After much anticipation and still in time for the holiday shopping season, The Inyo Register is unveiling today its first-ever and first annual calendar compiled solely of local residents’ photographs.
The 2014 “Images of Inyo County” calendar is being inserted into today’s edition as a gift to the Register’s loyal subscribers and a thank you to everyone who reads Inyo County’s hometown newspaper.
The calendar features 14 photographs submitted by amateur shutterbugs from throughout Inyo and Mono counties; all photos adhere to the 2014 calendar theme of “Local Beauty” in Inyo County
Each photograph that appears in the calendar was chosen through an anonymous voting process that, according to the panel assembled by The Inyo Register, was extremely difficult given the amount of photos received and the overall quality of submissions.
“It was staggering,” said one judge. “There were just so many great photos of so many fantastic scenes of Inyo County. It got to the point where it was a relief if we could quickly disqualify a photo because it was taken in Mono County or it was too small, pixel-wise, for reproduction.”
The judging was done in two rounds. Each of the 141 submitted photos was assigned a number and this is what the judges saw – no photographers’ names, in other words.
After two rounds, the highest scoring photo was assigned to the cover, 12 more finalist photos were assigned to individual months and the runner-up photograph was placed on the back page.
Beginning today, additional copies of the 2014 “Images of Inyo County” calendar will be available for sale for $5 each at The Inyo Register offices, 1180 N. Main St., Ste. 108, Bishop (in the Smart & Final shopping center).
Calendars can also be mailed out of the area for $5 plus postage. Call (760) 873-3535 and ask for Circulation to have a copy mailed.
A portion of the proceeds from all calendars sold will be donated to the Bardini Foundation, a non-profit organization formed in memory of Bishop resident Allan Bard, a nationally respected mountain and ski guide.
The goal of the Bardini Foundation is to carry out Bard’s “intention of exposing people to the total mountain experience” – from businessmen to innercity youth – while instilling in them an appreciation and respect for wild places, as well as teaching them proper outdoor etiquette.