The 2012 Spyderco Calendar will be a 12-month wall calendar of images created by you, our loyal fans. We’ll choose a total of 13 images, one image for each calendar month and one grand prize ‘Best of the Best’ winner to be used as the calendar’s cover image.
I hear the decision wasn’t easy last year thanks to the fantastic competition. You can view last years thread
to give you some ideas.
Just like last year, we are looking for anything extraordinary (that we can print): photographs, drawings, paintings, water colors, digital creations, you name it. If it can be printed, it’s fair game.
The grand prize will not only get their photo featured on the cover of the calendar, but they will also receive a long-discontinued Spyderco “R” - C67S in an autographed box by Sal and Eric Glesser.
The artists who have their images chosen for each month (a total of 12) will each receive a Spyderco Dyad - C39P&SBG, a Sprint Run knife in an autographed box by Sal and Eric Glesser (more info on that knife here
Contest is open 0900MST June 1, 2011 – 0900MST August 1, 2011. Winners will be selected by the Spyderco Crew over a two week period and should
be posted on the forum on August 15, 2011.
Please read all of the submission requirements before posting.
Please include a 2-5 sentence (max) description of your image
- why you chose the products featured, the history of the image, etc.; Something to give us a better understanding of your submission.
Image must include a Spyderco product(s)
. Any product Spyderco has ever made is fair game. Product can be mint, used and abused, or radically modified. Your submission can be seasonal, retro, traditional, artistic, black and white, color, sepia, comedic or serious. Set your imagination loose. We want to see it all.
You must include the model name of the product(s) used in the image.
Model name does not necessarily need to be a part of the image, but it must be included with your submission.
Only one image submission per person.
You are permitted to modify your submission after posting. If you decide to modify your entry, you must fully delete your original submission and re-submit the new image before the contest deadline. Having multiple photo submissions at the end date of the contest will invalidate all of your submissions.
The Spyderco 2012 Calendar will be printed in an 8 ½” by 11” landscape format. Portrait formatted images will be considered, although significant cropping/resizing may occur. Image must
be available in high resolution at 300dpi.
Submitting Your Image: (IMPORTANT!)
In order to be considered, you must post your image to this thread. No links to other image hosts, please. Due to image size restrictions on the Spyderco Forum, you must submit a condensed version of your image. Please do not try to upload a 300dpi 6000px wide hi-res image to the forum.
*You must keep the high resolution copy of your image saved locally until the winners have been announced in order to qualify. Once selected, winners will be contacted and asked to provide the hi-res image. We are unable to use the image posted to the forum for printing-quality reasons. If you can not supply the image at the end of the contest, your submission will be disqualified.
The submission must not contain any copyrighted works (unless you own the copyright), anything in the submission must be entirely original and created by you. Image may not contain any kind of promotional material. This includes all trademarks and logos, even those for your own personal endeavors. Only family friendly, G-rated and tasteful submissions will be considered. If it’s salacious, offensive or anything the Disney Channel would reject, so will we.
The 2012 Spyderco Calendar Contest is open to everyone. If artist is under the age of 13, the artwork must be submitted by their legal guardian. Prizes will only be shipped to adults over 18 or to those who provide written consent. Employees, relatives of employees of Spyderco, its partner companies and manufacturers are not eligible to enter or win. This contest is subject to all laws and void where prohibited.
Winning images become exclusive property of Spyderco Inc. By submitting, user grants unencumbered, free usage and printing use solely to Spyderco Inc.
Contest ends Monday August 1, 2011 (0900MST).
For full contest rules, please read Spyderco 2012 Calendar Contest Rules.
**Calendars will be available this fall through the Spyderco Factory Outlet Store.