Yes it is that time of the year again and I thought I might make a suggestion: if someone wants to run the picture competition over the month of September, I could put the images onto calendars through Cafepress. That way, people can order directly online, and as I have a cafepress shop account, money would go to rescue that way. Then the postage, shipping etc is taken care of through the online ordering process and people can pick from three different calender models: a regualr size, a large size, or an oversized version.
Once people get the images for each month decided, they can email the winnig images to me and I'll get the calenders set up for orders.
This gets all the hassle out of an individual's hair. Kirsty has done a stellar job on this with a lot of attendant hassle, over the past couple of years. It will be nice for her to not have to organise this again but I also know how popular the calendar is with everyone.
There is also an option to do two different calendars if people want!
You can see the calendar models here:
I can also use the same winning images for notecards or other items if peope are interested. I have had a store for ages for rescue, but never got around to putting anything into it (I always have good intentions!).
Now to make this work I'd really need people to ragnise the compeition for the month of Sept and MUST have the winning images for October 1st. I want to make sure people have plenty of time to order the calendars before the holidays -- but the great thing is, you will be able to order anytime.
As there's also a UK base store we can do the calendar for ordering from with the UK or US.
So talk amongst yourselves and let me know what you think!