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Hudson and Murphy say, “Send us your photos and stories!”

Posted by Erich Trapp on July 31, 2010

Do you have a dog who has passed away from cancer  or one who is currently fighting the disease? Please enter him or her into our yearly “Cancer Can’t Keep A Good Dog Down” Calendar Contest!

We’re collecting submission for the 2011 calendar starting April 1 through August 7.

For the last two years, 2 Dogs 2000 Miles has produced a beautiful calendar we call our “Cancer Can’t Keep A Good Dog Down” Calendar. We gather photos and stories from you, publish them online for everyone to see and read, and then the voting begins. Each vote is $1.00 and voting lasts for several weeks. The top 13 winners get to be featured in the calendar. BUT, the best part is that all dogs’ photos entered into the contest are printed in the calendar in our photo gallery. So all puppers’ beautiful faces can be enjoyed and shared all year long.

Last year’s proceeds went to three veterinary comparative oncology programs (Texas A&M University, Colorado State University, and Tufts University) and to 2dogs2000miles.org. The year before we contributed to Morris Animal Foundation. The proceeds from the 2011 calendar will again be distributed to worthy programs and our own 501c3 organization, 2 Million Dogs.

It’s really easy to participate.

What to send:

1 digital photo per dog: Please make sure the photo is at least a minimum of 500kb resolution. 1 meg resolution is ideal. We will not be able to accept any photos under 500kb resolutions as these do not duplicate well on the final calendar.

The following file formats are acceptable: .jpg and .gif. Please do NOT send them in a PDF or Microsoft .doc or .docx file as we cannot use these.

A 1 paragraph “story” about your dog: Tell us something special about your dog. Story length must be limited to 1000 characters or less. That’s 1000 characters not 1000 words. Characters include things like punctuation, spaces, and all those funny little symbols. Remember, every keystroke is considered a character.

(Want to know how many characters your paragraph has? Use this to check.

Please don’t forget to include the name of your dog, your name, and your email. When I receive your entry I will send you an email as soon as I can letting you know it was received. If it needs corrections (story too long, photo too small) I will tell you. It will be up to you to edit the paragraph and/or find another photo.

If you have more than one dog you’d like to enter into the contest, please do so! Same rules apply.

Just to clarify, only dogs who have or have had cancer are eligible.

Send your submission(s) to: sturmie1@gmail.com

Please note — The deadline has changed. You now have until Saturday, August 7 to send us your entries!

If you have any questions, please email: sturmie1@gmail.com.

With your help, we’ll make this the best calendar yet!

puppy up!

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