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Our 6th Annual Calendar Contest Has Begun!

Posted by Erich Trapp on June 2, 2013

Tiny Turcan -- Featured Pup on February, 2013.

Tiny Turcan — Featured Pup on February, 2013.

Just look at that face. That’s Tiny Turcan, one of the winners of last year’s 2 Million Dogs’ Cancer Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down calendar contest.

Honor your canine cancer hero and contribute to our ongoing mission to fund cutting-edge research.

We have our first entries! Don’t wait until the last minute to enter!

This will be the sixth year that 2 Million Dogs will produce our beautiful calendar. We encourage everyone to participate!

So, how does it work? Starting June 3rd (that’s Monday), enter your dog into the contest. We gather your photo and story entries, publish them online for everyone to see and read, and then the voting begins. All entries must be in by midnight, CDT, on July 8th.

Who Can Enter? Anyone with a dog who currently has or has had cancer can enter. (Living or passed.)

What do you send and where? Send a high resolution digital photo of your dog and his or her story (about a paragraph) to Erich at erich@2milliondogs.org. If you have had more than one dog with cancer, you can enter more than one photo and story. 1 Meg resolution or greater for your photo is ideal for reproduction in our calendar. We accept the following photo file format: .jpg .  Please don’t forget to include the name of your dog, your name, and your email. And please don’t forget to send us your story. (Yes, sometimes that happens.) If you have entered before, we welcome you to enter again.

What happens then? When we receive your entry we’ll email you. If it needs corrections (story too long, photo too small) we will send you an email telling you.

How does it work? We’ll collect all the stories and photos throughout June through July 8.

How do we vote? On July 10th , we’ll post all the photos and stories to our Greater Giving web site here, where voting will begin. Voting continues to midnight CDT, August 8th.

Votes start at a minimum of $5.00 and increase in increments of $1.00 after that.  Each time you log in to vote, the minimum is $5.00. (For example, $5 = 5 votes.  $25 = 25 votes. You get the picture.) Whole dollars only please. The 13 dogs with the most votes win a month (or the cover) on this year’s calendar. And proceeds from your dollars help fund ground-breaking research with The Broad Institute.

Lily Lisle, last year's cover girl.

Lily Lisle, last year’s cover girl.

Your pup’s photo and story will provide inspiration for an entire month in the 2 Million Dogs’ 2014 Calendar. 

What makes our calendars unique? Every dog entered has his or her photo in the calendar. An entire section of the calendar is devoted to a gallery of photos of all the dogs entered. We also include all 13 of last year’s winners, and our calendar includes not only the regular holidays but dozens of special dog holidays like: Pet Cancer Awareness Month, National Puppy Day, Pet Theft Awareness Day, Take Your Dog to Work Day, World Animal Remembrance Month, etc. Our calendars are truly unique and one-of-a-kind keepsakes.

Encourage your family and friends to vote, July 10 to August 8.

We’re looking forward to meeting this year’s contestants!

Confused about photo image size? Here’s some help …

For your pet’s photo to look GREAT in the printed calendar, you will need to submit a high resolution image. We suggest submitting the LARGEST image size possible.  Here are some simple guidelines to help you determine image resolution.

Minimum file size of 1MB but the LARGER the file size the better

The same holds true if you are looking at the pixel size (ie: 1800 x 1200 pixels)– the LARGER the better

If you’re exporting your image from your iPhoto library on your MAC computer or phone, export/send as the LARGEST option

The example below shows high and low resolution images. You can view this information when you hover your mouse over the image on your PC computer.

example image001 from Christy

4 Responses to “Our 6th Annual Calendar Contest Has Begun!”

  1. […] this link to find out about the calendar contest and how to […]

  2. […] this link to find out about the calendar contest and how to […]

  3. Carol A. Vahl said

    How do I buy the 2014 calendar?cvahl1@rochester.rr.com

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