Other Poultry 2018 Calendar - Pics & Pre-Orders-Closed for Submissions

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Nifty-Chicken, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    After a lot of help and encouragement from @Debs Flock and others, we've decided to do a run of 2018 "Other Poultry" calendars!

    High-Level Info:
    1. We need you to submit your pics for the calendar (more details below)
    2. We need at least 50 pre-orders to make this calendar. Pre-orders can be placed here:
    (NOTE: The store uses a completely different login / account system, so you'll need to setup an account there)

    **Deadline for pic submissions is September 15**

    Submit your pictures to this next year's calendar:

    1) Find a HIGH RESOLUTION (at LEAST 3,000 pixels wide & 2,000 pixels tall) 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 4 submissions per user, so choose your very best pictures!! [​IMG]

    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 resize your picture when you upload it, so make sure you have/keep the full sized image if in case your photo is selected.

    We're looking forward to your wonderful picture submissions!!!


    A few notes:
    1. We've been known to send a free calendar to those who get their pics chosen... so, maybe it will happen again this year. [​IMG]
    2. Remember, only 4 submissions per member, and make sure you have VERY HIGH RESOLUTION images that we can use for print!
    3. Regarding copyright & license: We are very sensitive and careful about respecting copyright of other peeps' work. We want to make sure we have your permission to use the photo for the calendar and for other BYC related uses. You retain ownership of your image and can continue to use it however you want. By submitting your pictures to this thread you are simply granting BYC license to use the images for BYC related purposes.
    Regarding contest timing, judging, etc:

    Here's how the judging process will probably work:
    1. Our team will go through and filter out all the submissions that don't meet the requirements for the calendar (takes about two weeks after the deadline for submissions)
    2. We'll gather all the links to the images together and we'll go through and rate the pictures (I'm guessing it will probably be around 100+ pictures and take a couple weeks)
    3. 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)
    4. Then the images go into the design and printing process and head into our store (about 3-5 weeks)
    5. We hope to have the calendars in our store by the end of October!
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2017
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    Maybe someone can explain this better, but the best chance of having your picture chosen is to submit pictures taken in landscape mode, *not* portrait mode.
  3. Steven Mazzo

    Steven Mazzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2017
    North Babylon NY
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    Here is my beautiful baby Lucky born 5/24/17 with the help of hundreds of BYC members. I would never have been able to hatch her without them. Take a look at my thread. "I have no idea what I'm doing" for her entire story. One of the most popular threads on BYC. Here are two pics. One at three days old and the other at about 7 weeks old. Thank you

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    Here is one of the pics resized. I hope this size is good. Please let me know. Thanks
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  4. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 29, 2014
    New Zealand
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    We have a pair of wild mallards that come to visit each year. They hang out at our place because they get fed and there's a stormwater culvert running along the back of our property where they can swim. They reappeared a couple of days ago - I was so pleased to see them. It's been so wet here our backyard is basically a swamp. So they are having fun dabbling in the puddles looking for bugs/worms (I'm assuming) in the mud.

    I thought I'd submit a photo of the drake as he's rather gorgeous and pretty tolerant of the kids. He has earned the name of Mr Muddyface though.
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    Not submissions but here's the reason for the name:
    Mr Mud.jpg
    Now I understand the saying "Up to my eyeballs in mud"!
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    Last two submissions - Button Quail:


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  5. Michael Cout80

    Michael Cout80 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2017
    North Babylon, NY
    IMG_1225.JPG IMG_1545.JPG Here are two pics of Lucky at a week old and 9 weeks. She has brought us joy and happiness. We hope she will make the calendar! ❤
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2017
  6. signmom3

    signmom3 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 8, 2016
    I reposted a picture of my Blue India Peacock because we think the picture that was sent to us was pulled off the Internet and I don't want to break any rules. So this is Caesar. 14344925_10209746816604264_6051754326833279827_n.jpg
  7. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee



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  8. Chickielady

    Chickielady Spiritwood Farms Premium Member

    Mar 10, 2010
    Raymond, WA
    My Coop
  9. Little Chicken Girl

    Little Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2017
    fullsizeoutput_29b.jpeg This is one of my entries. I am the writer behind thewayofthechicken.com if any of you would like to take a peek at my site. I have many more beautiful photos but sadly, next to none are the recommended resolution.:p They are all like the one above: around 2000 wide. The featured gal in this pic is Marion, a Golden laced polish pullet. :)
    DarkWater1929 and Leighe like this.
  10. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Too Many Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 1, 2015

    Here's my first entry.



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