Gregor Self-Publishing Calendar Award 2017

For the second time, the Gregor International Calendar Award will be recognising outstanding self-published calendars in its 2017 competition and Calvendo self-publishers who’re interested in taking part can benefit from an exclusive 40% discount on the registration fee:

•           Fees for submitting one to five calendar titles – EUR 96 (approx. GBP 80) instead
of EUR 160

•           Fees for submitting six to ten calendar titles – EUR 150 (approx. GBP 125) instead
of EUR 250

Calvendo will take over the remaining cost for you!

Deadline for the competition and submitting your calendars is 12 December 2016.

Click here for English-language T&Cs

Click here for English-language registration form (scroll down to page 2)

All details also on the official Gregor International Calendar Award 2017 website.

You can submit calendars in altogether ten categories:

1.    Travel, Landscapes

2.    Cities & Architecture

3.    Animals

4.    Art & Culture

5.    Technology & Transport

6.    Sport & Hobbies

7.    People

8.    Eating & Dinking, Lifestyle

9.    Humour, Satire

10.  Nature & the Environment

A jury made up of photography and design experts will decide on the winners and last year, a few lucky Calvendo self-publishers were presented with awards at the ceremony in Stuttgart.

CALVENDO self-publishers who were awarded with the Gregor self-publishing calendar award in 2016 (Copyright: Udo W. Beier)

CALVENDO self-publishers who were awarded with the international Gregor self-publishing calendar award in 2016 (Copyright: Udo W. Beier)

Winners will be selected in January 2017 and the official awards ceremony is on 26 January 2017. All submitted calendars will be showcased in an exhibition in Stuttgart and all winners will be included in a calendar yearbook that will be sent out to all participants.

IMPORTANT: In order to claim your exclusive 40% Calvendo discount, you’ll have to enter your Calvendo author ID in the field “Customer Number” on the registration form. Your ID number is included on your account statement (“Autoren-ID”, top right) which you’ll find in your Calvendo account under “My Pay”. Should you have trouble finding you ID number, please contact marketing@calvendo.com.

In order to take part in the competition, the following must be submitted by post:

• 3 copies of each calendar title

• 3 copies of the registration form

• Description of calendar concept (max. 1 page, A4, 1,500 characters)

Address:

Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Wohnungsbau
Baden-Württemberg
Haus der Wirtschaft Baden-Württemberg
„gregor award_SP“
Logistik
Schlossstraße 23
70174 Stuttgart

Deadline: 12 December 2016

#BeautifulBritain: Apply your local point of view

Local and regional content is very popular for calendars and a couple of weeks back, we called upon you in our blog here to create calendars that feature the UK’s villages, towns, cities and localities. Here’s a reminder now not to forget about #BeautifulBritain (yes, we thought there are not enough hashtags in this world, so here’s another one!) and show us the country from North to South and West to East.

While certain regions, such as Cornwall or Scotland, are already very well covered in our calendar programme, there are certain parts completely missing:

  • You can check all our calendar content in our product gallery simply by using the search function to find out what’s missing and what’s already there.

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If you’re in need of inspiration how to approach your #BeautifulBritain calendar, consider the following:

  • Buyers expect a local/regional calendar to feature everything that’s typical about ‘their hood’. Even if you think at first that there’s nothing beautiful or worthy to be presented in a calendar, think again: Major sights and world-famous attractions as you’d find them in Paris, London or Rome are not necessary! For the people who live in any given place, it’s their home and therefore of importance. Capture anything that might strike a chord or trigger memories, such as
  • Churches/churchyards, town halls, monuments, memorials, market squares, high streets, bridges, fountains, castles/castle ruins, towers, zoos, lakes, mills, harbours, skylines, etc
  • Historical as well as modern buildings and facades
  • Stately homes, parks & gardens
  • Typical events, such as (historic) festivals, parades, sports events, markets (crafts, food, etc), country shows

In the end, you know your region best – show us your corner of #BeautifulBritain!

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And remember the advantages of this type of calendar: You cater for a niche, so you have a ready-made, dedicated audience that you can promote to directly via local channels, such as your local newspaper (send them a press release!), online forums, local events, your local social circle, your FB page and other social sites. Read more on local calendar making on our blog, plus: feel free to try our new design templates when creating your calendar!

P.S.: Even a big city like London (and yes, we’ve got enough general London calendars already!), provides material for local calendars that can fill gaps in our product gallery: From Tooting in the South to Hampstead in the North, Chiswick in the West to Walthamstow in the East – there are lots of villages in London that don’t have their own calendar yet. The Mayor of London (who happens to be from Tooting) seems to share our ‘get local’ approach and has just started an initiative with the London tourist board to encourage visitors to explore the city’s hidden gems and many different neighbourhoods away from the tourist traps which we (obviously) quite like. So, should you be a London dweller, living in one of the many villages that this huge city is made up of, take your camera and honour your hood with a #BeautifulBritain calendar!

