2018 Calendar

2018 Life is BetterWith a Bolo (2)

 

The American Bolognese Club will produce its Second Annual “Life is Better with a Bolo” Calendar! Just enter your favorite photo of your Bolognese for FREE to win one of 10 coveted spots (i.e., top 10 photos will be featured in full pages; remaining entries will be placed in full page collages) in the 2018 Life is Better with a Bolo Calendar Contest.

You should upload your photos between Friday, July 7th and Sunday, July 30, 2017. Winner will be announced Monday, August 26, 2017.

Please see contest rules below to ensure your photo meets the requirements necessary.

WHO CAN ENTER

You must be an American Bolognese Club Member in good standing.   You must be the dog’s primary caretaker to enter; third parties may not submit on another person’s behalf. Only one entry is permitted per person. 

HOW TO ENTER

You will receive an email to join our Shutterfly website, please follow the instructions.  Then to enter your photo, go to our Shutterfly website  and follow the online instructions to submit a digital photo of your dog and complete the entry process.

♦ Test your photo resolution here.

♦ For video instructions on checking photo resolution click this link.

♦ For video instructions on filling out entry form and uploading your photo, click this link.

The Promotion begins at 12:00:01 a.m. CST on July 7, 2017 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CST on July 30, 2017 (“Promotion Period”). Any photos submitted after the deadline will not be entered.  American Bolognese Club’s (Sponsor’s) computer will be the official time clock for the Promotion.

HELPLINE?

♦ You can print a “How to Upload” Manual at this link.

♦ Also, if you want to use a photo from your iPhone, please read “How to Keep the Resolution using iPhones” at this link.

♦ Limited help may be provided by emailing us at at any point during the upload dates at americanbologneseclub@gmail.com.

♦ Live help will be provided onThursday, July 6, 2017 from 10 am- 6 pm CST and again on Saturday, July 8 from 11 am – 7 pm CST.  Call 601-270-8111 (Terri McDonald) to walk through the process together or to access your computer via remote session.  If you would like to set up an appointment for those dates, feel free to email us at americanbologneseclub@gmail.com.  

WHO WINS?

The photo entries will be judged using a rubric on three criteria:

  • 1-3 points for Composition: Pleasing to the eye.
  • 1-10 points for Impact and Creativity: The “Wow!  I wish I had taken that picture” reaction.
  • 1-3 points for Quality of Photo: Sharp, Focused, High Quality, and Correct Exposure

The top 3 photos with the highest points will win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes.   The top ten photos will be featured in the calendar.  The remaining entries will be placed in a collage in the calendar.  Everyone is a winner this way!

In the event of a tie, the entrant with the higher number of Impact and Creativity points will determine the winner.

The judges will be dog related professionals such as dog walkers, groomers, trainers, etc., from several areas around the country.

FEES AND PRIZES

There are no fees for submitting entries to this contest. The first place winner will receive a 10 x 15 canvas print of the winning photo similar to the one shown below. The second place winner will receive a customized throw pillow cover similar to the one below.  Third place winner will receive an 8 x 10 canvas print of the winning photo.

Contest Prizes

DEADLINE

The 2018 ABC Photo Contest will accept photo submissions from July 7, 2017 through July 30, 2017.  Entries must be uploaded no later than 11:59 p.m. CST, July 30, 2017.

CONTEST RULES

1.  The contest is open to current members of the American Bolognese Club age 18 and over. This contest is for the Bolognese breed only.  Each entry may be submitted only by the original photographer.

2.  Only previously unpublished photos may be entered. Each photographer may submit/upload only one black-and-white or one color photo.  Those who submit more than one color or one black-and-white photo will be disqualified. One submission per owner/household.  No third party submissions allowed.

3.  No official dog show “win shots” will be accepted.  Entries with names, logos or writing on the photo will not be accepted. The American Bolognese Club will add names to the pictures during production.

4.  Do not include humans in photographs.  Photo must show at least one Bolognese.  Group photos of Bolognese are acceptable.

5.  All entrants represent and warrant that any material that he or she submits is original, has not been previously published or won an award, does not infringe upon the copyright or any other right or interest of any other person or organization, and that the entrant has not previously granted any rights to such material to any other person or organization, nor does any third party have any interest in such materials.

6.  All photos become the property of the American Bolognese Club (ABC) and will not be returned. Any photo submitted may be published in ABC quarterly newsletters, ABC Facebook page, 2018 ABC Calendar, and on the ABC web site at www.americanbologneseclub.com, as well as used in promotions of future ABC photo contests.

7.  Photographers are advised to keep a copy of each entry. The American Bolognese Club (ABC) will not be held responsible for any entry under any circumstances.

8.  NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

9.  American Bolognese Club (ABC) shall have the right to disqualify any entries that it deems not to meet the criteria, or due to technical, legal, or other problems, as determined by ABC at its sole discretion. In the event of a tie, judges will appointed by the American Bolognese Club. The winners will be based on the quality of the photograph, composition, originality, and appeal. Judges’ decisions are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to this contest. The winners will be notified by e-mail and posted on our website and Facebook page.

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS 

Please note-ONLY DIGITAL IMAGES WILL BE ACCEPTED:

Please set your camera to take pictures at its highest resolution and export them at the largest possible size setting. The file must be at least 300 dpi for the format of the calendar (width: 5.25 inches or height: 5.25 inches).  It is advised that if you use a camera phone, download the photo to your computer, then upload the picture to our contest site.  The American Bolognese Club (ABC) will not be able to use photos that do not meet these requirements.  Limit of one (1) entry per member/household per year applies to digital images. See the CONTEST RULES below for more specific information about accepted images.  IMPORTANT:  Please fill out the entry form completely. Enter your dog’s or dogs’ name(s) just as you would like to see it printed on the calendar.

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DISCLAIMER. SPONSOR IS NOT AND SHALL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OF DATA AND/OR THE PHOTO, LOST, INTERRUPTED OR UNAVAILABLE NETWORK SERVER OR OTHER CONNECTION AND/OR DATA; MISCOMMUNICATIONS; FAILED PHONE OR COMPUTER OR TELEPHONE TRANSMISSIONS; HARDWARE, SOFTWARE AND/OR ANY OTHER TECHNICAL FAILURE; JUMBLED, SCRAMBLED OR MISDIRECTED TRANSMISSIONS; LATE, LOST, INCOMPLETE, DELAYED, OR MISDIRECTED ENTRIES; OR ANY OTHER ERROR, DELAY OF FAILURE OF ANY KIND OR NATURE, WHETHER MADE BY HUMAN, MECHANICAL, OR ELECTRONIC MEANS. SPONSOR AND ITS AFFILIATES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZES.

Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site, web page or undermine the legitimate operations of the Contest is a violation of the criminal and civil laws.  Should such an attempt be made, such Participant shall be disqualified, without limiting the Sponsor’s rights to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent permitted by law.  In the event the Contest is compromised by virus, bug, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, delay or terminate the Contest, including any prize award.  Any user and/or Participant who, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, posts profanity, pornography or other objectionable content or third party materials (other than as requested) on and/or to the Contest’s Designated Pages shall be immediately removed by Sponsor from being a participant in the Contest, without limiting any other remedy and/or right available by Sponsor under this Terms and Conditions and/or under applicable law. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries, including without limitation, by using multiple and/or different identities, Facebook accounts or any other methods will void that Participant’s entries and that Participant may be disqualified at Sponsor’s sole discretion.