Show off your beloved pet in the 2024 SPCA Calendar of Superstar Pets!
The contest runs until July 31, 2023, and allows pet lovers the opportunity to upload digital photos of their beloved companions to appear in the 2024 SPCA calendar.
- $25 donation photo entry fee, each entry gets one free 2024 SPCA Monterey County calendar. Entrants will receive their calendars in the mail by late November 2023. 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.
Your pet will get top billing as the cover star 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.*
*A new color portrait will be taken by a professional photographer. The photograph will be taken in the Monterey Bay area prior to September 2023. 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.
- The winner will also receive a beautiful canvas print of a selected photo from the photoshoot.
- 25 copies of the 2024 Pet Calendar to share with your friends and family!
2nd Prize (valued at $1,395):
One-night stay in a deluxe king room at Casa Munras Hotel in Monterey (valid through September 1, 2024. Only valid Sunday through Thursday and excludes holidays and special events)
Two catalogs from the Monterey Museum of Art (Flora Fauna, featuring Elizabeth Barlow and Susan Manchester, and The Fire of Heaven: Enrique Martinez Celaya and Robinson Jeffers). One-year membership and a tour with Director Corey Madden (membership valid for one year from the enrollment date)
Two tickets to a Monterey Symphony concert (valid through December 31, 2024)
Dinner for two at The Bench in Pebble Beach
$100 gift certificate to Nepenthe Restaurant in Big Sur (valid through April 14, 2024)
$100 gift certificate to Sardine Factory in Monterey (valid through August 31, 2024, not valid on holidays or special events)
3rd Prize (valued at $1,058):
One-night stay in a Portola Room at Portola Hotel and Spa in Monterey (not valid on holidays and special events)
$250 gift certificate to Anton and Michel in Carmel (valid through May 31, 2024, not valid on Saturday nights or holidays)
Four tickets to Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel (valid through December 31, 2023)
Five Gold Package car wash passes to El Estero Car Wash in Monterey
One all-day bike or kayak rental for two people at Adventures by the Bay 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)
$50 gift card to Rosine’s Restaurant in Monterey
$50 Gift Certificate to English Ales Brewery in Marina (valid through December 31, 2023)
4th Prize (valued at $984):
5th Prize (valued at $773):
$200 gift certificate to The Treadmill in Carmel
Clam chowder for six at The Fish Hopper in Monterey (valid through August 31, 2024)
Two tickets in section 3 or 4 to one Carmel Bach Festival main concert at the Sunset Center in Carmel (valid through December 31, 2024)
Lunch or Tea for two at the Steinbeck House Restaurant in Salinas
$50 gift certificate to Baker’s Bacon in Marina (also included a Yeti water bottle, sweatshirt, long-sleeve shirt, trucker hat, and cooler bag)
$50 gift certificate to La Mia Cucina in Pacific Grove (valid through December 15, 2023. Only valid Wednesday through Sunday)
$50 gift certificate to Katy’s Place in Carmel
The top five vote earners will also earn special recognition of their pet in the calendar.
Questions about entering a photo or voting?
Contact Andrea Satterfield at email@example.com.
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.