2015 COA Calendar Contest

It's that time of year again! Calling all amateur photographers! Dust off your cameras and enter your favorite Chinook photos in the 2015 COA Calendar Contest! We've preserved all of the favorite parts of the contest this year: ALL submitted photos will be included, there will be a Rainbow Bridge section to honor those Chinooks we've lost this year, and the Cover Dog Contest Rescue fundraiser is on!! Previous calendars have featured some beautiful photos of our wonderful dogs -- make your Chinook a star!! And have fun with it!

Main Details:

  • Electronic submissions are required
  • Submissions should be emailed to CalendarCOA@gmail.com by 11:59pm, EDT October 11, 2014


THE MONTHS Main Photo:

  • Any COA member in good standing is eligible to submit 2 photos per household (For those with family memberships--2 photos per family, please!)
  • Photos will be grouped for voting into categories according to the 4 seasons (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall)
  • The 3 photos with the highest vote total per season "win" and will become the poster picture for the months
  • Photos must meet the criteria (fineprint) described below


  • For each $5 contribution to COA Rescue, any COA member in good standing can submit a photo (in addition to those submitted for the months portion) to be included in the Cover Dog Contest
  • Contributions may be made via PayPal through our website or if you would prefer, send a check to:
  • Chinook Owners Association; PO Box 632; Windham, ME 04062
  • Please note "Cover Dog" in the memo section of the PayPal payment or check.
  • The photo receiving the highest number of votes will be featured on the cover
  • Photos must meet the criteria (fineprint) described below


  • We celebrate the lives of those Chinooks we have lost this year. Please send in a picture of any Chinook that has made their journey to the Rainbow Bridge between October 2013 and October 1, 2014, along with their name and dates of birth/death. These photos do not count towards your contest total and will not be included in the contest. All submitted photos will be featured in the calendar on the Rainbow Bridge dedication page.

And now for the fine print...

  • Originals of electronic images must be at high enough resolution to appear sharp when printed in size 8 X 10
  • Photos will be tested prior to the contest, and members with non-conforming entries will be offered the chance of substituting a different photo
  • Photos with a "landscape" orientation (wider than tall) will display best in the calendar
  • All photos must be taken by amateur photographers - no professional photos or studio portraits will be accepted
  • NOTE - for Chinook owners who are professional photographers, you may submit photos of your own dogs
  • Photos must be "natural" - no photo shopping to put your Chinook climbing the Pyramids at Giza or anything... :) Standard photo fixes such as red eye reduction, cropping, leveling and exposure modifications are acceptable
  • Please include the full and call names of dog(s) and people pictured in the photo and the name of the photographer with all entries
  • Please submit original photos that have not appeared in the contest in previous years
  • All photos submitted will be kept in a COA photo library
  • Contestants agree to provide the COA the right to use the images in other national and/or local advertisements
  • By submitting a photo, contestants agree to allow the COA the right to reproduce the image in a photo library and/or any COA advertisements without identification of people or dogs. Prior to submitting the photo, contestants are responsible for ensuring any people in the picture agree to this. If minors are in the photo, the contestant MUST include written consent from a parent or guardian.