calendars in the mail by late November 2024. Just in time for the Holiday Season!
  • Photos should be horizontal (landscape, not portrait) 
  • All photos submitted will be considered for month winner photos, regardless of the number of votes. All other photos will be placed throughout the calendar.
  • For more information, please visit the rules page.
  • The Grand Prize winner and four runners-up (based on votes) will receive publication and special recognition in our opening spread.
Questions about entering a photo or voting?
Contact Andrea Satterfield at asatterfield@spcamc.org.

Photo submissions and votes require a minimum donation to support the animals and programs at SPCA Monterey County. Please see our rules for complete participant guidelines and eligibility requirements.
Prizes
The Top 5 prizes will be awarded based on votes. All entries, regardless of votes, will be considered for a Pet of the Month.

Grand Prize:

Your pet will get top billing as the cover star be AND be featured inside as a Pet-of-the-Month. If that isn’t enough, your pet will also get recognition in the opening pages of the calendar!

The SPCA has teamed up with a professional photographer to award the first place winner with a professional photoshoot for their beloved pet.*

  • The winner will also receive a beautiful canvas print of a selected photo from the photoshoot. 

  • 25 copies of the 2025 Pet Calendar to share with your friends and family!

*A new color portrait will be taken by a professional photographer. The photograph will be taken in the Monterey Bay area prior to October 2024. It is this photograph that will become the calendar cover. If a photo is unable to be taken, it is the SPCA’s option to consider a photo provided by the winner. The photo must meet the standards required for the cover of the calendar. If the provided photo does not meet standards, an alternative prize will be awarded.   

2nd Prize (valued at $1,713):
3rd Prize (valued at $1,231):
4th Prize (valued at $679):
  • Four tickets to Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel (valid through December 31, 2024; not valid on special events or promotions)
  • $100 gift certificate to Baker’s Bacon in Marina 
  • Clam chowder for six (6) at The Fish Hopper in Monterey (to-go order only; valid through March 29, 2025)
  • $100 gift card to Healthy Spot Carmel (formerly The Raw Connection)
  • One all-day bike or kayak rental for two (2) people at Adventures by the Sea in Monterey and Pacific Grove (children must be five years old to kayak in tandem with an adult and 14 years old to kayak in a single kayak)
  • One “The Splash” full-service car wash from Splash Car Wash in Salinas
  • $50 gift certificate to Katy’s Place in Carmel
  • $25 gift card to Islands Restaurant in Monterey
5th Prize (valued at $469):
The top five vote earners will also earn special recognition of their photo and pet in the calendar.
Rules
  • $25 donation photo entry fee, each entry gets one free 2025 SPCA Monterey County calendar. Entrants will receive their calendars in the mail by late November 2024. Just in time for the Holiday Season!
  • Photos should be horizontal (landscape, not portrait) 
  • The contest is open to pets of all species.
  • Your pet does NOT have to be adopted from SPCA Monterey County to be eligible to enter this contest.
  • Your photo may contain more than one pet.
  • Photos must be of companion animals only— no people.
  • Deceased pets may be entered into the photo contest; however, they are not eligible to win the calendar cover.
  • All photos must be in color- no black-and-white photos. We cannot accept photos with digital overlays, photo stickers or doodles, or any copyrighted or professional photos. Computer-generated images will not be accepted.
  • Dogs and cats wearing collars/ID tags and cats photographed indoors will receive the best possible consideration.
  • Once entered, photos may be used by SPCA Monterey County for print and marketing purposes.
  • Online entries must be submitted before July 31, 2024, at 3:00 PM PST.
  • Mail-in or in-person entries must be received by 3:00 PM PST on July 30, 2024, at SPCA Monterey County, located at 1002 Monterey-Salinas Hwy Salinas, CA 93908. Photos will not be returned.

PHOTO SELECTION
  • Digital photos are recommended. Photos must be high resolution. Ensure all cell phone photos are taken at their highest resolution.
  • All photos submitted will be considered for month winner photos, regardless of the number of votes. All other photos will be placed throughout the calendar.
  • Photos should be horizontal (landscape, not portrait) 
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITES
VOTE and have your friends and family do the same! You can win special prizes by having friends and family vote for your pet's photo. 

