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2020 Tortoise Forum Calendar Contest?

Discussion in 'Tortoise Forum Contests' started by Redfoot NERD, Oct 8, 2019.

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  1. Redfoot NERD

    Redfoot NERD Well-Known Member 10 Year Member!

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    Not one this year?

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    I wasn't eligible last year, and was hoping to submit some this year....

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    I sure hope we have one again! :)
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Redfoot NERD Well-Known Member 10 Year Member!

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    Doesn't seem to be important anymore.. does it? Selling ad-space sure is!!!
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Keeping the Forum online isn't cheap. The ads help pay for that.

    There are always a few members who really want a contest or a calendar or a T-shirt, but when push comes to shove they have any old excuse for not participating. Putting together a contest for a calendar is a lot of work, getting pictures ready, contacting back those members who don't send in the correctly formatted pictures, making a layout and then paying someone to actually make the calendar doesn't generate enough revenue to make it worthwhile. The price charged for each calendar sold pays for having the calendars made. Most people don't want to spend that much money on a calendar, so sales are slow and often there are calendars left unsold. We usually have to beg people to participate in order to get the necessary 12 pictures for one each month. If Josh decided to not have a calendar contest this year, I totally understand. I handled the contest one year, and even with the help of the other moderators, it was a big job and one I'm not ready to ever do again.
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    I always felt like there was a LOT of participation. I’ve entered every year since about 2012/2013. We only got in the calendar once but still entered every year. I always saw it as a highlight of tortoise forum.

    I can see sales struggle because I only bought twice. Once when we got a month and once when we were on the back. I didn’t the other times we were on the back. Holidays are tough. I can’t even begin to imagine trying to run such a contest. So while I’m sad there seems to not be one this year I also completely understand.
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