For the month of October we decided to have two competitions, a dog and cat one.
With the winning photos we would like to create a 2011 desk calendar, so that means we will decide on 12 winning photos per competition. The winners will then get one calendar each.

Go to this thread if you want to participate in the dog competition.
Go to this thread if you want to participate in the cat competition.

Competition rules:
You must be registered to join (how do I register? ) and may post two images. Images may be digitally enhanced to remove spots or scratches, but not manipulated. Entrants can enhance the picture to make it brighter, clearer etc, but not manipulate the content. HDR photos won't be chosen since it won't match the other photos in tone.
There is no specific subject to focus on but all entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrants must be the sole owner of copyright in all photographs entered.
The entrant must be the sole author and owner of the copyright. By entering your photograph into the competition, you grant to MySmelly the non-commercial non-exclusive right to use your images for promotion of the MySmelly photo competition and for promotion of Should we want to use awarded images for commercial publications, this will only be done with prior written consent by the photographer and for a reproduction fee. The photographer will be credited whenever possible. Entrants must not infringe on the privacy rights, copyright or other rights of any person.

Judging: The administration team of will be picking the winners, votes will not be taken into consideration. We will chose the photos that we like the most and that we find suitable to go into a calendar (bad quality, blurry photos etc. won't make it).

Image sizes: It is advised to upload a smaller version of your photos onto the competition threads, but the original files of the winning photographs need to be sent to to be processed for printing. These images must be of high quality! We would need the originals to be 1800 pixels in width, and if your originals are bigger, don't resize them! If the photo is a bit less in size, send it to us anyway so that we can check it.
If you're planning on taking a new photo, use the highest quality setting your digital camera allows, or if you're scanning, we will need 300dpi.
The photos will end up in a square format on the calendar so we will have to crop them unless you send them in square format already.
If you're having any trouble attaching an image to this thread or have any other questions, feel free to send us the photo and we will upload it for you, just let us know your nick name you have on

Troubleshooting: It's possible that sometimes uploads via Chrome don't work, please use Firefox instead.

The competition ends October 31st. Good luck!

The competition is closed! Thanks to everyone who participated! Emotion: smile
Congratulations to the winners! [8]
Winners of the dog competiton

Winners of the cat competition
Thanks to all the people who participated in the cat competition, we will announce the winners later today. The dog competition remains open for a few more days because we don't have enough good quality photos for a calendar! C'mon dog owners, let your dog become a little more famous, otherwise we can't print the calendar!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the competitions! Emotion: smile

Congratulations to the winners! [8]

Winners of the cat competition
Yay the calendar is here! Thanks so much guys, it looks great!
I hope you all have a great holiday!