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Frequently Asked Questions

HOW MUCH IS THE ENTRY FEE?
The entry fee is $25 per photo. This fee includes one copy of the 2020 Calendar (a value of $15!) that will be mailed to you in November 2020. 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 pets 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 July 31, 2020, 11:59:59 PM PST. 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, 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 2020 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
PO Box 3058
Monterey, CA 93942

  • Votes by mail must be received by 5 PM PST on July 31, 2020.
  • 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 and votes may be dropped off in person no later than 5 PM PST on July 31, 2020.

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 2020, 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: 2021 Calendar of Superstar Pets
PO Box 3058
Monterey, CA 93942

  • All mailed entries must be received by 5 PM PST on July 31, 2020.
  • Mailed entries will appear online within 48 business hours of receipt.
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