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Marty
10-11-2013, 10:23 AM
Time for 2014 Calendar contest.

GU is a general non specialized forum, so anything goes, so feel free to submit any gecko photo. Make sure it's well focused and crisp and that it meets the minimum resolution requirements.

2014 Calendar will consist of 13 images (1 cover and 12 for individual months)

All proceeds will go toward supporting GeckosUnlimited.

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 Oct 20, 2013 at midnight

Prizes:
In addition to being featured in the calendar, the top 3 voted images will receive free copies of the calendar.

Very Important:[/U] Please email any calendar entries only to
2014@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 2014@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 minimum requirements are
11.5 x 9 in. (trimmed on calendar to 11 x 8.5 in.) at 200dpi. This translates to an image 2300x1800 at 200dpi. In other words the bigger the better. I can always size it down for you. (template here (http://www.cafepress.com/content/help/img/templates/75_H_F.jpg)) If needed I will size the images, please don't do it yourself. Send the original files.

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 Geckos Unlimited 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 GeckosUnlimited activities.

4. Submitted image must be your own work. Gecko 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 GU username:

6. Maximum 2 photos per member. Select your best entries and do not send more then 2 images.

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

Have FUN & GOOD LUCK!


NOTE: Only 1 calendar per winner. In other words, If you manage to feature 2 photos in the calendar, you'll still receive only one calendar shipped to you.

Riverside Reptiles
10-15-2013, 02:39 PM
Get your pics in EARLY folks! Every year we end up having people bummed out because they missed the deadline. Don't procrastinate!!! The more entries that we have, the better the calendar will be!
Let's see some of the more rare species!

asherah
10-15-2013, 04:43 PM
Scientific name : Rhacodactylus ciliatus
Name : Amanda
Username : Asherah

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asherah
10-15-2013, 04:50 PM
ok I don't know why that thumbnail is there.. I'm sorry I don't know how to get rid of it.

Riverside Reptiles
10-15-2013, 11:21 PM
Please reread the rules:


Very Important:[/U] Please email any calendar entries only to
2014@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 2014@geckosunlimited.com so use only that address for sending photos.

knobfan
10-15-2013, 11:43 PM
Did u guys get my two submissions? I dont wanna be left out of contest

Marty
10-17-2013, 12:59 AM
I'm getting some crappy entries that are way to small, make sure you send the minimum required size

daggekko
10-17-2013, 12:12 PM
Hey I don't completely understand how the size and dpi work together but I had a quick question to try to make sure I don't send you a crappy photo ;)

My DPI is 300. Do I still need to work at the 2300 x 1800?

Salzy
10-20-2013, 04:23 PM
Just be sure to send the original files the same as they come off your camera. Marty or whoever else is going to do the quick edits can change the resolution easily enough themselves. Almost every camera nowadays takes photos larger than the specified dimensions, so as long as you don't do any editing yourself, you should be perfectly fine.

Fantom6
10-21-2013, 01:22 AM
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2014 Calendar Contest
Scientific Name: Gekko Gecko
Your Real Name: Joe Brashears
Your GU username: Fantom6
Hope this works

Marty
10-21-2013, 09:24 PM
I am extending this for one more day... if you haven't yet email your photos. Some amazing shots came in, but we could use a bit more.

hellspawn
10-22-2013, 05:52 AM
Thank you for extending this!! Please confirm you got my email...

joeby808
10-23-2013, 03:55 AM
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Mack snow
Name: Bubbles
joeby808

joeby808
10-23-2013, 03:56 AM
got my email today :biggrin: Ive posted my pic but im not sure if ive done it right

hexentanz
10-25-2013, 05:33 AM
Deadline: Sun Oct 20, 2013 at midnight

I came here thinking the contest was still running. This is partly due in fact to the email I received only on the 22nd, two days after the contest ended, however the email stated there was 1 week left? A post from Marty on the 22nd, mentions an extension of one day, not 1 week.

