ARPH Calendar

2018 ARPH Calendar Casting Call

It's time for our annual Calendar Contest and we'd like to invite you to send us your favorite photos of your adopted ARPH Aussie. Our past calendars have been a spectacular display of our lovable Aussies doing all their favorite things – on vacation at the beach, chasing in the snow, riding in a car, doing agility and disc, relaxing in the garden and just hanging out with other canine or feline friends – and at all stages of their lives. We need your help to make the 2018 ARPH Calendar a success.

Below are all the details....some of which may have changed this year, so be sure to read the "fine print." Basically, you send in your photo(s) with identifying info attached and a $10 entry fee per photo which helps cover the cost of printing. We will get a volunteer panel of judges to pick the winners based on photo quality--they don’t know the names of the adopters or the dogs--and then we create next year's calendar. You have until May 31st, 2017 to get your entries in for consideration. So don't delay.

If you have any questions, please let us know. Questions can be sent to

Fundraising and Outreach Committee


Calling all ARPH Aussie adopters! It's time once again to showcase the beauty, intelligence, attitude and smiles of our rescued wiggle butts. Does your pup look charming when she cocks her head a certain way? Is he a champ ball chaser? Has she learned a new trick you’d like to show off? Does he get that “who, me?” look when caught in the act? We're sure you have a photo or two of your special ARPH Aussie being lovable. So why not share with the ARPH community through the 2018 ARPH Calendar?

Photos are voted on anonymously by a panel of judges and the photo with the most votes will receive the front cover position. The next 12 high vote-getters will receive the large monthly positions. Featured dogs (front cover and 12 months) will receive a free calendar.

So, please submit your best ARPH Aussie photo(s) for consideration in the 2018 ARPH Calendar.

Eligibility: All ARPH dogs. Purebred Aussies that were referred by an ARPH rep and adopted directly from a shelter or private home are also eligible.

**Entry deadline: Photos and payment must be received no later than Midnight (ET) May 31, 2017.

**Entry fee: $10 per photo. If multiple dogs are in one photo it is still $10.

Payment methods:

1. Checks payable to ARPH, Inc. and mailed to:

c/o Jan Flatten
5355 Majeska Ln.
Cashmere, WA 98815

Please include a note with the dog(s) name, your name and a phone and/or email contact with payment.

2. Paypal via the the button below. Please include your mailing address in the comment box.

Submission guidelines:

- Digital submissions are preferred, but printed photos will be accepted for full consideration. Digital submissions should be JPG format. Please do NOT place photos or text into Microsoft Word or Publisher. Do NOT put digital frames around the photo(s). Please remove date/time stamps or any other digital photo enhancements. Photos that are poorly edited or enhanced will be less likely to meet the specifications for printing.

- We want to feature our wonderful ARPH Aussies so photos with identifiable people will be less likely to win one of the top 13 spots. Photos with Uncle Sam, a sports team mascot, Santa or other anonymous person may be considered for the top honors.

- Please include no more than two photos with each email. Please use separate emails for each dog, unless there are multiple dogs in one photo. Please include identifying information (your name and the dog’s name) on each email.

- Recommended minimum resolution for digital submission: 200 ppi at 9" x 11.5" or 2300 x 1725 pixels.

NOTE: if you use a THREE megapixel or higher camera - taking photos on the highest/maximum resolution, the print reproduction quality will be acceptable. Camera phone images may not meet minimum requirements. Any photo not meeting the minimum requirements will be returned to you for adjustments or replacement.

- Photos must be horizontal (landscape) to be considered for the cover and large monthly photos. Vertical (portrait) photos will be considered for the small side positions and thumbnails and collage only.

- CDs and Thumb Drives with original images will also be accepted. Images must be clearly marked and meet digital submission guidelines. CDs and Thumb Drives can be mailed to the address above but WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

- For all non-digital photos submissions - photos must be printed by a professional photo processor (i.e. Walgreen's, Wal-Mart, Snapfish, local photo processor, etc.) and at least 4" x 6". PHOTOS WILL NOT BE RETURNED. Digital photos printed on a home printer - even on photo paper- will not be accepted, as reproduction quality will be poor.

- If your entry photo was taken by a professional photographer, consent IS required and must be included with your entry. An email from the photographer to will be considered appropriate consent. Photo credit will be given if the photo is used as a featured photo or one of the monthly side photos.

- In order to showcase more Aussies - photos that have previously been published anywhere in ARPH's calendars will not be eligible for consideration for ARPH's 2018 Calendar.

- Photo entries can be emailed to Jan Flatten: Please direct technical questions to Jan as well by email to: or call her at 509-885-0210.

Please include your full name, address, email address, name of dog, ARPH number and dog bio (50 word max.) in each email sent. If this information is omitted, your entry will NOT be processed.

If sending via USPS, please label each photo with the dog's name and ARPH # and mail to the address above.

Email photos and bios to: and specify which payment method you'll be using. Photos that are submitted without payment verification will not be considered for judging.

2018 ARPH CALENDAR ENTRY FORM - Deadline: May 31, 2017


Dog's Name:

Owner's Name:
Email address:
Mailing address:
# of photos included:
Brief bio (50 word maximum):
Entry fee included: $
Payment Method (Check or Paypal):
Please make check payable to ARPH, Inc.

May we use your photo entry for other ARPH fundraising projects and promotions? Yes or No.

Submission Form

We rely on the generosity of our supporters to help

the hundreds of Australian Shepherds needing our assistance.