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Community => Photo Competition and QE2 Calendar => Archived Topics (2021 Calendar) => Topic started by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Oct 13, 2020, 01:26 PM

Title: Poll : Size of the QE2 Calendar for 2021
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Oct 13, 2020, 01:26 PM
We are using a different printer this year, as Lulu no longer prints calendars.

Using Vistaprint, we have three choices of sizes, as indicated in the poll. A visual image is attached.

The current Standard Calendar is 21 x 28 cm (42 x 28 cm when opened). The Premium Calendar is 45 x 30 cm (opened). In other words, the largest Vistaprint calendar is bigger than the current Premium calendar, while the medium sized one more or less corresponds to our current calendars.

Prizes would be around GBP 12, 14 and 20 respectively for these three sizes.

Ticking up to three boxes in the poll commits you to nothing, but will show me whether I should be creating one, two or three sizes of calendars. It is very little extra work to create several sizes, and I would be happy to do all three if there was interest.

I am leaving the poll open for 7 days only, as I want to finalise the calendars. Comments will be very welcome, as they can help me while doing so.
Title: Re: QE2 Calendar for 2021
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Oct 13, 2020, 01:32 PM
We have 29 prize winning photos eligible for the 2021 calendar. Just as last year, I am thinking of spreading them between two or three calendars.

Some of the photos are low resolution, so cannot take up a whole page on their own. But others are high resolution and would merit an entire page.

If you have views on this matter, I would be happy to know them.

I plan to work on the calendars this week, so your comments and responses will really help me to make good progress. I have already got a test calendar, and it looks good. When ordering, you also have the choice of deciding whether the pages should be matte or glossy. Mine is the (cheaper) matte version, and it is excellent.
Title: Re: Poll : Size of the QE2 Calendar for 2021
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Oct 14, 2020, 10:13 AM
Thanks for the work you are doing to produce the Calendar, Isabelle. 

I have chosen what my preference would be and interested to see what other member choose.
Title: Re: Poll : Size of the QE2 Calendar for 2021
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Oct 14, 2020, 10:35 AM
Thanks for the work you are doing to produce the Calendar, Isabelle. 

I have chosen what my preference would be and interested to see what other member choose.

Thank you very much, Lynda. It really is very helpful to see what your preferences would be.
Title: Re: Poll : Size of the QE2 Calendar for 2021
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Oct 14, 2020, 10:39 AM
I quite like the idea of a small calendar for a small spaces, but also the medium size could accommodate different photos.  I am really looking forward to ordering my calendar. 
Title: Re: Poll : Size of the QE2 Calendar for 2021
Post by: June Ingram on Oct 14, 2020, 06:25 PM
I have just now made my calendar size selections. Many thanks, Isabelle, for using your time and talents in designing the calendars. Likewise, I can't wait to order mine !  :)
Title: Re: Poll : Size of the QE2 Calendar for 2021
Post by: Thomas Hypher on Oct 14, 2020, 06:40 PM
I selected all three sizes given the benefits of each size and the different photo options with each. Looking forward to ordering mine, and thank you again for the work you do with the calendars Isabelle!
Title: Re: Poll : Size of the QE2 Calendar for 2021
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Oct 14, 2020, 09:07 PM
Four people have voted so far, and I thank you all. It is very helpful for me to see that all three calendar sizes have been selected, so I shall do my best to assemble three different calendars with our beautiful photos.
Title: Re: Poll : Size of the QE2 Calendar for 2021
Post by: pete cain on Oct 15, 2020, 08:20 PM
Dear Isabelle,
 I suppose that I will -eventually choose a calander format , choise at my time of life so unnessary, QE2 the bigger the better methinks--pour moi'    excuse the French  ::)
Title: Re: Poll : Size of the QE2 Calendar for 2021
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Oct 15, 2020, 08:27 PM
Four people have voted so far, and I thank you all. It is very helpful for me to see that all three calendar sizes have been selected, so I shall do my best to assemble three different calendars with our beautiful photos.

I take it that you are happy for me to spread the 29 photos among the three calendar sizes, with some photos taking up a full page and some sharing the page with other similar views. It seems impossible to me, without doing an injustice to the pictures, to try and fit all of them into the one calendar. Some of them will appear in several calendar sizes. I hope to be able to provide previews of all three.
Title: Re: Poll : Size of the QE2 Calendar for 2021
Post by: Pete Hamill on Oct 15, 2020, 09:05 PM
That looks like an incentive to buy one of each size  ;)
Title: Re: Poll : Size of the QE2 Calendar for 2021
Post by: June Ingram on Oct 15, 2020, 10:19 PM
Sounds very good, Isabelle !  :)
Title: Re: Poll : Size of the QE2 Calendar for 2021
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Oct 21, 2020, 09:46 AM
Thank you to all who have voted. It is very helpful to see that there is interest in all three calendars  :) .