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2015 Calendar Submissions
Sep 21st, 2014 at 12:30pm
 
Hey Folks,
Yes, it's that time of the year again.

This gives you about a month to get a good, high resolution photo of your best work of 2014.

Anything turned this year (2014) is eligible.

Deadline to get your photo(s) in is Midnight Friday, October 24, 2014 (Pacific Time) Noon EDT, Saturday, November 1, 2014.


Voting will begin on Sunday, October 26, 2014 November 2 and close Midnight Saturday, November 1, 2014 November 8 (Pacific Time). A link will be provided later for voting.  To have your photos part of the voting process, I will need a high resolution version no later than Friday, October 24 30, 2014.

The calendars should be ready around Thanksgiving for Christmas shopping.


To Enter and have your submissions approved, please read the following carefully.

● Contest is open to all WR Members.

● Each member can enter a maximum of 3 photos.

● Photos that are are low resolution, out of focus, have distracting backgrounds or do not fit into a woodturning calendar will not be accepted.

● Make a copy of your file and reduce the resolution to a maximum of 75k. Place your low resolution image(s) in the 2015 WR Calendar Album in the Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register. Save the high resolution image(s) for me.

● As the submissions are entered into the gallery, I will notify you if they are approved or rejected. If they are approved, I will then ask you to email me the high resolution version of your turnings. Do Not Send Me Photos Until I Ask For them

● Image must fit nicely in a landscape frame measuring 10" wide by 7.5". Tall skinny portrait photos will not be accepted 

IMPORTANT:
Please rename the files with your name and project name such as "your_name_project_name.jpg".  Files named DSN_123.jpg or something similar will not be accepted. Please, make it easy for me.

Take a look at our calendars from years past
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A couple of tips on photographing turnings and having your images accepted:


● Make sure your image is in focus.

● Set your camera on it's highest resolution setting, which means you'll get the biggest file your camera can provide. It is not unusual for files to exceed 3 meg or even 5 meg. Remember these images will be reproduced to fit into a 9.5" x 7" image area, enlarging small images to fit will make them grainy.

● Send in the unaltered files. Do not crop, edit or manipulate the image in anyway. Photos that are altered will be rejected.

● Enlarging photos from 72 dpi to 300 dpi doesn't work, all you get is a grainy bloated file that will print poorly.

● Use a light tent to diffuse light and soften shadows.

● Use backgrounds like neutral gray or white. Gradient backgrounds look best. Grey would be the second choice.

● Avoid the "The Kitchen Table" pose with the poor lighting, multiple textures and background colors that can obscure the subject & cause color reflections that aren't true to life.

● Photos with seams in the background will be rejected.

● Photos with blue backgrounds will be rejected.

● Avoid having the subject right next to the edges, I may need that extra space to work with.

● Frame the photo so that the subject has some space on all sides. I may need to rotate and crop as needed. If the subject is right against an edge I won't have any room to work and your image may be disqualified.

● If possible, try to photograph the profile & upper portion in the same shot. Using an angle that just barely shows the rim opening helps the viewer see the full form as well as the thickness/finish quality of the inside.


Check List For Your Submissions To Be Approved:


Must be in focus
Unaltered files.
No blue backgrounds
Clean Backgrounds with no seams
No wrinkled sheets background
Avoid having the subject right next to the edges
No Hot Spots (bright light reflections)
File is properly named "your name_project name.jpg" ie: Ron_Sardo_platter.jpg
The file must be a tif or a jpg. Contact me about other file types before emailing them to me.
Image must fit nicely in a landscape frame measuring 10" wide by 7.5" tall
Must be a high resolution photo.


Good Luck.
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Re: 2015 Calendar Submissions
Reply #1 - Oct 9th, 2014 at 8:42am
 
Only two weeks left
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Reply #2 - Oct 9th, 2014 at 8:50am
 
I'm going to submit this year.  Just have to figure out the three I want to submit Smiley
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Re: 2015 Calendar Submissions
Reply #3 - Oct 13th, 2014 at 10:12am
 
Deadline to get your photo(s) in is Midnight Friday, October 24, 2014 (Pacific Time).

