View Full Version : 2012 Calendar Contest

05-09-2011, 03:30 PM

This year we're going to start this contest much earlier. Last time I really wanted to print the calendars on high gloss paper and make them in a larger format and make the photos really pop, however the printing company was so swamped with orders that we couldn't get in onto their production schedule. This time around, we should be in good shape! Fingers Crossed :D

Let's start the 2012 GeckosUnlimited Calendar Contest!

2012 THEME: Amazing photos. Past contests have not disappointed, given higher quality printing, this time around we should make an even more stunning calendar!

2012 Calendar will consist of 13 images (1 cover and 12 for individual months). All proceeds will go toward supporting GU.

This was the cover of our 2011 Calendar:


Each photo will be captioned with the scientific name of the gecko and the name/username of the person who took the photo.

Deadline: Sun May 22nd, 2011 at midnight

Top 3 voted images will receive copies of the calendar.

Very Important: Please email any calendar entries only to
2012@geckosunlimited.com. If you reply to my emails or send it elsewhere your photo probably will not make the list. There's a script running on the 2012@geckosunlimited.com so use only that address for sending photos.

You may post a sized version (not larger then 640px in width) of your image in this thread for all to see. I will select the final choices and we will vote for the cover and the 12 images together. This is always very hard.

Don't forget #5 below!

Contest rules.

1. Images must be submitted un-sized and at maximum available resolution. The requirements are
12.5 x 10.5 in. (trimmed on calendar to 12 x 10 in.) at 200dpi. This translates to an image 2500x2100 at 200dpi. If needed I will size the images, please don't do it yourself. Send the original files, but make sure the photos meet the criteria. Do not send smaller photos as those will not be considered. To see size of your photo, right click on the image and click properties.

2. Orientation of the Image must be 'landscape'. Portrait entries will not be considered. (See example here (http://www.scriptus.co.nz/Orientation.gif))

3. Once you submit an image you give GU the right to manipulate it/size it/crop it and alter it in any way we want in order to use it, and also re-use the image at a later time in conjunction with other GU activities.

4. Submitted image must be your own work. Plant does not have to be from your own collection. Use of other or copyrighted material will result in immediate disqualification

5. When you submit the photos please be sure to include the following information.
Scientific Name:
Your Real Name:
Your GeckosUnlimited username:

6. 1 photo per member. Select your best entry and do not send more then 1 image. Previously we allowed more photos, but lets give equal chances to everyone this time

7. Please make sure the photos are free of any watermarks or text.

8. Lets make it clear this time. No artificial objects near your animal. We want NatGeo style shots here, no animals on paper towels or next to a plastic watering dish or sitting on your cell phone.


05-09-2011, 04:54 PM
AWESOME! Now let's see what Neo and I can come up with!

05-11-2011, 03:57 PM
Great! Will be difficult to find just one picture to send!!! But I'll do my best!! :biggrin:

05-12-2011, 12:45 PM
Buffy should be in her new tank by then. Hopefully I can get some good shots of her.

05-12-2011, 12:53 PM
im entering for fun

05-12-2011, 02:14 PM
Here is my entry! :)


Lunar Gecko
05-12-2011, 04:12 PM

05-13-2011, 02:31 AM
This is my entry:

geo french
05-13-2011, 04:34 AM
Here is my!
Scientific Name: Hemytheconix caudicinctus
Your Real Name: Geoffrey Déplanque
Your GeckosUnlimited username: geo french

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05-15-2011, 08:48 PM
Grrr... This is when I wish my camera wasn't crappy... I seriously have a better camera on my phone than on my actual camera. :roll:


05-15-2011, 09:56 PM
Here's mine:

05-16-2011, 04:03 PM
My entry :)


05-16-2011, 04:13 PM

Does the animal on the Photo has to be a gecko, or is another reptile ok as well?
I've got a great pic of a Comodo Monitor and of a Ahaetulla nasuta.

best regard, Stefan

05-17-2011, 06:05 PM
Here is my entry - Borneo Green Eyed Cat gecko - A.cf. dorsalis

Riverside Reptiles
05-17-2011, 06:32 PM

Does the animal on the Photo has to be a gecko, or is another reptile ok as well?
I've got a great pic of a Comodo Monitor and of a Ahaetulla nasuta.

best regard, Stefan

Just geckos

05-18-2011, 01:41 AM
Thought I'd give this a shot ;) My entry is a juvenile Eurydactylodes Agricolae.


05-18-2011, 08:13 PM
Heres my entry, my very own Gargoyle Gecko (Rhacodactylus auriculatus) tree,:biggrin:


Tony, (tonkaz0).

05-20-2011, 01:10 PM
OK thank's

Riverside Reptiles
05-22-2011, 04:52 PM
Today is the last day for entries...get 'em in!

05-22-2011, 05:19 PM
Yes, we can use more quality photos! Only few more hrs left. Make sure you send in high resolution

05-22-2011, 07:08 PM
Real Name : Janko Svatek

Photo: Chondrodactylus angulifer angulifer


Riverside Reptiles
05-23-2011, 11:01 AM
Ok guys (and gals), the photo part of the calendar contest is closed.

05-23-2011, 12:02 PM
Looking forward to all the entries!

05-23-2011, 02:38 PM
Looking forward to all the entries!
Me too Debbie :D

Lunar Gecko
05-25-2011, 02:48 PM
when will all the entries or the winners be listed?

Riverside Reptiles
05-25-2011, 04:45 PM
when will all the entries or the winners be listed?

Knowing what a slacker Marty is (errr...I mean how busy Marty is), it'll likely take a little while. :coverlaugh:

05-25-2011, 06:40 PM
Congrats to everybody, all pictures were awesome!! This will be one great looking calendar! My camera didn't cooperate with me :( I really enjoyed watching this collection!!

05-28-2011, 12:16 PM
Actually, we could use few more photos. I'll be gone at a reptile show in Toronto and next week will be a bit heavy for me. Why don't we extend the contest until Friday at midnight. Get those photos in please :)

05-28-2011, 12:53 PM

Riverside Reptiles
05-28-2011, 03:26 PM
Get 'em in while you still can folks!

05-29-2011, 05:30 AM
Here's my entry:
My name: Marc Belt
Photo: Nephrurus Levis Levis mating

06-03-2011, 07:02 PM
My boy, Black Frost (Gekko gecko)


Riverside Reptiles
06-03-2011, 11:04 PM
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miguel camacho!
06-07-2011, 10:49 PM
Aw man, a few days late I find out I missed it again! Good luck to all entrants!

06-17-2011, 03:27 PM
Really looking forward to the voting!!!!

07-01-2011, 11:38 PM
Any word on when the results will be announced? :)

07-02-2011, 05:57 AM
hopefully the poll will start soon ;-) I can't wait any longer ;-) But I am sure marty has just too much to do!

Lunar Gecko
07-16-2011, 04:17 PM
When will the poll be up?

Riverside Reptiles
07-17-2011, 12:09 AM
I wish that I could give you guys a better answer other than it's all in Marty's hands. He always has a lot on his plate, and I'm sure he'll get it handled as soon as he can. Other than that, there's not a lot that I can do. Sorry! :?

07-18-2011, 02:19 PM
Sorry guys, my plate is overflowing. I'll do my best for this week, hopefully within a day or two.

07-19-2011, 02:27 PM
Finally here http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/contests/57544-vote-2012-calendar.html