Can someone please clarify exactly when the deadline really is?

Riverside Reptiles
10-26-2013, 12:36 AM
Maureen, the original email announcing the contest was sent out on Oct. 15th.
The original deadline was the 20th. And Marty extended it to the 22nd.
Sorry if you missed it. :( We do try to make sure that as many people as possible are notified.
Myself and most of the mods even posted several times on our Facebook pages.

Harry800
10-26-2013, 08:39 AM
To bad the contest is over :(
I had some real nice pictures of one of my leopard gecko's261802618126182.

Hannibal
10-28-2013, 08:37 PM
Hey Ethan, FYI - just got another email dated today starting there is 1 week left to submit photos for the contest. Is there a glitch in the automated email alerter? If you need a copy of the email I received or my address to check into this, just let me know. Andi

Riverside Reptiles
10-29-2013, 11:41 PM
Very odd Andi. It may be because of the fact that it's sent out as a mass email. This makes can cause some spam filters to react poorly. I will let Marty know about the issues though. He deals with all of the technical end of things around here.

Elizabeth Freer
10-30-2013, 03:23 AM
Hey Ethan, FYI - just got another email dated today starting there is 1 week left to submit photos for the contest. Is there a glitch in the automated email alerter? If you need a copy of the email I received or my address to check into this, just let me know. Andi


Very odd Andi. It may be because of the fact that it's sent out as a mass email. This makes can cause some spam filters to react poorly. I will let Marty know about the issues though. He deals with all of the technical end of things around here.

Yes, Andi, I reported this glitch first to Ethan and then to Marty a couple days prior to posting this thread on October 19th. Likes and thanks are getting through. For sure neither emails nor PMs are getting through.

http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/forum-feedback-trouble-shooting/71662-e-mail-auto-notifications-posts-not-coming-through.html

There is only so much time for all of us. Certainly is extremely helpful for the auto-email notifications to be working and not to need to manually hunt up replies to the threads to which we have subscribed.

Definitely unfortunate that this glitch seems to have delayed notifications to people regarding the 2014 calendar.

Riverside Reptiles
10-30-2013, 02:37 PM
Ok folks, because we love you (most of you anyways), and we want everyone to have a chance to enter their photos and it seems that there's been email issues, I have convinced Marty to open the contest back up until midnight on Sunday (Nov. 3rd). This is IT though. No more extensions will be made beyond Sunday. So, if you want to submit your photos, do it now or forever hold your peace (or at least until next year).
PLEASE make sure to follow the rules or your entry WILL NOT count!!! Remember, entries need to be EMAILED not posted in this thread. All of the rules are posted at the beginning of this thread.

geckocrazygirl
10-31-2013, 01:47 PM
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Scientific Name: Eublepharis macularius
Ziggy and Ziggy & Chicky :)

Tamara
10-31-2013, 02:27 PM
Guess the red stil wasn't bright enough... :)

Riverside Reptiles
11-01-2013, 04:56 PM
Guess the red stil wasn't bright enough... :)

Obviously that's not the only thing that isn't bright enough!

Cavvy
11-02-2013, 09:57 AM
hope, it's not too late ;-)

1.
C.Ciliatus
Anna Derleta
~Cavvy
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2.
Gehyra Marginata
Anna Derleta
~Cavvy
26309

Elizabeth Freer
11-02-2013, 02:29 PM
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Scientific Name: Eublepharis macularius
Ziggy and Ziggy & Chicky :)


hope, it's not too late ;-)

1.
C.Ciliatus
Anna Derleta
~Cavvy
26308
2.
Gehyra Marginata
Anna Derleta
~Cavvy
26309



& any others who've posted their submissions directly to this thread:

Send email to 2014@geckosunlimited.com to properly submit your entry!

"Very Important: Please email any calendar entries only to
2014@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 2014@geckosunlimited.com so use only that address for sending photos."

Further details can be found on post #1 of this thread.

