Fundraising with Calendars: Vote for your favorite and help us raise money

The 2015 Tiny Dog Calendar voting contest began late last week. To give you a brief re-cap on how it works:  I put out a “model call” on facebook and via email. Friends tell friends and before you know it, I have TONS of people sending me snapshots of their dogs, hoping I will like what I see and offer them a free modeling session.  I choose the dogs that I think will send the right message (and look cute of course) and we photograph approximately 20 dogs over the course of a few weeks.  These dogs then compete for votes (votes are $1 each) and all the money from voting goes to the Legacy Humane Society — one of my favorite local animal charities.  The 13 dogs with the most votes get in the calendar. The TOP DOG also gets a $350 gift certificate to my studio. So competition is fierce!  We will be selling the calendars online starting in October — but if you’d like to see the contestants and place a vote or two, please visit the Teresa Berg Photography blog and click on 2015 Tiny Dog Calendar.

Tindy Dog Calendar

And don’t forget — calendars make great gifts!

5 comments

  1. Love this idea. I’m working with my local shelter on a similar project. I know I’m sending this after the fact, but had just a brief question. Do you make prints or packages available to those 20 pets in the call for entry? In other words, when they have their session, can they then purchase prints from it or do you keep it all in the spirit of the calendar?

    1. every calendar model receives 3 8×10 prints as a thank you. The pets that actually make it in to the calendar often buy lots of calendars to show off their pet — they are allowed to purchase additional prints but it’s not the focus of the project.

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