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    Default 2013 Calendar Contest


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    Time for 2013 Calendar contest.

    We've learned quite a bit from last years contest. Although people liked the calendars, consensus was that the calendar was a bit too large and although it worked well as a wall calendar, many of you wanted to use it on your desks too for keeping track of appointments. This year we will make it smaller in size, like the calendars we did few years back through cafe press. The large size made it more expensive to ship too. We also ordered way too many, which majorly hurt GU funding. This year we will try to get things optimized a little better.

    In addition a suggestion was made to offer advertising to vendors and businesses, so this year, we will try something new, a "flap" that will extend from the back cover, where businesses can place their logos. Space will be very limited and we may offer just a handful of these this year. These spots will be sold at first come basis



    The blue spots, is where the ads will go, each ad will be 500x200 (at 200dpi) in size and costs $100 each. These can be purchased for a limited time here.

    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.

    2013 Calendar will consist of 13 images (1 cover and 12 for individual months). At my discretion and cost, we may have an image for back cover too.

    All proceeds will go toward supporting GeckosUnlimited.

    Few images of the 2012 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 Sept 2nd, 2012 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
    2013calendar@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 2013calendar@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) 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)

    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.

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    Well I guess I haven't posted in so long I'm a new member now

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    People (procrastinators) keep in mind that's only two weeks to get your entry in!!!
    Hopefully people will get on the ball and submit some great pics this year!
    It seems like we always have a bunch of people that wait until the last minute to submit.
    The calendars always turn out awesome.
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    Default My images for the calendar

    I sent in two photos for the calendar but I am not sure they arrived properly.

    These are the photos I sent, re-sized for display on this thread. I hope I did this right.

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    hi, can i ask a question? i know the background of a picture is sort of like what pulls together a photo, i have some really good photos, but some of them my hand is in it, meaning the gecko is on my hand... is that okay? or should i just use ones of just the gecko by herself? i dont want to send in a picture that will not be chosen because of something simple like that? and also, can there be small edits? like blurred background? or sometimes i like to use the hdr effect to really make everything super bold...


    thank you

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    I'm one of the procrastinators! I decided to do it early though, I have other stuff to do as well and this didn't take long.
    I only wish I had some good pictures of Katsu (mt Tokay), but nope! He's still being shy.
    So, for the thread I made my pictures smaller. The Crested Gecko is Dmitri (first day I got him) and the Leopard Gecko is Ahriman, sometime about half a year ago-ish.
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    0.2.0.0 E. macularius
    1.0.0.0 R. ciliatus
    3.0.0.0 Betta splendens
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    I guess I'm too new to post a link

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    I submitted this one:
    DSC00492 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    2.3.0 Leopard geckos:
    0.1.0 Regular morph - Kalahari
    0.1.0 Hypotangerine - Sahara
    0.1.0 Blizzard - Cherish
    1.0.0 Regular morph - Danny Way
    1.0.0 Patternless - Lancelot

    Forever in my heart:
    Sundrop the beautiful spotted Leopard gecko. You were the sweetest pretty little lizard with the cutest attitude. I'll love you forever.

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    No one has answered my question yet! boo guess ill take new ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gymcie View Post
    hi, can i ask a question? i know the background of a picture is sort of like what pulls together a photo, i have some really good photos, but some of them my hand is in it, meaning the gecko is on my hand... is that okay? or should i just use ones of just the gecko by herself? i dont want to send in a picture that will not be chosen because of something simple like that? and also, can there be small edits? like blurred background? or sometimes i like to use the hdr effect to really make everything super bold...


    thank you
    Keep in mind that these pictures are going to be in a calendar in a large format that people are going to pay for. Then ask yourself if you would want the pic that you're submitting on such a calendar for yourself. As for small edits using photoshop, etc. I'm not sure...Marty would have to answer that.
    Ethan
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    GU's search feature ----> Geckos Unlimited - Search Forums

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