UPDATE: We'll be closing this to new submission at the end of the day Monday 9/30 We need your BEST Chicken Pics!!! Ok, am I the only one feeling weird about starting this thread?!? I mean, wasn't it 2013 New Year's just a few weeks ago!?!? We're getting getting started a bit earlier this time to make sure everyone gets a chance to enter their pics into the contest! We're not sure when we're going to close off the submissions, but we'll definitely keep everyone posted in this thread once we determine a submission deadline. Submit your pictures to this next year's calendar: 1) Find a HIGH RESOLUTION picture that is very clear, clean, and doesn't have people in it. 2) Reply and upload your picture to this thread. 3) No watermarks, text, etc. on the image 4) By submitting your pictures you agree that you are granting BYC license to edit and use the images in the calendar, promotions, and for other BYC purposes, etc. 5) Limit of 2 submissions per user, so choose your very best pictures!! Remember, make sure you have a clear high resolution image (at LEAST 3,000 pixels wide and 2,000 pixels tall... but even higher resolution is better)! Our system will create a thumbnail of your image, but the full sized image is still maintained and kept on our system. Here is an image of our 2011 calendar pics: Looking forward to your wonderful picture submissions!!! A few notes: We've been known to send a free calendar to those who get their pics chosen... so, maybe it will happen again this year. Remember, only 2 submissions per member, and make sure you upload VERY HIGH RESOLUTION images that we can use for print! Regarding copyright & license: We are very sensitive and careful about respecting copyright of other peeps' work. We want to make sure we have explicit permission to use the photo for the calendar and for other BYC related uses. You retain your ownership of the image and can use it however you want. You're simply granting BYC use of the image for BYC related purposes. Regarding contest timing, judging, etc: Once we get a lot of submissions we'll begin the judging process. Here's how the judging process will probably work: Our team will go through and filter out all the submissions that don't meet the requirements for the calendar (takes about a week after the deadline for submissions) We'll gather all the links to the images together and we'll have our entire community go through and rate the pictures (I'm guessing it will probably be around 100+ pictures and take a week) Once all the pictures are rated, our team will review the top submissions and choose the 13+ images that will end up in the calendar. (about a week) Then the images go into the design and printing process and head into our store (about 3-5 weeks) We hope to have the calendars in our store by the end of October!