MyPet Competition

Popular annual kids' photo competition returns for a eighth season!

Calling pre-primary and primary school children in the Durban area

Here's your chance to win vouchers for – South Africa's own online department store – plus ice skating tickets to the Durban Ice Arena in the annual SPCA/MySchool Me & MyPet photo competition. Entry is completely free and you can enter as many times as you like. Just ask mom, dad or a friend to take a picture of you and your best furry friend together, upload it to the website and check back to see if you're among the finalists on 18 June.

Up for grabs are:

  • First Prize: R1 000 to spend online at
  • Second Prize: R500 to spend online at
  • Third Prize: R250 to spend online at
  • Judges' choice: R250 to spend online at
  • Tickets for skating sessions at Durban Ice Arena and framed Certificates for all 10 finalists


The Competition runs from Monday 8May – Sunday 18 June 2017. Our panel of judges will choose the top ten finalists – and then we'll ask you to choose the winners by voting for your favourite.

Questions? Please call Lindsey Concer on 031 579 6546 or email

Please read these rules carefully before entering the competition:

  • The competition is open to children aged 13 years and under attending qualifying primary and pre-primary schools, up to Grade 7. If your school is not listed on the drop down list below, you may not enter.
  • Family members of MySchool or Durban & Coast SPCA employees, including the family members of employees of the MySchool advertising and promotional agencies and distributors are not permitted to enter.
  • Multiple entries are permitted (maximum 5 entries per person).
  • The closing date of the competition is Sunday 17 June 2018.
  • Ten finalists will be selected by our panel of judges and published on this website on Monday 18 June 2018. Finalists' photos will also be on display at Coffee Cats at the Durban & Coast SPCA premises in Springfield Park.
  • Each finalist will receive a ticket for a skating session at Durban Ice Arena and a framed certificate.
  • Members of the public will be invited to vote online for their favourite photo. The entries with the highest number of votes will win the first, second and third prizes which are as follows: First prize - R1000 Loot shopping voucher; Second prize – R500 Loot shopping voucher; Third prize – R250 Loot shopping voucher. The judges may, at their discretion, award a special prize of a R250 Loot shopping voucher. The use of all vouchers is subject to the terms and conditions set out in clause 18 below.
  • Images must be current (i.e. taken within the last 6 months). Poor quality images and those that are blurred, over-exposed or sent as collage format will not be accepted.
  • The Durban & Coast SPCA and MySchool reserve the right to use photographs submitted for marketing purposes.
  • Finalists will be decided by a panel of judges. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Winners will be announced on Thursday 29 June 2017 at the Durban & Coast SPCA; finalists will be invited to this prize giving.
  • Prizes are non-transferable, non-refundable, non-exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash.
  • In the event that the winner cannot be successfully contacted following all reasonable attempts to do so, MySchool reserves the right to disqualify the winner from the competition and to award the prize to the entry with the next highest number of votes.
  • By participating in the Me & MyPet SPCA/MySchool Photo Competition, the winner agrees to release and hold MySchool harmless against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with this competition or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, including, without limitation, personal injuries, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy.
  • The Durban & Coast SPCA reserves the right to terminate this competition immediately and without notice. In the event of such termination, the entrants and winner agree to waive any rights that they may have in terms of this competition and acknowledge that they will have no recourse against MySchool, its advertising and promotional agencies, distributors and their respective employees.
  • Any reference to MySchool in these terms and conditions shall be deemed to include reference to VMP (Pty) Ltd and any of their holding, associated, affiliated companies and subsidiaries.
  • Loot shopping vouchers terms and conditions:
    1. Vouchers may only be used to purchase merchandise on the website and may not be redeemed for cash;
    2. no cash change will be given;
    3. vouchers are valid for 36 months from the date of issue;
    4. please safeguard vouchers as they cannot be replaced or redeemed if lost or stolen.
Enter online now
Entrance into the competition is free, and you may submit up to five entries per person.
Please complete one entry form for every photo submitted.

Amanzimtoti: 031 904 2424/5

Dolphin Coast (Ballito): 083 659 5482/082 374 9905

Dundee & District: 034 212 2851

Empangeni: 034 792 9129/078 306 1439 (Emergencies)

Eshowe: 035 474 4169

Estcourt: 36 352 1476/083 555 9758 (Emergencies)

Greytown: 033 413 1181/033 413 1522

Howick: 033 330 4557/033 330 2672

Kloof & Highway: 031 764 1212

SPCA Inspector

Kokstad: 082 771 7229

Lower South Coast: 039 312 0962

Mooi River & District: 033 263 1526

Newcastle: 034 318 2346

Phoenix (Avonford Crescent) : 031 500 6452

Pietermaritzburg: 033 386 9267/8/9

Richards Bay: 035 753 2086

Sani: 033 702 1884