2016 CALENDAR CONTEST RULES!!!

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Yvonne G

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It is time for our seventh Annual Tortoise Forum Calendar Photo Contest and the 2016 Edition of our much sought after Tortoise Forum Calendar! For those who are not familiar with this annual tradition, toward the end of the year we hold a contest where all members are encouraged to submit their best tortoise photo. Then we all vote for our favorites, which are then published in a Tortoise Forum Calendar.

A $100 gift card will be awarded to the #1 vote-getter courtesy of TortoiseSupply.com! Thank you @TylerStewart and Tortoise Supply!


You must have been a member from BEFORE Aug 1, 2015 to enter this contest.

Please, only ONE entry per household.

Entries should be submitted from now until Wednesday, Sept 30 @ 11:59PM PST after which the voting will begin. Photos will be displayed on October 1, 2015 until the 5th of October for you to be sure your entry is showing. Participants use this time to ensure their photo is a valid entry in the contest. Voting will run for one week, from Tuesday, October 6 through Tuesday October 13th.

The 12 photos with the most votes will be printed in the 2016 Tortoise Forum Calendar along with a collage of ALL of this year's entries. If there is a tie for the 12th position, we will hold a tie-breaker contest. The picture with the most votes will be on the cover of the calendar.

- Your photo must be of a living turtle or tortoise, any species will do.

- You must be the sole owner of the photo you submit. Do not submit a photo that belongs to someone else.

- Only one submission per member. Choose your photo carefully - you may not change it once it's submitted.

- Photo placement in the calendar will be random.

-The photo original must be at least 5 megapixels, so that it can be printed at an 8.5"x11" size. Your photo will be thrown out if it does not meet this requirement. DO NOT re-size your picture. (To find megapixels, multiply the length of your image, in pixels, by the height. ex. an 2592 x 1936 pixel image is roughly 5 megapixels. This is the minimum size your image should be when taken; resizing your image to meet these dimensions may result in your image being of unacceptable quality.) This is important because small digital photos cannot be blown up and still look nice.

- No photoshopping is allowed.

- No photo that has been used in other contests may be entered.

- All photos must be submitted by Wednesday, Sept 30, 2015 @ 11:59PM PST.

We will not be publishing the submitted photos until the submission date has passed. Then you will have five days, Oct. 1 - 5) to make sure your photo is showing on a special pre-voting thread we will make. Voting will begin on October 6, 2015.


To enter, email your 5 megapixel (or larger) photo to:

[email protected]

Please use the following format when submitting your photo:

Subject: 2016 Calendar Contest
Tortoise Name: [Your Tort's Name Here]
Tortoise Species: [Your Tort's Species Here]
Taken by: [Your Name Here - be sure you use your TFO ID and then your real name, if you wish]
[Your Photo Here]

Be sure the entry is the correct 5 megapixel or larger size.

Thanks for your participation and enthusiasm in continuing this great tradition! May the best photos win!
 
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cyan

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Entries should be submitted from now until Wednesday, Sept 30 @ 11:59PM PST after which the voting will begin. Photos will be displayed on October 1, 2015until the 5th of October for you to be sure your entry is showing. Participants use this time to ensure their photo is a valid entry in the contest. Voting will run for one week, from Monday, October 5 through Monday October 12.

We will not be publishing the submitted photos until the submission date has passed. Then you will have nine days, Oct. 1 - 9) to make sure your photo is showing on a special pre-voting thread we will make. Voting will begin on October 10, 2015.



@yvonne Which dates are correct??
 

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which date are you referring to?
The two paragraphs I quoted have different sets of dates listed. One says voting is Oct 5th to 12th. The other says voting begins on Oct 10th.
 

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Looks like it's time for some glamour shots. I hope Vern and Ruby are up for it. :p
 

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most smart phones nowadays have a high pixel count for their pictures check the specs to be sure
 
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Winner on the cover????? I'm not surprised. Too bad he's dead now.
 
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