Monday, September 12, 2016

2017 Blogging Cats Calendar

It's time for submissions of photos for the Blogging Cats Calendar.  Submissions are open for anyone who has a blog and includes their cat(s) in posts on a regular basis.  Please read the information below and send your photos/collage by October 1, 2016 for consideration to be included in the calendar.  We'll keep everyone updated on the progress on the Cats Calendar webpage or you can click on the graphic on our sidebar.

We’re very excited to announce that we’re designing the Blogging Cats Weekly Planner Calendar again for 2017. This is the 3rd calendar we've put together for the cat blogging community.  The spiral bound 2015 and 2016 calendars were a huge success and everyone was pleased with the quality, so we're moving forward with another one for 2017.  The planner will be a spiral-bound, weekly planner, with pictures on one page and the week in view on the facing page. We're including special holidays, events in the blogging world, and other pertinent information in the calendars this year.

Each blog can submit three to seven photos, which can include one of each of your cats or group pictures. If you have one or two kitties, find the best 3-7 photos and send them to us. Consideration for inclusion in the calendar will be based on first come-first serve, as long as the quality of the photos is evident. This format would allow for approximately 54 blogs.  If we still need more images, we will send out another notice.  

All photos should be “natural” photos of your kitties and not “photo shopped”.  We want this calendar to show the beauty of the blogging cats in their natural environment.  The photos should be clear, bright, and focused.  The photos should be in a variety of  orientations (portrait, landscape, and square). If you would like to design your own collage and send that to us, please make sure the collage is in portrait mode and measures 8" x 10" at 300 dpi.. If you choose to design your own collage, please follow the design of the sample collage below (colored space between the photos). Please remove any watermarks or names from the photos prior to submitting.  Your blog name and URL address will be included on the page and there will be a statement on the cover sheet that acknowledges that the photos are the property of the individuals.

Please send your photos to us by midnight, October 1, 2016.  We’d like to have the calendar completed by the end of October, so we can submit the order to the publisher in time for people to purchase for the holidays. Please send pictures of your cats to us at sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com.  Make sure you include the phrase “2017 Blogging Cats Calendar” in the subject line

Important Information about of what to include in the email:
  1. Send up to 7 photos 
  2. Provide the names of the of the kitty(ies) in the photo.  Ideally, the name of the file would be the name of the cat(s).
  3. Name of blog
  4. Blog address


Format of collage:

8" x 10"
Portrait Mode


Sample Calendar Layout

Here's a sample of what a page in the calendar may look like - 


If you have any questions, please contact us at our email address at sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com

29 comments:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to do this despite your busy schedule.

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  2. This is so cool. Thank you for doing this! I'm working on my layout right now!

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  3. We'd love to submit something ... thank you for doing this!

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  4. This is a brilliant idea! I don't have cats, but I'm sure that the cat bloggers LOVE and proudly use this calendar.

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  5. wow this is superb im sure all cat bloggers will be ecstatic at this opportunity

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  6. Now that we know how to do it we'll get working on it.

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  7. Oh what fun! I know my kitties will want to be involved (Karma poses constantly...not always "politely" though!)

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  8. I'm getting to work on Attempted Murder Cat's, em, Trout's collage now! He's requesting the October spread ;)

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  9. Thanks so much for taking on this HUGE task YET AGAIN!! We sooo appreciate it! Just emailed you ours! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  10. Gotta get TW busy on this. We love the planner and use it throughout the year.

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    1. Who knows? If I get really motivated, I may choose to put together a dog calendar next year.

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  12. What a fun project!!! Beautiful - and functional! - layout too!

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  13. Too cool! How about Bean and Yoda DRESSED as a cat?! Eh? It was worth a try! I look forward to seeing the final product. Thanks so much for putting this together!

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  14. I used to have a blue point Himalayan Persian that looked like that cat. Very pretty

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  15. Thanks for the reminder. I love the photo with the long flowing tail in your collage BTW, just magnificent!

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  16. Haha this is awesome. I will have to submit photos of my Tuxedo Cat, Bruce Wayne! ;)

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  17. This sounds like a wonderful gift for a cat lover! Are they going to be for sale to the general public? I know someone who would love this.

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    1. Yes, they will be for sale. I'll post the link on the blog and FB once the calendar is published.

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  18. We so want to enter! What fun. I book marked your site, so I can come back to enter. Thanks!

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  19. Fantastic idea and cannot wait to see them when finished :)

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  20. This sounds like a fun project! And a lot of work!

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  21. So many beauties across the Cat Blogosphere ...I know this calendar will be amazing!

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  22. How exciting! It will surely be a beautiful calendar & planner, nice of you to open it up to other blogging cats for inclusion.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  23. Yikes. We'd better get to work! :)

    Thank you for your awesome work on the calendar, Mom Paula. You do such an amazing job!

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