2007 Calendar contest!
Have you knit something from a Knitty pattern? Yahoo!
You're eligible to enter!
Knitty Calendar Contest was a huge sucess, so we're
doing it again! Now's your chance to share your gorgeous
work with all our readers!
We're looking for the best, most enticing, amusing
and well-shot photographs of items knit from Knitty
patterns. We'll select the 12 best and publish them
in our second calendar, this fall, for 2007. And the
best of those 12 will go on the cover and get some seriously
fabulous knitworthy stuff! Read on!
One  of
the 12 runner-up winners will be chosen to be
on the cover of the calendar. The grand-prize-winning
photographer will receive a BIG BOX full of current
knitting books and a variety of gorgeous yarns
from all the great yarn companies Knitty works
 winning photographs will be selected to fill
the pages of the Knitty 2007 calendar. Each winner
will receive one  copy of the Knitty 2007 calendar
and will be fully credited in the calendar [right
on their photo].
Pictures that we love but
that aren't chosen as winning entries will be
displayed in special gallery in Knitty's winter
2006 issue. Each photo displayed will be credited
to the photographer, and we'll link to your website
if you want us to.
Here be the rules:
1. Items must have been knit from a pattern published
in any issue of Knitty. You
may have altered the pattern and/or yarn specified,
as long as the item is recognizable as the original
2. Knitty staff are not eligible for this contest [that
means the catalyst, editors, columnists, technical editor
and myself]. Contributors are eligible, but they cannot
submit photographs of their own Knitty-published designs.
3. Each entrant may submit up to three  photographs
in total. They can be of the same item or different
items. The photograph[s] you submit will be low-resolution
images. The winning entrants must be able to
submit the winning photo[s] for publication in high-resolution
[3 megapixel/300dpi or higher] format. The photograph[s]
must be 11" wide x 8.5" tall.
4. 12 [twelve] winning entries will be selected by a
panel of judges, and the decisions of those judges are
final. Any entrant may win more than once. Each winner's
compensation in exchange for the use of their photograph
in the Knitty 2007 calendar consists of the prize[s]
described above. There will be one prize awarded per
5. Entries must follow submission rules laid out below.
Those that do not follow the rules will be disqualified.
All entries must be sent electronically; entries cannot
be sent via regular postal mail. Knitty is not responsible
for lost or misdirected entries.
6. Photos MAY have been previously published
on your blog or website.
7. All winning photos [the grand-prize winner, 12 runners-up
and all honorable mentions] become the property of Knitty
magazine, to be used only for the purpose of this contest
[website display and publication in the calendar, if
8. Obscene, insulting, inappropriate or offensive photographs
will be disqualified. Play nice, please.
9. Additions to these rules may be made at the editor's
discretion at any time.
each entry [maximum 3], e-mail your photograph
at a resolution of 72dpi to this
e-mail link isn't working], along with the
URL of the Knitty pattern
it was knit from, your full name, the name[s]
of any models, your e-mail address and full
mailing address. If your submission is a collaboration
[person A knitted the item and person B photographed
it], please indicate who should be credited
for each aspect of the submission. Only one
prize will be awarded per winning entry.
* DO NOT SEND HIGH-RESOLUTION PHOTOGRAPHS
IN YOUR ENTRY.
* Send all entries [maximum 3] in ONE E-MAIL
By sending an e-mail entry to this
address, you are agreeing
to the contest rules above. You are also agreeing
to the following statement:
my entry[ies] to the Knitty 2007 calendar
contest, I verify that:
(a) I am the original creator of the photograph[s]
submitted with this e-mail, and the owner
of copyright therein, and that I grant
to Knitty an irrevocable, royalty-free
licence to use and distribute the photograph[s]
in print, electronic, and/or computer-readable
(b) I am authorized by the creator of
the photograph[s] or owner of copyright
in the photograph[s] to submit these photograph[s]
to Knitty and to grant to Knitty an irrevocable,
royalty-free licence to use
and distribute the photograph[s] in print,
electronic, and/or computer-readable media;
and I further warrant that neither I nor
the creator of the photograph[s] have
infringed and/or violated the existing
intellectual property rights of any third
person in the creation of the photograph[s].
Further, I agree to hold Knitty and its
editors and publisher harmless from any
and all expenses, losses, liabilities,
damages or third-party claims that may
arise from any infringement and/or violation
of such intellectual property rights.
acceptance of my entry[ies] shall constitute
full consideration for all electronic
and/or computer-readable media use and
distribution rights, and the selection
of my entry as a winning entry shall constitute
full consideration for all print, electronic,
and/or computer-readable media use and
photographers of the 12 winning entries and
the grand-prize winner will be contacted by
e-mail on or after the date the fall 2006 issue
of Knitty goes live. The winning entrants must
provide, within 7 days of this e-mail notification,
a high-resolution version [300dpi or higher]
of their winning photograph[s] sized 11"
wide x 8.5" tall. Entrants that are unable
to provide the high-resolution picture to these
specifications within 7 days will be disqualified
and a new winner will be chosen.
- Deadline: All entries
must be received at this
address by August 15, 2006.
The winners will be announced in the fall '06
Knitty surprise. The calendar will be available
for sale shortly thereafter.
Hints to help you win:
Knitted items can be modelled or not -- it's the
quality and impression of the finished photograph
we're looking for, so be creative! The judges want
to see photographs that are bright, well-lit,
clearly focused and not grainy. Composition
of the photograph is essential -- boring "standing-against-a-tree-or-wall"
shots are discouraged. Don't drape your knitted
thing over a tree or bush or just stick it on a
hanger. Be creative, have a lot of fun with the
process and think about what kind of image you'd
like to see hanging on your wall for a whole month.
Use fun props! Interesting locations!