thanks to Jenn D'Eugenio for banner design)
Dave will turn 47 on January 14, 2016
Please take a moment to read and familiarize yourself with the annual
Birthday Book. All of your questions should be answered here. If not,
please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
link for submitting your contributions will be live later on in October
2015. It is not yet available.
for the Birthday Book:
DO NOT E MAIL YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO ME! USE THE SUBMIT BUTTON / LINK AT THE
VERY BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE!
deadline for your
photoshopped happy birthday wishes will be Tuesday,
January 12, 2015 at 6pm Eastern Time (same time zone as New York
entries this year MUST BE Photoshopped. There
will be no small notes/hand written entires. By
"photoshopped, I mean any program that can manipulate photos, pictures
etc. etc. You can use any type of software that will edit or create.
You can select a photo of yourself and add a greeting on to the photo,
create something completely from scratch, or whatever creative design
you can come up with. REMEMBER: it doesn't have to be fancy - it's the
thought that counts. Please check with family/friends for help. I simply
don't have the time this year to fix up contributions that are handwritten.
I expect a much bigger book this year due to the massive popularity of
the Broken Leg / Sonic Highways Tour and time is of the essence. Feel
free to use a photo that you took at a concert or a photo of you meeting
Dave(you lucky duck!) and photoshop or edit your greeting on to the photo.
Don't forget to include your name and location!
maximum size of your entry should be no more
than 800x600 pixels. Please size them before
sending them in. All entries will be excluded or sent back for sizing
if you do not meet the requirements.
not send your entries to me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or the
latest cool iPhone app that you cannot pry your eyes away from. Only entries
submitted via the submission page (not yet available!!!) will be accepted.
do not post your contributions/entries on social media until after
Dave's birthday. The point is for it to be a big surprise for everyone,
and when you post them on social media sites ahead of January 14, it sort
of ruins the book. I know it's difficult to wait, but please try. If you
plan on contributing to another online book, please make a separate greeting
for this book.
important: This is for Dave's Birthday.
Any entries that mention personal life (family, children etc.) will be returned
to you and you will be asked to either edit your contribution or not have
it included. Do not photoshop photos of his
family into your contribution. Just think of how you would like to be treated
on YOUR birthday and what sort of greetings you would like to receive. Don't
be creepy. BE RESPECTFUL of Dave. I absolutely will
NOT tolerate it this year. I've made a few exceptions in the past. No more.
more important: Put your name and your location on your contribution.
I'm challenging you this year to be creative. Think outside of the box.
If you want to create a video to Dave, do it! Upload it to YouTube &
send the link to me in the submission box to be provided soon. Make sure
that you allow it to be shared and that I can get an 'embedded' code to
the video. If you need help, e mail me or ask around. Keep your videos to
a couple of minutes and please remember that it's a birthday greeting -
not a way to audition for him. This isn't 'The Voice' or some other lame
TV show like 'American Idol'. I reserve the right to deny content. Rule
of thumb: it's a birthday wish/greeting. That's all. Try to keep videos
to a maximum of 2-3 minutes.
you want to work on a group submission, that's ok too! If you want to do both,
do both! There's no limit on how many wishes you can send in to Dave. As long
as you remember that it's about his birthday.
you need inspiration:
can check out our past birthday books:
The 606 Project
If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. No
question is too dumb. (Maybe). Contact me at email@example.com
wait until the last minute! Get your submissions in! I hear it EVERY year
from people "Oh, I should have contributed.. the birthday book looks
so good. I'll contribute next year." JUST DO IT!
am not sure yet if there will be a prize this year for best entry. You should
design & create from the heart and not worry about a prize. If there
is and you win, BONUS! More details soon. The link for submitting your contributions
will be live later this month! This will give you some time to read up on
the rules and start thinking about your birthday wishes!
CAN NOW UPLOAD YOUR BIRTHDAY BOOK CONTRIBUTIONS BY CLICKING ON THE LINK
BELOW AND FOLLOWING THE STEPS ON THE SUBMIT PAGE. I AM BEGGING YOU TO PLEASE
READ THE RULES ABOVE. I WILL NOT HESITATE TO RETURN YOUR GREETING TO YOU
OR DENY IT IF YOU HAVE NOT FOLLOWED THE RULES.