At Truliant, we always look forward to the Member Calendar Contest. While we hear a lot about the ways that credit union membership has improved our members’ lives, we don’t always gets a chance to see photos that demonstrate it in action.
A lot of great photography has been submitted through the years in Truliant’s Member Calendar Contest. You can see several examples from past years on this page.
What we typically look for from photo entries in this contest are shots from the places you’ve been and the activities you and your family participate in throughout the year. For example, Truliant member Matt Lynch submitted a great photo last year of his bike on the Black Mountain Trail. In 2011, Donna Wingo submitted a photo from the Carolina Balloon Fest Hot Air Balloon Festival in Statesville, NC.
If you’ve got a great shot from a dream vacation, or bought an RV, or have a cabin in the mountains or beach that you’ve taken some spectacular shots of the sunset from, we’d love to see them and hear about how Truliant helped make that possible.
Your photos can be in color or black and white. Make sure faces and logos aren’t recognizable. A complete list of rules can be found here on our website.
While we wish we could put all the great contest photography up for everyone to vote on, we have a panel of judges who’ll select the top 30 photos as semifinalists. Then, from October 8 through October 23, we’ll open roll out the photos that were chosen on Facebook for public voting.
There are a few changes this year. While in the past we’ve asked you to send photos to an email address, this year we’re asking you to download them to our entry website. The submission period ends September 27, 2015 at 11:59 pm ET. This year we're also asking you to label your entries with the season they were taken, becuase for some seasons, like summer, we get a lot more photos than for winter.
Another change this year is to voting. This year, you can vote once a day for your favorite photo. In previous years, you could only vote once.
The 11 highest vote getters will each receive a $100 gift card and placement as one month's featured photo in our 2016 Member Calendar. The top vote earner will also be featured as a monthly spot - PLUS get their winning photo on the cover - AND a $250 VISA® gift card! Winners will be announced soon after the voting period ends.
Please make sure that the digital photograph you send is high-resolution, so we can fit it into an 8-inch x 10-inch horizontal printed area. The picture near Wilson Creek Valley shown in this blog is a good example of a great picture that was just too small to include. It's also good to leave some room for cropping.
Make sure to enter our Calendar Contest. We look forward to seeing how credit union membership has improved your life!