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Fill the gaps in our product gallery: calendar-less UK towns and cities

From A for Aberdeen to Y for York – there are many, many towns and cities in the UK that are missing in our calendar product gallery. As part of our #BeautifulBritain initiative to encourage you to create more local and regional calendar content, why not start filling the gaps? Below’s an alphabetical list of towns and cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants that are either completely missing in our product gallery or where there only are only one or two calendars. Remember the advantages you have as a calendar self-publishers with this type of content: a ready-made audience that you can market your product to! So, give your hometown its own calendar, there’s no excuse not to 🙂

  • Aberdeen
  • Aldershot
  • Altrincham
  • Ashford
  • Atherton
  • Aylesbury
  • Bamber Bridge
  • Bangor
  • Barnsley
  • Barry
  • Basildon
  • Basingstoke
  • Bath
  • Batley
  • Bebington
  • Bedford
  • Beeston
  • Belfast
  • Birkenhead
  • Birmingham (1 calendar)
  • Blackburn
  • Blackpool (1 calendar)
  • Bognor Regis
  • Bolton
  • Bootle
  • Bournemouth
  • Bracknell
  • Bradford
  • Brentwood
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Bristol
  • Burnley
  • Burton upon Trent
  • Bury
  • Cambridge (1 calendar)
  • Cannock
  • Canterbury
  • Cardiff
  • Carlisle
  • Chatham
  • Chelmsford
  • Cheltenham (2 calendars)
  • Chester
  • Chesterfield
  • Christchurch
  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Colchester
  • Corby
  • Coventry
  • Craigavon (incl. Lurgan, Portadown)
  • Crawley
  • Crewe
  • Crosby
  • Cumbernauld
  • Darlington
  • Derby
  • Derry (Londonderry)
  • Dewsbury
  • Doncaster
  • Dudley
  • Dundee
  • Dunfermline
  • Eastbourne
  • East Kilbride
  • Eastleigh
  • Ellesmere Port
  • Esher
  • Ewell
  • Exeter
  • Farnborough
  • Filton
  • Folkestone
  • Gateshead
  • Gillingham
  • Glasgow (2 calendars)
  • Gloucester
  • Gosport
  • Gravesend
  • Grays
  • Grimsby
  • Guildford
  • Halesowen
  • Halifax
  • Hamilton
  • Harlow
  • Harrogate
  • Hartlepool
  • Hastings (1 calendar)
  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Hereford
  • High Wycombe
  • Huddersfield
  • Ipswich
  • Keighley
  • Kettering
  • Kidderminster
  • Kingston upon Hull
  • Kingswinford
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Lincoln
  • Littlehampton
  • Liverpool (1 calendar)
  • Livingston
  • Loughborough
  • Lowestoft
  • Luton
  • Macclesfield
  • Maidenhead
  • Maidstone
  • Manchester
  • Mansfield
  • Margate
  • Middlesbrough
  • Milton Keynes
  • Neath
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Newcastle upon Tyne (1 calendar)
  • Newport
  • Newtownabbey
  • Northampton
  • Norwich
  • Nottingham
  • Nuneaton
  • Oldham
  • Oxford
  • Paignton
  • Paisley
  • Peterborough
  • Plymouth
  • Poole
  • Portsmouth
  • Preston
  • Rayleigh
  • Reading
  • Redditch
  • Rochdale
  • Rochester
  • Rotherham
  • Royal Leamington Spa
  • Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Rugby
  • Runcorn
  • Sale
  • Salford
  • Scarborough
  • Scunthorpe
  • Sheffield
  • Shoreham-by-Sea
  • Shrewsbury
  • Sittingbourne
  • Slough
  • Smethwick
  • Solihull
  • Southampton
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Southport
  • South Shields
  • Stafford
  • St Albans
  • Stevenage
  • St Helens
  • Stockport
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Stourbridge
  • Sunderland
  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Swansea
  • Swindon
  • Tamworth
  • Taunton
  • Telford
  • Torquay
  • Tynemouth
  • Wakefield
  • Wallasey
  • Walsall
  • Walton-on-Thames
  • Warrington
  • Washington
  • Watford
  • Wellingborough
  • Welwyn Garden City
  • West Bromwich
  • Weston-super-Mare
  • Weymouth
  • Widnes
  • Wigan
  • Willenhall
  • Woking
  • Wolverhampton
  • Worcester
  • Worthing
  • Wrexham
  • York