Time is running out, let's get some more entries everyone.
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Reply #4 - Oct 14th, 2014 at 8:33am
 
ONLY 10 DAYS LEFT
Deadline to get your photo(s) in is Midnight Friday, October 24, 2014 (Pacific Time)

We need more photos everyone
We only have 5 approved photos as of now. I have seen many projects over the past year that would look great in a calendar. Only one full weekend left to finish up and get a good quality photo submitted.
Remember, Contest is open to all WR Members.
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Reply #5 - Oct 14th, 2014 at 9:21am
 
I will post this weekend.
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Reply #6 - Oct 15th, 2014 at 9:18am
 
ONLY 9 DAYS LEFT
Deadline to get your photo(s) in is Midnight Friday, October 24, 2014 (Pacific Time)

Time is running out!
We still only have 5 approved photos from three different members. I know those pieces are out there, so let's get some photos submitted.  Smiley
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Reply #7 - Oct 16th, 2014 at 8:38am
 
If I'm correct the Calendar also is a fundraiser for the Woodturners Resource site  Smiley
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Reply #8 - Oct 16th, 2014 at 9:31am
 
ONLY 8 DAYS LEFT
Deadline to get your photo(s) in is Midnight Friday, October 24, 2014 (Pacific Time

We had a few more photos submitted yesterday but we still need more.
Buck Nemitt wrote on Oct 16th, 2014 at 8:38am:
If I'm correct the Calendar also is a fundraiser for the Woodturners Resource site  Smiley

You're right Buck, it will help the site.
Remember, anything turned in 2014 is eligible, it doesn't have to be new.
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Reply #9 - Oct 17th, 2014 at 5:19pm
 
ONLy 1 WEEK LEFT
Deadline to get your photo(s) in is Midnight Friday, October 24, 2014 (Pacific Time

Time to get out to the shop this weekend and put the finishing touches on those pieces.
Some others have already posted great pieces earlier in the year, let's get them submitted.
Don't miss out on a chance for your piece to be chosen for the calendar and support WR at the same time.
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Reply #10 - Oct 20th, 2014 at 8:58am
 
ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT!

Thanks to those who have already submitted their photo's.  Smiley
There are only 5 days remaining to get a photo submitted for the 2015 calendar.
I know there are many great pieces out there, you need to get them posted.
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Reply #11 - Oct 22nd, 2014 at 9:59am
 
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

You only have a little more than two days remaining to get those photos submitted.
We still need more entries, I know they're out there but you need to submit them in the 2015 WR Calendar gallery.
If you don't want to enter one of your pieces, maybe you can convince another member to enter one of theirs. Look back through the gallery for 2014, plenty to choose from.
As of now we only have 7 different members entered, surely we can get more than that.
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Reply #12 - Oct 25th, 2014 at 8:32am
 
In years past we've always had a great turnout with plenty of excellent work being presented. Woodturners Resource is the only place were you have a chance to get your work shown in a calendar and the only place you can purchase one to proudly display in your home or office.

As of this morning we only have 9 contestants, to make calendar work we need twelve different individuals to participate, to have a real contest we need a few more than that. Without your help the 2015 calendar won't happen. Please lets make this work.

I'm going to move up the deadline until Noon EDT November 1st in hopes that we may get a more contestants.
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Reply #13 - Oct 25th, 2014 at 8:52am
 
Come on everyone!!! I know there are a lot of great turners in WR that have not submitted anything yet.  Let's keep the tradition alive.  Post your pictures and let's make this happen.
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Reply #14 - Oct 26th, 2014 at 11:07am
 
Running Out Of Time

We need at the very least 3 more submissions. We haven't had any activity since Wednesday.
Matthew Little, you need to send your Hi-res photos to Ron for final approval.

There are plenty of members here at WR that have made wonderful pieces that would look great on a calendar.
Please, take a few minutes and submit a piece that maybe you turned earlier in the year or get that last minute piece finished up. It would be quite sad, if with our several thousand members that we couldn't get a dozen or so to post pictures for a calendar.
These calendars make great gifts and are great keepsakes of fine woodturnings.
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