This year SEPRA is creating its first ever calendar and the pictures that are going to be included we want from you! So, we have created a contest to choose the pictures for the calendar and want all of you to join in the fun! We will be taking photo submissions until April 1st. We ask that each photo you submit be accompanied by a donation of $5. Also you must include your name, location, and your pug(s) name. Please include in the body of your email for photo submissions whether you are paying via check or paypal and what email address you are using for paypal so we can match up with the correct photos.
Once all photos have been submitted, we will place them all on the website. Then, voting begins on Sunday April 6th. All photos that meet the qualifications listed below will be posted and you may vote as many times as you like. Each vote will cost $1. For example, if you want to vote for Elmer and you send in $10 that will be 10 votes for Elmer.
Voting will take place in 2 week increments. After each 2 week period, we will narrow down the pugs by the number of votes and start all over until we get to the final 13 pugs. The 13 pugs with the most votes will be either the cover pug or a picture of one of the 12 months of 2009. There will also be random pug photos throughout the calendar of the next highest votes after the 13 highlighted pugs. The last day of voting will be July 13th.
When submitting votes, you must specify which pug you want your vote to count for. There is a comment section in PayPal to include this information.
Photo submission guidelines:
The email address to submit photos is: [email protected]
- To ensure a high quality final product, photos submitted for consideration must be original, straight from the camera.
- Minimum camera resolution should be 3.1 megapixels
- Subject of the photo should fill most of the frame
- If shooting indoors, the red-eye reduction flash mode should be used to reduce the dreaded "blue eye" effect.
- No cropping, resizing, or other modifying of the original photo is allowed.
- Photos should be taken with a dedicated camera and not cell-phone cameras.
We will be printing the calendar using a four-color press, with 8" x 10" pages and full bleeds. This will result in the best photo duplication possible and a very professional finished product. Because of the requirements needed to print at this size and this quality, we have to start with the best photos possible. Your original picture will be in .JPG format, which is compressed to reduce file size. Every time that photo is changed and re-saved, it's recompressed and loses some detail. We can't afford to lose detail printing at this size so submitting the original picture is important. We'll take care of cropping, color adjusting, and everything else needed to ensure a calendar that everyone will be proud to display in their home or office.
Pay via Pay Pal
Or you can send a check made out to SEPRA to:
P.O. Box 1329
Suwanee, GA 30024
Be sure and include all the information stated above with your check.
Please note, SEPRA will retain the rights to use these photos in any advertising or printing in the future. We will also be making packets of note cards with selected pictures from submissions. These note cards will be available at Pugfest and on our web site after that.
I have an absolutely PERFECT picture of Diamond I'll submit to you, DeAnna...
Sara- owned by Misty-Mae and Bindi-Lou!
And always in love with my foster George, who went to live in a perfect forever home 6/7/08, and my sweet Wickett who went to live with George where he will never have to be kenneled again, and my Suki-Lee who went to live with a good friend where she will be the only dog and lavished with attention day and night!
"Rescuing one pug may not change the world, but it will change the world of that one pug forever"
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We're really looking forward to putting this calendar together for SEPRA. The (local) printer that'll be printing it up is also excited about the project.
Having said this, we have to stress that the submitted photos have to be right out of the camera. 8"x10" is a lot of ground to cover and we'll need all the megapixels you can send us to ensure a high print quality.
If you have a picture that you want to submit but you're not sure if it's got enough resolution, feel free to send it to me ([email protected]) and mention in the email or subject line that you want it evaluated. I'll respond back saying yes or no, and then you can take the next step and say you want it officially entered and the paypal donation made, or go back to the drawing board.
If you have any photo related question feel free to ask.
Daddy to Jenny, Kurt, and Dumbass - the three most photographed Pugs on the internet.
I just wanted to remind everyone to get their pics in for the contest. There are only 3.5 weeks left to submit your pics. This is an awesome opportunity to have your pug or pugs featured in the SEPRA 2009 Pug Calendar!!
Is this open only to SEPRA pugs? I just took a killer picture of Chance.
The Royal Pugs. Ellie Chance & Earl
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.You are his
life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the
last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion ~Unknown
Kiss Your Pugs on the Lips for me!!
Ellie on Dogster
Chance on Dogster
Brenda with Dewey and Shasta
and... Rex, Kiwi, Rocky and Smokie awaiting my arrival at Rainbow Bridge.
Southeast Pug Rescue & Adoption, Inc.
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France