Cavvy
11-02-2013, 05:25 PM
I've already sent 2 e-mails ( now 3rd is going, but from other account ).

JaySteel
11-03-2013, 02:18 PM
Email has been sent. My one and only entry photographed (wide-angle) wild in Southern Spain earlier this year:

http://imageshack.us/a/img577/7162/7qa1.jpg

Tarentola mauritanica (Moorish / Crocodile Gecko)

Jason

Piatchie
11-03-2013, 02:36 PM
I sent mine but didn't get a confirmation that it went through.....hope my guy makes it!

JaySteel
11-03-2013, 02:44 PM
I didn't get a confirmation email either. But then my post showing a 640 pixel version on here (as rules suggest) didn't show up either as it needs approval first :(

Jason

Elizabeth Freer
11-03-2013, 07:40 PM
I didn't get a confirmation email either. But then my post showing a 640 pixel version on here (as rules suggest) didn't show up either as it needs approval first :(

Jason


Gorgeous photo, Jason. Love your perspective! :banana:

Happy that you've begun to post, since it seems you've been a member since February 2010.

zuper8
11-03-2013, 07:52 PM
Not too high quality, but nothing to lose...

Species: Gekko gekko
Name: Rachael C.
Username: zuper8

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h247/zuper8/housegecko1.jpg (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/zuper8/media/housegecko1.jpg.html)

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h247/zuper8/09-11-13040.jpg (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/zuper8/media/09-11-13040.jpg.html)

Elizabeth Freer
11-03-2013, 08:10 PM
zuper8 ~

Did you submit the above via email to 2014@geckosunlimited .com? That's the only way your entries will be valid.

KBenker
11-03-2013, 09:48 PM
I just saw this today - probably too late to be in the contest. Did a little photo session with my oedura monilis and thought this would be a cute pic.26351

Riverside Reptiles
11-03-2013, 10:28 PM
Ok folks, just an hour and a half left to enter your pics.
Remember, you MUST email the pics to 2014@geckosunlimited .com
And you must make sure that it complies with all of the other rules posted at the very beginning of this thread.

Riverside Reptiles
11-04-2013, 11:29 AM
OK......the picture submission part of the contest is officially CLOSED!

Voting for the winner will begin as soon as Marty can put together all of the entries and get them posted on here. So keep your eyes open for stage 2 of the contest!

pgosling
11-04-2013, 03:35 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8129/8703325277_660ed3ac18_c_d.jpg

Ned - Leopard Gecko
Eublepharis Macularius

Elizabeth Freer
11-04-2013, 05:55 PM
Gorgeous photo of leo Ned, Peter. :banana:

Hope you submitted it via 2014@geckosunlimited.com by midnight Eastern USA time 3 November. If not, how about trying next year?

JaySteel
11-05-2013, 12:05 AM
Gorgeous photo, Jason. Love your perspective! :banana:

Happy that you've begun to post, since it seems you've been a member since February 2010.

Thanks. I thought I had posted previously but obviously I was wrong.

I had photographed these geckos in Spain many times whilst on holiday in 2011 but this year I wanted to get a wide-angle shot showing the gecko in its natural environment.

Jason

pgosling
11-05-2013, 02:20 AM
Gorgeous photo of leo Ned, Peter. :banana:

Hope you submitted it via 2014@geckosunlimited.com by midnight Eastern USA time 3 November. If not, how about trying next year?

Not sure if I made it or not?

I received and email yesterday and then entered so I think I may have actually got an email about entering the comp AFTER it had already closed!!!!!

Elizabeth Freer
11-05-2013, 05:46 AM
Thanks. I thought I had posted previously but obviously I was wrong.

I had photographed these geckos in Spain many times whilst on holiday in 2011 but this year I wanted to get a wide-angle shot showing the gecko in its natural environment.

Jason

You're welcome, Jason. You did great! I am impressed on how "huge" this Tarentola mauritanica appears! About what size was it?

