This competition is to choose the photographs for the 2013 calendar, which will be available through the Cavalier Matters gift shop
Tania is very kindly taking the calendar to Discover Dogs, and we are hoping to sell copies at various veterinary surgeries too - so your winning photos will be seen by thousands of people!!
There will be an entry fee of £2 per photo or 3 for £5, and together with the proceeds from the sale of the calendar, this will be divided between Rupert's Fund, the Cavalier Collection Scheme [run by Margaret Carter and Tania Ledger] and Cavalier Rescue
**PLEASE READ THE RULES CAREFULLY***
Each photo can only be entered ONCE into the competition.
Photos can only have minor digital enhancement [sharpening, contrast, cropping] EXCEPT for photos entered into the "Digitally Manipulated" Class.
You can enter more than one photo per month.
Photos should be in focus, ideally on the eyes
Photos should be in landscape format
**You must own the copyright to the photo
ie it MUST have been taken by yourself, or a family member or friend - entered with their permission. Professional photos [taken at pet shops, studios etc] are NOT eligible. By entering, you are allowing us to use the photo for the calendars and promotion of the calendar - you retain the copyright. The competition is open to all members of the forum and members of the Companion Cavalier Club in all countries.
The winner and a runner up for each month will each receive a very special rosette.
When you submit an entry by posting on to the board, you must ensure that you have a file of sufficient size, either in JPG or ZIP format, minimum size of 2mb, max 3mb.
**You must be able to submit your photo to me within one week of the results being announced, otherwise it will not be possible to reproduce it on the calendar and another photo will be chosen** Photos taken on a mobile 'phone are not of a sufficient size
The themes for each month are:
January - Snow
February - Loving
March - Spring
April - Prettiest girl
May - Handsomest boy
June - Cavaliers at play
July - Digitally Manipulated images
August - Cavaliers and their companions
September - Happiest Cavalier
October - Autumn
November – Oldies but goodies [over 7s]
December - Christmas
** All images to feature Cavaliers only please, except for August. **
The photographs will be chosen by two independent judges and will be on the appeal of the photo rather than technical merit. We have two very special judges this year, Sandra and Sally, who are enthusiastic supporters and fund raisers for Rupert's Fund.
Payment for entries is to be by Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
– account is in the name of Trevor Hughes [so that I can ensure all entries have been paid for at the close of the competition], alternatively by cheque or a bankers draft in pounds sterling payable to "Syringomyelia DNA Research" [please e-mail me for the address to send them to].
If paying by Paypal, to help us please could you add a wee bit to cover their fees?
For us to receive £1, you need to pay £1.24
£5 send £5.38
£10 send £10.56
£12 send £12.63
helps with calculations.
Please quote your board name, and your full name and address with your entry. Thank you.
######CLOSING DATE 9pm BST on Thursday 11th July ######
PLEASE NOW REREAD THE ABOVE, AS ANY IMAGES NOT FOLLOWING THE RULES WILL SADLY NOT BE ENTERED FOR JUDGING.
Any queries, please e-mail me at RupertsFund@idnet.com