Are you creative and up for a new challenge? Then get creative and take part in our big AI (artificial intelligence) wall calendar competition. Win the international CALVENDO AI Calendar Award and get featured at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair!
TASK Create original wall calendars on our CALVENDO platform using AI tools, such as Midjourney. You can choose from three themes for your entry:
Children’s calendar for 6- to 12-year-olds, featuring a story told in pictures that spans the whole year, i.e., calendar pages from January to December. Text can be included.
Calendar that illustrates classics of world literature featuring images of famous works, e.g., by Arthur Conan Doyle, William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, etc.
Medieval fantasy calendar featuring scenes of knights and dragons, fairytale castles, etc. in a medieval look.
PRIZES The three calendars that our jury will select as winners will be exhibited in the annual “Calendar Gallery”at Frankfurt Book Fair 2023. This unique wall calendar exhibition showcases the range of products available to buy to international trade visitors as well as to consumers. We will also invite the winners to attend Frankfurt Book Fair (trip to Frankfurt and admission to fair will be covered)! The winning calendars will be promoted on our social media channels, in our newsletter and our online shop.
HOW TO TAKE PART Taking part is easy: Set up a CALVENDO user account and design your AI wall calendar on our free CALVENDO platform. When submitting your AI wall calendar, enter one of the following terms as a reference for the jury. Choose the term that is applicable to your chosen theme: “AI Children’s Award”, “AI Literature Award”, “AI Middle Ages Award”. You can submit up to 20 works in all 3 categories.
Deadline for entries: 31 July 2023. The CALVENDO jury will select one winner for each theme and you’re in for a chance to visit Frankfurt Book Fair – don’t miss!
With calendar season on our doorsteps (yes, autumn is finally here!), we see new users on our platform as well as ‘old hands’ cracking on with their ideas and producing fresh calendar material. Here are a few projects that caught our eye over the past weeks. If you haven’t logged into the system yet this year to start a new project, take a look and be inspired by this snapshot of our talented Calvendo community (and there’s much more!):
Reflective: David Chennell’s Wirral calendar features beautiful reflection photography, showing Merseyside’s hidden gem in a different light.
Niche interest: Airline tails – yes, that’s a thing! Craig Russell had enough material for not just one but two calendars featuring airline tails. If you’re not an aviation expert yourself, you’ll be surprised how varied and colourful they are
Twilight zone: Sue Burton has taken a closer look a the hours of twilight and found different Degrees of Darkness
Flower artistry: Terry Hewlett’s Floral Attraction brightens up every wall, a real mood booster!
Calling all photographers, graphic designers, painters and creative people: We’ve just launched a new Made in the UK edition and would love to see your calendar ideas for that! 2016 calendars submitted between now and 15th November 2015 will be considered for Calvendo’s special Made in the UK logo to be featured on every calendar selected.
With the Made in the UK edition, Calvendo wants to encourage users to think creatively how to render the theme of Britishness for the medium of a wall calendar: “Typical sports, customs, traditions, sights, quirks – any ideas are welcome and will be considered by our team of calendar specialists,” explains Calvendo CEO Jochen Jauch. “We’re deliberately not restricting the topic further apart from the ‘Made in the UK’ headline because we want to give our users scope to use their creativity as freely as possible. We’re very excited to see what kind of topics they’ll come up with and in which form they’ll submit them for our new calendar edition dedicated to all things British.”
Important to know for anyone considering to give it a go: Every calendar that is created on www.calvendo.co.uk and submitted has the chance of being published, even if it won’t be included in the Made in the UK edition. As an open platform, users can register free of charge on Calvendo, create their calendars as self-publishers with an editing software integrated on the site and submit them to a jury who will perform a quality check. All calendars that pass the jury process and are released for publication will receive an ISBN and be listed on retail platforms such as Amazon. Production is upon custom order via digital print-on-demand and self-publishers receive royalties for each calendar copy sold.
Users who want their submission to be considered for the Made in the UK edition should add a short note before submitting their work. For more information, please see our dedicated “How to submit a calendar for the Made in the UK edition” page. Users whose calendar has been selected will be informed and provided with the logo to add it to their calendar. They are also free not to accept the label and publish their calendar without. Altogether, Calvendo will include 20 calendars in its first ever Made in the UK edition.