On behalf of the Turbo Diesel Register, Geno's Garage, and Cummins, Inc., I would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the participants of our 7th Annual TDR Calendar Contest.
We were again overwhelmed by the response and overall quality of photographs submitted. We received over 300 different shots which made the selection process difficult.
Issue 78 of the Turbo Diesel Register was shipped with a copy of the calendar enclosed. Additional copies are available at http://www.tdr-online.com. Or you can download a .pdf copy by clicking on the photo above.
Start planning your submission for next year. We plan to encourage Dodge/Cummins Turbo Diesel truck owners to find opportunities to photograph their truck at work or in close proximity to something that represents the rich history of our Country.
Again, we appreciate the time and energy spent preparing these photographs for submission.
It is that time of year again. No, you have not missed a birthday or anniversary. It is time to submit your best photograph for the Turbo Diesel Register’s 7th annual calendar contest.
Our annual calendar contest was introduced in 2007, and much to our surprise, the member response and photo quality were outstanding. We have seen enthusiasm for this competition grow each year since. And with the popularity of digital photography, the overall quality of the photographs continue to improve.
Here is your chance to have your truck featured in the 2013 TDR Calendar. Participation is easy. Just send us your photograph! No sweat. Clean up your rig. Take it out and position against a scenic backdrop, or put it to work. Then wait for cloud cover or for the daybreak/twilight hour so that there are not any dreaded shadows.
Capture your rig with a digital camera with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (the bigger, the better) or send us an old-fashioned print photograph.
Some tips from the judges:
Action shots are really hard to pass up.
Photographs with interesting backgrounds (oil rigs, vintage signs, breathtaking vistas) are popular with the judges too.
Photographs that represent a specific season or holiday seem to be winners. Who could pass up a photo of a truck loaded with pumpkins for the October or November spread? What about some fireworks in the background?
Extreme weather (snow, rain, lightning) adds action to the photograph.
Trucks at work (or play) almost always make it to the final round. That’s why we own our trucks anyway, right?
Take care to make sure photographs are clear and do not have any junk in the background. We frequently see power poles appearing to grow out of a truck bed and McDonalds Kids Meal boxes in the windows.
Submit the photo(s) by mail, e-mail or FTP to the TDR offices by Friday, September 14, 2012.
Be sure to include your full name, mailing address, and some information on your truck with your submittion.
Mail your print photographs to: Turbo Diesel Register, 2013 Calendar Contest, 1150 Samples Industrial Drive, Cumming, GA 30041.
Each year we continue to be honored to receive the number of photographs we do for use in the TDR Annual Calendar. This year, as in years past, it was extremely difficult to select just twelve photographs for the calendar. To all of you who sent in photographs, we offer you our sincere appreciation you for both your time and your work. We enjoyed receiving each and every entry. Congratulations to those TDR Members whose photographs were featured in this year's calendar:
- Mark Lipfeld - January - Richard Szklany - February - Tony Redmon - March - John Miller - April - Ian Seyler - May - Seth Teichert - June - Terry Thain - July - Keith Landgraf - August - Jim Bagley - September - Brian Doody - October - Joe Clark - November - Mike Colosky, Blair Pine and David Magnoli - December
And congratulations also to those whose photographs were publised on the calendar's cover: Doug Fark, Frank Kovach, Tommy Morgan, Andy Markiewicz, Brett Bartlett, George Reese, Mark Petros, Curt Beck, Kelly Reed, Michael Hannick, Pul Mierop, Eric Owen, Bob MacDonald, Gordy Boldt, Jack Graham, and Wayne Roitsch.
Download your copy of the 2012 TDR Member Calendar. Or purchase additional color copies at the Turbo Diesel Register.
Now get those cameras back out and start working on your entries for next year!
Don't be discouraged if your your photograph was not chosen for this year's calendar. Many of your photographs will be used throughout 2012 in the TDR magazine. Be on the lookout.
What's in your camera? Inspired by an annual calendar published in the pages of Grassroots Motorsports, we introduced the TDR calendar contest in 2007. Much to our surprise, the member response and photo quality were outstanding.
We expect the competition to be tough again this year. Nonetheless, here is your chance to have your truck featured at the TDR web site and on the 2012 TDR Calendar. Participation is easy. Just send us your photograph! No sweat. Just clean up your rig, take it out and position against a scenic backdrop or put it to work. Then wait for cloud cover or for the daybreak/twilight hour so that there are not any dreaded shadows. Capture your rig with a digital camera with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi or send us an old-fashioned print photograph.
Some tips from the judges:
• Action shots are hard for us to pass up. • Be careful to make sure your photograph is clear and does not have any junk in the background. We've seen power poles appearing to come out of truck beds and a few McDonalds Kids Meal boxes in the windows. • Photographs with interesting backgrounds are preferred. • Extreme weather adds action to the photograph.
Like last year, there is a limit of two photographs per member. Submit the photo(s) by mail, e-mail or FTP to the TDR offices by Friday, September 16, 2011.
The 2012 winners will be chosen and the calendar will be posted at the TDR web site for download to TDR members. A print copy of the calendar will also be mailed to each TDR member. We will announce the results on-line during December so that the Turbo Diesel calendar will be the first in your 2012 inbox.
Deadline for submitting photos: Friday, September 16, 2011.