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2019 NRGRR Calendar Photo Contest:  Submission Guidelines


Photo Submission Guidelines for the 2019 NRGRR Calendar Contest

 * Please carefully review the guidelines, some things have changed this year!

  • Photo entries are accepted from May 15 through June 22, 2018.

  • $5 donation to NRGRR per photo entered into the contest.  No limit to the number of photos an individual can submit.  Your photo entry donation directly supports our rescue program.

  • Photos must include at least one NRGRR alum, but can include other dogs as well.  The NRGRR alum does not have to be a golden retriever.  Please, we would prefer no people in our photos.  

  • All photos submitted must be HORIZONTALin orientation.

  • Digital Images ONLY.  We are unable to accept printed snapshots.  

  • High quality photos are necessary!  To ensure that your image is of the appropriate quality to be used in the calendar, please follow these guidelines: 

    • Set your camera to take photos at the highest resolution possible.
    • Photos must be a minimum of 300 dpi in order to be cropped for the calendar page.
    • Please send original image(s) in .jpg or .tif format via email or CD (see below).
    • Please do not reduce file in order to send via email.  Send multiple emails if necessary.
    • When using smart phones or tablets, attach photos as original or actual size.
  • Please, no professional photos.

  • Each individual who submits a photo(s) must complete an entry form (photo release), link included below. Only one entry form is required per individual, regardless of the number of photos submitted.  

  • You will be contacted if there are any issues with the photos you submit. 

Submission instructions

  • By email:  Download the entry form provided below and email the completed document, along with your photo(s) to Kerry Ahrend at nrgrrcalendarcontest@gmail.com.  You will receive confirmation of your entry within 72 hours. Submit your entry fee, $5 per photo, via Paypal at the following link:

  • By mail:  Download the entry form provided below and send the completed document, a CD of your photos, and your photo entry fee to the address below. Please postmark by June 19th, to ensure delivery by the deadline.
          NRGRR, Inc.
          c/o 2019 Calendar Photo Contest

          P.O Box 37156
          Raleigh, NC 27627

          Please make checks payable to NRGRR.

Click here for the Contest Photo Entry Form