JaySteel
11-05-2013, 08:11 AM
It was a fair size. It probably had a body length of about 3.5 - 4 inches plus the tail.

Jason

kouneli
11-05-2013, 10:09 AM
Not sure if I made it or not?

I received and email yesterday and then entered so I think I may have actually got an email about entering the comp AFTER it had already closed!!!!!

Same here...otherwise I wouldn't have noticed it. Quite annoyed at the moment, since I got the email saying "Only 1 week left so dig out those amazing photos." This was sent at 1:53AM today. I started going through the motions thinking that it was still on (even after reading the original deadline of Oct. 20). "Maybe they didn't get enough entries, so that's why they extended the deadline to a week from now".

Gymcie
11-05-2013, 12:23 PM
Should we send the pictures in separate emails? Not sure if it is better or worse.. lol I have my 2 picked out, although one may be thrown out, it's a great picture but there's something in the background that sort of ruins the picture. /: it was one of those moment I had to capture, but didn't think about the surrounding area, and turned out to be a great picture. Oh well. Lol I will share them here in this post too.2637026371

Cavvy
11-05-2013, 04:54 PM
Huh I still don't get any confirmation email :(

JaySteel
11-06-2013, 04:53 PM
it's a great picture but there's something in the background that sort of ruins the picture.2637026371

If you want to email me the full size photo then I'll remove the part that's bothering you with Photoshop.
jay.steel@ntlworld.com

Jason

JaySteel
11-06-2013, 05:00 PM
but there's something in the background that sort of ruins the picture.2637026371


If you want to send me the full size image then I'll remove the part of the background that's bothering you using Photoshop.

Jason

masavard18
11-07-2013, 11:47 AM
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Scientific name: rhacodactylus ciliatus
Name: mattie
Username: masavard18

Peakone
11-07-2013, 02:11 PM
Scientific name: Ptychozoon kuhli
Name: Ivan Delev
Username: Peakone
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GeckPhotographer
11-07-2013, 07:12 PM
Hahahaha you can say Email Malfunction again, I didn't receive the notification email until the 5th of November, after the 2nd extended deadline. :P Oh well, miss out this year, it happens.

Awag
11-08-2013, 12:20 PM
I think these pictures are not good enough because my hand is in them, but oh well. :) if I have to send bigger pictures I can send it by email. Thanks all for the opportunity to submit my photos!

kouneli
11-08-2013, 12:40 PM
So is this still going on?

slavaken
11-08-2013, 12:48 PM
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Riverside Reptiles
11-08-2013, 12:54 PM
OK......the picture submission part of the contest is officially CLOSED!

Voting for the winner will begin as soon as Marty can put together all of the entries and get them posted on here. So keep your eyes open for stage 2 of the contest!


Again...the picture submission part of this contest is CLOSED!!!!

Peakone
11-08-2013, 02:19 PM
Then why i recieved an invitation by email yesterday :shock:

Elizabeth Freer
11-08-2013, 02:23 PM
Then why i recieved an invitation by email yesterday :shock:

For whatever reason, many of us have been having trouble with auto email notifications since about October 15th. Mostly email notifications have NOT been getting through.

Here is what Ethan suggests:

http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/forum-feedback-trouble-shooting/71944-you-having-problems-receiving-email-notifications-threads-likes-thanks.html#post410202

Leogal
11-08-2013, 06:41 PM
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Riverside Reptiles
11-08-2013, 11:59 PM
Again...the picture submission part of this contest is CLOSED!!!!

We understand that there was an issue with some people not getting the email until it was too late.
We have extended the deadline twice now to accommodate for this.
We apologize, but at some point we just have to shut it down so we can get to the actual voting and pick the photos for the calendar before it gets too late in the year! I'm going to lock this thread at this point, and we will start a new one in the very near future that will allow everyone to vote on the photos that were submitted. Thanks for your understanding!

Marty
12-04-2013, 11:39 PM
Calendars are finally here. Click the calendar ad on the left sidebar.