Latest News: TOGs Heartfelt Calendar 2016 gets go ahead!

The TOGs Heartfelt Calendar 2016 will be produced in aid of the British Heart Foundation. The calendar reflects the positive action taken by Hellen to celebrate my life while I am still very much alive and kicking, despite the numerous heart problems I have suffered, and we felt that it would be better focused on that single charity to maximise the impact and hopefully raise a lot of money to help heart research continue.
Following a meeting with the British Heart Foundation, they have agreed that we should go ahead with a calendar for 2016, and things are now under way to make that happen. We earnestly hope to have the calendars on sale in the British Heart Foundation shops, but that is by no means certain so we will not take anything for grated just yet

So, to work, how will this thing work? Well Hellen did all the hard work last time, or the majority of it, but this year we are opening the calendar up to photographic entries from everyone. A Competition will be held for amateur photographers to photograph a heart, to be as creative as possible and use all the tools at their disposal to create original photographs of hearts for possible inclusion in next year's TOGs Heartfelt Calendar. Full rules, and Terms and Conditions of entry will be published once these are finalised, but there are guidelines on the RULES page for you to get started if you want to seek out some ideas.

 There are also lots of examples of "hearts" that Hellen photographed and published for last year's calendar. Hopefully you will be able to come up with some great creative ideas, BUT, and it's a fairly big but, they must be original, with everything created by you for the photograph. The entry can be collaborative, with the creative idea and photography coming from maybe both partners in one of our TOG couples or our crafty TOGs for instance! The world is your lobster, as Hellen would say! No professional photographers though, we want everyone to have a fair chance.

TOGS Heartfelt Calendar 2016 Photographic Competition

The competition will open for photo entries on 11th April 2015 when full terms and conditions will be added. There will be a small entry fee per photograph (£1.20 or so) entered in the competition, you will be able to buy the entry on line and submit your pictures electronically, or we will have a PO Box where you can submit printed pictures, along with a cheque or Postal Order for the entry fee.

First Prize will be a cash prize of £250.00 and the winner will have their picture as the front cover of the 2016 TOGs Heartfelt Calendar.

Sir Terry Wogan has already agreed to be one of the celebrity judges and we have enlisted a prolific Twitter and Facebook Travel Blogger, who also gets commissioned to write travel articles for major holiday airlines and the like. His name is Paul Steele. More celebrity judges have been approached and hopefully some of these will help us too! We thought we would give you this lead in to the main event, to give you a chance to have a look at some of the current heart pictures from this year's calendar and maybe get your creative heads on and look for ideas for the next one. Bear in mind this is all about the British Heart Foundation, so inappropriate photographs will not be allowed, so think about what you are producing! Common sense rules!




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