Calling All Tibetan Mastiff Fanciers!
Is your TM "centerfold" material??
6 PHOTOS 6 CHANCES TO WIN!
** 2016 WINNERS ANNOUNCED **
It is our plan to hold the contest
at this same time
every year from this time forward.
Has this calendar contest prompted you to take more photos
of your Tibetan Mastiff? Submitting your photos is a super
endorsement for the breed, promotes a sense of community
and is a wonderful way for all of us to share in our Tibetan
Mastiff passion. Keep the calendar in mind whenever you are
photographing your dog throughout the year. You could be
one of the lucky ones enjoying bragging rights when your
dog and your photography skills win the popular vote.
You can enter SIX pictures. That's SIX
chances to win!
We know how much you love your purebred Tibetan Mastiff
and here’s your chance to have a little creative fun.
We’re calling on all fanciers of the breed to send
us your most prized Tibetan Mastiff photographs for consideration
in the 2015 TMINFO Keepsake Calendar. We like to encourage
participation so feel free to send up to 6 pictures that
you think best capture the spirit of your TM and we’ll
post them to voting format.
Although everyone is allowed to enter SIX (6) PHOTOS, only one photo from each OWNER can win a spot.
However, if the breeder takes a photo of "Rex" as a puppy and then the owner takes a photo of "Rex" after he arrives home then it is possible that he might appear twice in the calendar. So one winner per owner but not necessarily per dog.
For many it's a great time of year to take pictures while
your Tibetan Mastiffs are still in full coat or as you are
welcoming new additions to your family. We’re looking
for cute and cuddly puppy pictures, noble Tibetan Mastiffs
in the great outdoors (seasonal pictures are especially appreciated),
photos of your beloved veteran or your superstar best friend
from the past and present. Share your TM’s goofy silliness
or let us sigh over your TM’s gorgeous majesty, just
send us your BEST photo memories.
Whether it’s a planned photo shoot or a great spur
of the moment shot, we want to see it.
Take a moment to read this site's photography article. It's
filled with helpful photography tips! We have also created
a page to help people specifically with calendar photo submissions:
Tip: If your
camera has a date/time function, remember to turn it off.
It really does distract from your photos.
We will consider all photographs for submission
to the voting selection but we do have a few rules.
- Entrants restricted to six (6) photo entries per household. Co-owners not residing in the same household may enter (6) photos of their own depicting that same dog but the dog may only win one spot in the calendar.
- Photo entries may be in either black/white or color.
Submit photos in which your TM is in focus and the subject
of the photograph - No human faces in the photographs please
(hands, arms, feet are acceptable) - No tie outs, pinch or
prong collars please.
- Photos must be your original work and or you must have
full ownership rights to the photo. Photos become the property
of TMINFO, which will have the right, without further consideration,
to modify and/or use them in its website and in any other
publication/products for promotional purposes.
- Only photos of purebred Tibetan Mastiffs please. Stacked
show pictures will NOT be accepted. For proper presentation
slight photo retouching will be permissible.
- PORTRAIT (vertical)
photos are acceptable but LANDSCAPE (horizontal)
are preferable due to the landscape orientation of the
calendar. Photos that have not been resized or cropped
are your best bet.
- High resolution pictures (300 dpi or 2000+ pixels) to
ensure printing suitability. May be sent as .jpg, .tiff,
.raw or .png formatted attachments. Include pet's name,
owner's name and contact information. Better to send full
size image file than to resize too small. Visit
this page for more help and tips.
- CDs and DVDs accepted as are printed/developed pictures
for scanning. Include name of dog and owner's name. Picture(s),
CDs and DVDs should be enclosed with cardboard packaging
to prevent damage during shipping. Snail mail packages
will only be returned with a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Mail to: Kathleen McDaniel 7024 W. Pauling Road, Monee,
Illinois 60449 USA.
Submissions for voting consideration will
be accepted beginning May 1, 2015. Deadline for
photo submissions will be July 31, 2015. Photos will
be displayed for final voting selection between August 15, 2015
and August 31, 2015. Photos will be displayed
in order of submission.
All visitors to the TMINFO site will
have the chance to vote for their favorite photos.
The highest percentage of vote-getters will be considered for a spot in the calendar. Ultimately we want to reward and showcase
great photos of Tibetan Mastiffs, and so we typically take the top 30% of photos with the highest votes to submit to the judges. You are allowed
five (5) votes per photo. Your votes will determine the top photos
submitted for consideration.
Please note that the judges are not aware of how many votes each photo has received.
The popular vote entitles your photos to be considered for a spot in the calendar but does not influence the judges decision to choose a photo. The judges will choose photos based on the merit/quality of the photo as well as other influencing factors such as season, color of dog, age of dog and other criteria. The reason for this is to create a calendar with diverse appeal that shows a variety of ages, colors and scenery.
There are 37 spots available for the calendar. In total, thirteen photo winners will be selected,
one for the cover and one for each month of the year. There
will also be 24 smaller photos selected as accent photos for
each month of the year. However, these smaller photos do not
qualify for a free calendar.
Voting opens August 15,
Winners and Prizes
As our gift to you, the winning cover entrant
will receive three (3) free TMINFO Tibetan Mastiff calendars
and a specialized Tibetan Mastiff keepsake mug.
The next 12 selected photographs will represent
each month of the year. Owners of the 12 winning finalists
will receive a free TMINFO Tibetan Mastiff Calendar.
There will also be 24 more photos selected
as accent photos for each month of the year. However,
these photos do not qualify for a free calendar.
Price of the TMINFO Calendar
is $21.99 plus Shipping. Proceeds to go to the upkeep/maintenance
of the TMINFO site and the continued maintenance of the
TMINFO pedigree database.