The Official 2018 Calendar Contest Thread

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Re: RE: Re: The Official 2018 Calendar Contest Thread

Post by DesignFlaw06 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:41 am

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There is no available are on the back cover to add photos. The template doesn't allow for it. It's the same reason there are no horizontal lines on the calendar. I'm stuck with it. Lulu.com is the best services I've found with price and logistics.
Never used Lulu. When I had my MINI Cooper S the MINI club did MINI of the month. The winner got to have their photo for that month in the year end calendar. I was scrambling to get them the image needed after winning for the month of December. I don't recall the pricing and I am loathe to recommend anything from this company normally, but the girl putting it together used Apple's printing services. Looks like $20 per calendar now, no idea if there's a discount for bulk orders. What I will say though is that the quality was absolutely top notch. Image quality and paper thickness as well as the binding were far better than what I've seen elsewhere.

Not trying to persuade you away, but if you find yourself shopping around, I can provide first hand knowledge on that particular product.
What I like about Lulu is that I don't have to buy a quantity up front. They sell them individually so I'm not on the hook for anything. I bump up the price a $1 to cover the cost of the winner's free calendar.

Contest ends today, so if you're ranked, let me know what month you'd like. Priority goes to the highest ranked.

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Re: The Official 2018 Calendar Contest Thread

Post by Redfish » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:23 pm

I have no preference regarding month placement. I am just super excited to have a picture worthy of being included in this calendar.

I cannot thank DesignFlaw06 enough for this opportunity. I just glanced to my right as I typed this and there was Extrememarine leaned over and looking good on his Gen1. When I get to my office at work tomorrow, that same pic will be on that same calendar above my desk there.

I am in for 3 calendars again this year. Because Pop will need one too.
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Re: The Official 2018 Calendar Contest Thread

Post by Cav47 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:09 pm

I echo Redfish's sentiments. I just don't want June, July, or August. Those are months I am not in my classroom. Another good idea by Redfish is to buy more than one Calendar. One for the office and one for the garage.

Thanks Tim.
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Re: The Official 2018 Calendar Contest Thread

Post by Hppants » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:21 pm

Wayne's picture in this month's (Dec. 2017) calendar is hands down my favorite from this year. Whether he meant to or not, Tim saved the best for last.

In that light, I'd like to suggest Redfish's for December 2018. I felt it was the best photo, and apparently most of us agreed.

Otherwise, I have no preference and I'm honored to be chosen as well.
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Re: The Official 2018 Calendar Contest Thread

Post by AuburnFJR » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:13 am

If it still makes the cut, I'm ok with whatever month it ends up in. Just honored that it is included and that so many saw the adventure it is.
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Re: The Official 2018 Calendar Contest Thread

Post by bungie4 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:53 am

Mine's got purdy leaves, so, October.
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Re: The Official 2018 Calendar Contest Thread

Post by DesignFlaw06 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:38 am

Alright, the contest is over.

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#1 Redfish 40
#2 yamafitter 39
#3 Cav47 40
#4 Hppants 38
#5 Bungie 38
#6 Festus 33
#7 kieefjr 37
#8 extrememarine 31
#9 ionbeam 33
#10 DesignFlaw06 32
#11 AubrunFJR 33
#12 CSI 34

I've got artwork started. Shouldn't take too long to finish up, hopefully by today. If your name is listed above, tell me what month you want or be placed at my mercy. Hope you guys are happy with the end result.
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Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:18 am

Thanks for doing this!
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Post by Top_Speed1 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:05 am

Yes! Thanks 'Flaw for doing this, and congrats to the calendar winners.! :)
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Post by Top_Speed1 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:28 pm

And I still think Billy shoulda entered in this beauty!... for April of course!

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Re: The Official 2018 Calendar Contest Thread

Post by DesignFlaw06 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:31 pm

OK guys, here it goes. These are not in the order they will be on the calendar, just the reverse order of the rankings for the moment.

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Please look for any errors, spelling mistakes, etc. It's very easy for me to miss a detail here or there. Any critiques need to be may soon as I want to get the calendar published ASAP.

The reason there was a collage of photos last year was because of Don Stanley. That picture resolution was too low to give him a full page. This year was also true with Petey, so I gave him the cover. Some of the other submissions that either didn't make the top #12 or couldn't be entered from a resolution standpoint are on there as well.

Hope you guys like it.
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Re: The Official 2018 Calendar Contest Thread

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:05 pm

Another AWESOME Calendar!

See...it all works out! Lets not wade around in so much craap next year. :D
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Re: The Official 2018 Calendar Contest Thread

Post by AuburnFJR » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:21 pm

Looks fantastic

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Post by NTXFJR » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:46 pm

AuburnFJR wrote:Looks fantastic
All worthy entries no doubt! Loving the mountain scenes but Ionbeam's shot keeps pulling me in. Nice work guys!

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Re: The Official 2018 Calendar Contest Thread

Post by Top_Speed1 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:16 pm

Loving the Petey in the center of the cover.

Great Job all around!
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Post by raYzerman » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:19 pm

Woo Hoo, looks cool, Tim. Awesome job.
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Re: The Official 2018 Calendar Contest Thread

Post by Festus » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:46 pm

Looks fantastic! Thanks for doing this. If possible, I'd love to be in September. It not possible, that's okay too :)

Do we order them now or wait until.....???

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Re: The Official 2018 Calendar Contest Thread

Post by Hppants » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:51 pm

Man, I really like it. I mean I'm STOKED UP about it!!!! Great job, Tim. Woo Hoo!!
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Re: The Official 2018 Calendar Contest Thread

Post by CraigRegs » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:59 pm

Another great collection of shots. And very fitting to have Petey front and center. Lots of great moments captured in all of the submissions.

When 2017 wraps, I'll be posting up photos of my calendar with my stickers on each day ridden. Looking forward to flipping each page next year and filling in even more days.

Tim, thanks again for all the work you put into this.
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Re: The Official 2018 Calendar Contest Thread

Post by Cav47 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:52 am

Dilly Dilly Sir.

I know there was way more work involved than you let on and we can be a painful bunch. Thanks for such a cool idea and bringing it to fruition.

I would suggest one more thing. Raise the price a buck or two to cover the calendar to cover yours. This is the least we could do for all your hard work. Maybe I am speaking out of turn for everyone else, but I doubt it. Fine Job.
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