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Our special TEARS Calendar is now in its 10th year of production and we are thrilled to announce the launch of our third Calendar Photographic Competition, where you, the proud TEARS pet owner, can enter.  We all think that our gorgeous TEARS adopted pets are superstars, so whip out your cameras, start shooting and enter the competition for our 2018 Calendar.  We look forward to receiving photos of your beautiful pets, in whatever situation they might be when you photograph them.

Prizes

  • FIRST PLACE – The best photo, in the opinion of our panel of judges, will grace the cover of our 2018 calendar and the proud pet owner will receive three complimentary calendars.
  • PAGE WINNERS – 12 lucky winners will have their pet’s photo featured as a “Pet of the Month””and will each receive two complimentary calendars.

Competition rules:

  • All entries must be a full colour, horizontal layout (landscape – to cover an A4 page) and contain ONLY TEARS adopted pets.
  • We require sharp, well-focused images with a minimum resolution of 2480 x 3508 pixels, in JPEG format. (Ensure that your cameras and/or phones image quality is set at the highest setting).
  • Only images of companion animals will be included, which may include dogs and cats. All pets must be depicted in a humane and dignified manner.
  • The images must not contain text or artwork created by the Entrant.
  • All images used will be credited to the photographer.
  • All photographs become the property of TEARS and may be used and/or altered for the 2018 calendar or other fundraising and marketing efforts.
  • All entries must be emailed to competition@tears.org.za with the subject “2018 Calendar Photo Competition”. In the body of the Email, please provide your full name and phone number, along with the name of your pet/pets and their adoption date. Please confirm the photographers name with this information.
  • Email size should not exceed 10MB therefore you may need to send multiple emails.
  • The competition starts today and ends at midnight on the 15th May 2017. All entries received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • The competition is open to the general public as well as shelter volunteers and foster parents who own TEARS adopted pets. Employees of TEARS, or any persons directly connected with the competition are not eligible to enter the competition.
  • A selected panel of judges will choose the top thirteen photos for the calendar and the winners will be notified by email.

Terms and conditions:

By entering the competition you are giving TEARS permission to publish your photograph in our 2018 calendar and for it to be kept on file for promotional use elsewhere by TEARS.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE ENTRANT’S OWN ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED WORK AND CANNOT CONTAIN, INCORPORATE OR REFERENCE ANYTHING THAT IS OWNED BY ANY THIRD PARTY OR ENTITY OR WOULD REQUIRE THE CONSENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY OR ENTITY IN ANY JURISDICTION.

The images must not contain content that infringes any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity, right of privacy, moral rights, and/or any other applicable personal or proprietary rights. The Organisers shall have the right to cancel the competition or any part thereof if the Organisers cannot continue with the competition for reasons beyond their control.

2018 Limited Editions Calendar Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are a perfect way for you to advertise your business and show your support for the animals. Over 2000 calendars are distributed throughout the Western Cape each year.

Available Sponsorships – order below:

R4’000.00  – Full-page sponsorship

•  Your logo on a page of your choice, if available at the time of reservation
•  A listing in the calendar’s Business Directory
•  5 complimentary calendars
•  An acknowledgement of your sponsorship on our Website for 2018

R2’000.00  – Half-page sponsorship

•  Your logo on a page of the 2018 TEARS calendar, shared with another sponsor
•  A listing in the calendar’s Business Directory
•  3 complimentary calendars
•  An acknowledgement of your sponsorship on our Website for 2018

Click here to download the “2018 Calendar Sponsorship Form”.

Please return the completed form along with your proof of payment to Marilyn Hoole at director@tears.org.za or via fax to 021 785 4354

(Email your Company Logo to Lucy Mackay at competition@tears.org.za either as a high-resolution .pdf or .jpg file at 300 dpi)