The Friends of Beverly Animals (FOBA) is seeking your best animal photos for our 2016 calendar. Last year we received over 200 submissions. There were so many great ones to choose from, it was really challenging to decide which ones to use. We regret that we could not use all the photos submitted.
We’re asking you to send us a favorite photo or two (no more than three of each pet, please!) of your dogs, cats, hamsters, birds, horses, any animal you care about, even one of a backyard squirrel or raccoon will be considered, as long as it’s a good and interesting photo. Since we hope to get the calendar printed in October, the deadline for submission is August 1, 2015. Send to email@example.com and include the words “2016 calendar” in the subject line. Indicate if you’d prefer to see your photo in a particular month, although we cannot promise that will happen.
Photos should be good quality (at least 100 dpi or 4″x6″ in size), not blurry or too dark, or with no people or parts of people (hands, feet, etc.) in them. Please identify the animal(s) by name and state the owner’s name. We will not print owners’ names, but we need them in order to keep track of photos submitted. Preference will be given to rescues and those adopted through FOBA, so please let us know if your pet was adopted from FOBA, a shelter or other rescue organization. We will do our best to acknowledge all photos received. Please share this message with anyone you think might be interested in having their pet in FOBA’s 2016 calendar.
Attached is a pdf and a jpg of the cover of last year’s calendar, to give you an idea of what we are looking for, in case you’ve never seen one of our calendars. We usually sell the calendars for $12 each and that will probably be the price again this year. For anyone who would like to place an ad in the calendar, the prices are $25 for a business card ad; $50 for a half page and $100 for a full-page ad. Advertising space is limited.
If you had a pet in our previous calendar(s), we hope that you enjoyed seeing your animal friend there, and we hope you’ll submit another photo for the coming year. If your pet didn’t make last year’s calendar, please try again. Whether you sent us photos and/or purchased a calendar last year, we want to thank you again for your support.
We will keep saving animals in need and pursuing our dream of one day having a shelter in Beverly. If you have any thoughts about how we can reach that goal or questions, please let us hear from you! Also, keep those happy tales (tails) stories about your pets coming and we’ll use as many as we can in our newsletters or E-News bulletins.
Thank you so much for your support! If you have any questions, please email me or call 978-922-7190.
Bonnie Hannable, Calendar & Newsletter Editor
& Everyone at FOBA