  • Once a photo is submitted, it will appear in the online gallery on SPCA Monterey County's calendar website and be open to voting by the general public. Votes are $1 each.
  • All votes for photo submissions will be tabulated and displayed online.
  • To vote online, click on the Participate tab above. The online voting period will end on July 31, 2024, at 3:00 PM PST. All votes must be applied to selected photos by the conclusion of the voting period to be counted.
  • Voting by mail is accepted. Votes by mail and phone must be received by the SPCA no later than July 30, 2024, at 3:00 PM PST. Mail-in votes should be sent to P.O. Box 3058 Monterey, CA 93942. Photos will not be returned.
  • Donations can be made by check, cash, or credit card.
  • Envelopes must include your full name, address, phone number, the pet and entrant names you wish to vote for, and your written request to apply your enclosed donation towards votes for them in the 2025 Photo Fundraiser.
  • Voting by phone is accepted. Please call (831) 264-5431 during regular office hours to vote by phone with a credit card. Votes by phone must be received by SPCA Monterey County no later than July 30, 2024, at 3:00 PM PST.
  • The ending time for the Photo Fundraiser will be determined by the host website's server, which will show prominently on the Photo Fundraiser website as a countdown clock on the last day of the fundraiser.
  • The photograph with the most votes (donations) at the end of the submission period will win the voting portion of the Photo Fundraiser.
  • All votes are donations to SPCA Monterey County and are fully tax-deductible as permitted by law. All donors will receive an emailed receipt for their contributions.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW MUCH IS THE ENTRY FEE?
The entry fee is $25 per photo. This fee includes one copy of the 2025 Calendar (a value of $15!) that will be mailed to you in November 2024. You can make an additional donation during the entry process that will count as votes toward your submitted picture(s). All proceeds from contest entries and votes will go directly to support SPCA Monterey County's lifesaving programs and services.

HOW MANY PHOTOS CAN I ENTER?
You can enter as many as you want!

HOW DO I VOTE FOR A PET'S PICTURE?
Votes are $1 each, with a minimum donation of $5 for five votes. All votes are tax-deductible. Yes, you can vote for your own pet's photo (and as many times as you and your friends and family want!). You may allocate each vote to the same picture or multiple pictures.

How to vote online: To vote online, click on the Participate tab above. Search the pet's name you want to vote for, then click on the pet's photo. You will then be taken to the pet's page where you can cast your vote! The online voting period will end on July 31, 2024, at 3:00 PM. Donate a minimum of $5 for five votes. Those votes can then be cast for any submitted photo in one-vote increments.

Voters do not have to use all of the votes at the time of donation. When voters donate, they will be given the option of applying all of the votes to one photo, spreading their votes over various photos, or storing votes in their account. If a voter chooses to store the votes, the voter can log in to their account using their ID and password and vote at a later time. All votes must be applied to selected photos by the conclusion of the voting period to be counted.

How to vote by mail: Make your check payable to SPCA Monterey County. Include a note with the check noting the pet's name and owner's name for whom you are voting in the 2025 Calendar of Superstar Pets Contest. Please also include your name, address, and phone number in case we have any additional questions.

Mail the check and note to:

SPCA Monterey County
Calendar of Superstar Pets
P.O. Box 3058
Monterey, CA 93942

  • Votes by mail must be received by 3:00 PM PST on July 30, 2024.
  • Votes sent by mail will be counted on the SPCA Monterey County's website under the selected pet's photo.

CAN I DROP OFF MY ENTRY OR VOTES AT YOUR SHELTER?
Entries including photo, entry form, and entry fee ($25) and votes may be dropped off in person no later than 3:00 PM PST on July 30, 2024.

SPCA Monterey County
1002 Monterey Salinas Highway
Salinas, CA 93908
(across from WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca)

WHEN WILL I GET MY CALENDAR?
We will mail calendars in November of 2024, just in time for the holidays!

HOW DO I ENTER THE CONTEST VIA MAIL?
If you're mailing in your photo, we can accept 4" x 6" prints in a horizontal format for design purposes. Mailed photos should be sent to the address below.

SPCA Monterey County

Attn: 2025 Calendar of Superstar Pets
P.O. Box 3058
Monterey, CA 93942

  • All mailed entries including photo, entry form, and entry fee ($25), must be received by 3:00 PM PST on July 30, 2024.
  • Mailed entries will appear online within 48 business hours of receipt.
Raised $12,735
Goal $60,000

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