Purpose of the Calendar: As the title suggests, we are celebrating our children. These calendars are distributed all over the US and Guatemala. Each year, Guatadopt collects hundreds of photos for our calendar and each year our calendar gets a little bigger to accomodate the entries. To see the 2007 calendar, CLICK HERE. To see the 2008 calendar, CLICK HERE.
LIMITATIONS: While we can not promise that every child will be included in the calendar, we do everything in our power to include them. However, your involvement is necessary. In the past, we have been sad to see that photos were left out when the photo never made it to us...or because of a corrupted photo. If you do not receive a confirmation, please use the Yahoo group to ask for assistance. We have a few volunteers who are helping with various aspects of the project.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING: OCT 1st, 2008
PRE-ORDERS: Pre-Ordering is scheduled through Nov. 1st. This year, you must pre-order a calendar to receive one.
SHIPPING: UPS will be used for the initial shipment (we will NOT be using any other carriers...as we were not satisfied with last year's shipment)
ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST FOLLOW THESE STEPS:
1. Locate 2 photos you would like to submit. One for cool weather and one for warm weather.
2. RENAME THE PHOTO: ChildsFirstName_ChildsLastName_C.jpg for cold weather and ChildsFirstName_ChildsLastName_W.jpg for warm weather. For example:
Julia_Smith_W.jpg This would be the Warm Weather photo
Julia_Smith_C.jpg This would be the Cool Weather photo
3. Resize photos to be between about 500 and 1024 ultimately.
We can take photos up to 3MB, but your email system may not work well with such large photos.
4. Go to Submit Form
5. One you submit, do NOT close window until you see a confirmation screen.
STATUS: We will try and periodically provide a summary so that you may check photo submissions. This will only be available on the Calendar Forum.
Photos will be resized , sizing of other photos are based on artistic fit.
COPYRIGHT PHOTOS: ** Please note that most professional studios own the copy right on photos. By default, we will not accept studio photos. However, if you are the photographer, please make a note in the comments.
Your family's privacy is very important to us. Guatadopt.com will not share any personal information with any other organization or individual. The following information will not be published on the calendar nor displayed in the database (except to you and the Guatadopt team)
The following information MAY be published publicly:
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: YOu agree that by uploading a photo...
you are giving Guatadopt.com, permission to publish the photo in the 2009 Celebration of Guatemalan Adoptions Calendar. You understand that submission of a picture does not guarantee a place in the calendar and that no payments will be made for the use of the submitted photo. You certify that the photos you are submitting are your personal property and have never been copyrighted or, if copyrighted, that you are the sole copyright owner. You also certify that the child in the submitted photo was adopted from Guatemala and that finalized the adoption of the child in this photo.
You hereby waive, release, discharge Guatadopt.com, and its directors, sponsors, representatives, and any employees and agents from any claims resulting from your child's participation in any publications.