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IFAS 2016 Calendar: We need your astrophotography!

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8 years 11 months ago - 8 years 11 months ago #104550 by Seanie_Morris
Hello fellow IFAS board members,

Following on from the huge first-time success of last years effort, the IFAS Committee are now beginning the process to produce the IFAS 2016 Calendar. IFAS needs your images to help! The premise is the same as last year: profits from the sale of the Calendar will go to the Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies to help further promote astronomy and allied subjects through the efforts of its member clubs and societies.

Last year's success saw IFAS facilitate 1,500 eclipse shades, with 100 going to each of the 13 MEMBER clubs, and 200 going out free to the public upon request with an SAE, all in time for the March 20th eclipse this year. What will the effort be in 2016? Right now, IFAS relies on member club subscription fees and donations to help it promote astronomy and allied subjects. With a little more income, IFAS can do a whole lot more again in 2016. :)


Requirements
Your image should:
1. Be larger than or equal to 3500pixels wide X 2480pixels high (or 307mm wide X 220mm wide). This is A4 Landscape.
2. Have a resolution of 300dpi, CMYK (if possible) and in .jpg format.
3. Images not in 300dpi resolution can be optimised, but their overall quality would still be upscaled to accommodate 300dpi print and quality will be affected.
3. Images not submitted in CMYK colour format can be changed to this (from the typical RGB colour scheme used digitally onscreen), however please be aware that some minor colour alteration will occur during the converting process.
4. Include your IFAS username (REQUIRED), and details if you are a member of an astronomy club or society.
5. This is NOT exclusive to registered users in Ireland/Irish registrants of the IFAS website, so those outside of irish shores but who visit and partake with us frequently, have a chance to get involved!


What you need to do
Submit your favourite astrophoto on anything you want. Please DO NOT RESIZE IT to a smaller resolution or dimension. Send your image attached via email to ifas2016calendar@gmail.com


What will happen next?
All images submitted will be added into a poll, and the 12 highest voted images will be the winners for inclusion in the 2016 calendar.


Terms and Conditions
1. All images submitted will be the property of the Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies for the sole purpose of the production of a 2016 Calendar and/or promotion within the IFAS universe.
2. Images reproduced will be done so with full credit to the astrophotographer(s) involved.
3. No monetary alternative will be accepted for an image to be included.
4. No money will be paid for an image to be included.
5. In the event of any tie breaker situation, the decision will be made by the IFAS Committee.

These conditions are subject to change. This will be referenced in the edited info on the bottom right-hand corner of this post.


Closing Date: Friday August 28th 2015.
No images will be accepted after midnight on this date. Following this deadline, all images that qualify will be displayed for open cast voting for a nominal period, after which the 12 best voted images are placed into our 2016 calendar template, making it ready for purchase before the end of September.


Good Luck!

Seanie Morris,
IFAS Chairperson.
On behalf of IFAS.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.
Last edit: 8 years 11 months ago by Seanie_Morris. Reason: spelling
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8 years 10 months ago - 8 years 10 months ago #104647 by Seanie_Morris
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Here is a reminder, PLEASE GET YOUR IMAGES IN SOON! I know the closing date was not a generous one, but the IFAS Committee are eager to get work done as soon as possible, so trawl through your old astrophotography, pick your best shot, and email it to ifas2016calendar@gmail.com

:)

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.
Last edit: 8 years 10 months ago by Seanie_Morris. Reason: spelling: email address!

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8 years 10 months ago #104658 by Keith g
Hi Seanie, thanks for the heads up, is there a limit on the number of images any one person can submit?

Thanks,

Keith..

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8 years 10 months ago #104660 by Seanie_Morris
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Hi Keith, it should be one image only. Pick your best one! ;)

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8 years 10 months ago #104680 by Seanie_Morris
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Folks,

The committee have decided to extend the deadline til Friday September 4th, as there were some requests. Plus, the committee would also like to extend the image count per person to 2 images. Get going!

Seanie.

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Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.
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