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2018 Tortoise Forum Calendar!

Discussion in 'Tortoise Forum Contests' started by jaizei, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. jaizei

    jaizei Unknown Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    It is time for our 8th Annual Tortoise Forum Calendar Photo Contest and the 2018 Edition of the beloved 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, who have joined BEFORE September 1st, are encouraged to submit their best tortoise photo. Then we will vote for our favorites, which are then published in a Tortoise Forum Calendar.

    Prizes for ALL 12 WINNERS are provided courtesy of TortoiseSupply.com! That's right, all winning photos will get a prize AND be featured in our calendar! Thank you @TylerStewart and Tortoise Supply!
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    1st Place gets $100 credit to TortoiseSupply.com!
    2nd Place gets $50 credit to TortoiseSupply.com!
    3rd Place gets $25 credit to TortoiseSupply.com!
    4th through 12th Place gets $10 credit to TortoiseSupply.com!
    (Prizes are non-transferable)

    You must have been a member from BEFORE September 1, 2017 to enter this contest.

    Entries should be submitted by September 25, 2017 after which the voting will begin. Upon submission, you will receive a confirmation that your entry has been received and is in an acceptable format. A thread with all entries will be created 2 days prior to voting to ensure that all entries will be displayed in the voting thread. If your entry is not in the thread, please alert a moderator prior to the start of voting. Voting will run from September 28 - October 5 2017.
    The 12 photos with the most votes will be printed in the 2018 Tortoise Forum Calendar along with a collage of ALL of this year's entries. If there is a tie, we will hold a brief tie-breaker contest. If the tie breaker ends in a tie, one moderator will hold back their vote, to be used as the tie breaker.

    - Your photo must be of a living tortoise, any species will do (turtles are OK, but keep in mind this is Tortoise Forum).

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    Please refrain from talking about which picture is yours or identifying any of the pictures, and it goes without saying - don't do any campaigning.

    - Also, for the sake of anonymity people cannot be in the pictures.

    - 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 household. Choose your photo carefully - you may not change it once it's submitted.


    - 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. (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 important because small digital photos cannot be blown up and still look nice.

    (To know the megapixels on any picture or any phone or any camera. Take a random pic using that device, after that using the computer, right click at the pic and search for details, you can see the (pixels) x (pixels) information. If the pic is in the phone, search for the option when the screen showing the picture, heads to details.
    How to know the megapixels, if it shows 1980 x 2561, times it. The result is 5,070,780 which means 5.07MEGAPIXELS. It means the pic is qualified.)

    - Please - no photoshopping.

    To enter, email your photo to:

    contests @ tortoiseforum.org (type it out with no spaces)

    Please use the following format when submitting your photo. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will NOT be accepted. No exceptions.

    Subject: 2018 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.] We will need your real name and email address in order to award the prizes.
    [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!

    Thanks for supporting Tortoise Forum!
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  2. Jes_Janelle

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    8.5 x 11 Horizontal or Vertical? :)
  3. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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  4. Josh

    Josh Ask questions, share answers, talk torts! TFO Admin 10 Year Member!

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  5. Josh

    Josh Ask questions, share answers, talk torts! TFO Admin 10 Year Member!

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    Come on folks we need more submissions!
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    Grandpa Turtle 144 Well-Known Member

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    Please let me up date my cell phone first ! I love the TFO and all the information and all the people I have met here . Thank you ! Please
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    JoesMum Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Not to iOS11 if you want to use the app. The app doesn't work in iOS11 :(
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    Grandpa Turtle 144 Well-Known Member

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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    So far we've received 4 entries. Cameron hasn't gotten back to me yet with if the pictures are ok or not, but when I hear from him I'll start a new thread entitled "Check Here If Your Picture Made It Into The Contest" If you're participating in the contest, be sure to keep an eye on that thread.
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    Grandpa Turtle 144 Well-Known Member

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    Thank Krisoff for the pic !
  11. Tidgy's Dad

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    I have entered but have not had confirmation.
    We are also all scared to talk about the competition and thus you will have fewer entries.
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  12. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    yes, we've received your entry, but I haven't heard yet from jaizei if the size is correct. @jaizei. ?

    Members email their entries. Jaizei checks the size. I make sure we have all the info we need, then put up the thread letting entrants know their picture has been received and accepted.
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    Tidgy's Dad Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. :)
    But obviously i need to know in order to do something about it if necessary.
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    Can the photo have more than one tortoise in it?
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    Tidgy's Dad Well-Known Member

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    Was okay last year.
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    Tidgy's Dad Well-Known Member

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    Right .
    I've done my bit.
    No decency shown.
    Thank you, no wonder you've only got a few entries this year.
  18. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    Jaizei hasn't been back to the Forum since Thursday evening. I'll email him.
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    Tidgy's Dad Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.
    I know he's 'irregular' , but what about newer members, who on earth decided Cameron was a good idea this year ?
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    I would enter but my torts not here yet..:(
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