We are pleased to invite you to participate in the magazine and website by submitting your event and program news articles, letters, and photos.
You may send photos and captions to run in the following magazine sections: Pageant Talk, Pageant & Fashion News, Beauty Spotlight, Photo Contest and Crowning Moments.
Please read the following guidelines and check that your materials conform to them.
I. Photo type, size & quality
A. Digital Photos: Print photos will no longer be accepted. Digital camera photos or scanned photos must be created at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (3 megapixel), in RGB JPEG format, with JPEG quality set to “good” or “best.” Typical file size for a good digital image will be 300 KB to 2 MB each. The image file itself should be named in this format: “NAME.JPG,” with your image name replacing “NAME” B. Tips: Images should be in focus and of good color, contrast, and composition. Slightly darker images, which can be lightened, are preferable to images that are too bright and have areas of no color (white), or are too dark and have areas of no detail (black). Don’t use software to increase resolution or color correct after the digital image is made; instead, only send the ORIGINAL properly sized, properly exposed untouched files. When making photos, limit the group size per photo or set up your subjects into two or more rows in order to avoid overly wide-view frames, which result in faces too small to reproduce well in the publication.
II. Photo caption contents
Each photo should be accompanied by compete caption information in your email or disk, including: A. Who is in the photo, from left to right, with pageant winners’ titles preceding the name (eg., Mrs. Titleholder 2010 Firstname Lastname, 1st Runner-up Firstname Lastname, etc.). B. What is the name of the event and the year? (eg., Eventname 2010). C. When the event took place (Month/Day/Year). D. Where the event took place (City, State, Public building). E. All details necessary to explain the circumstances or any other aspects of the photos not obvious from the images themselves.
III. Formatting photo captions
How you handle captions depends on what type of photos you are submitting and how you are sending them to Beauty It's Everywhere. To help keep your text and photos together, please follow these guidelines: A. Digital Image Captions 1. In your email or in a word-processing program, write one caption per photo, naming each caption with the file name of your digital images, followed by a period and the letters “txt” (eg., MyPageantryPicture.txt). 2. Save these text files to a folder on your computer hard drive, along with the associated digital images, for transmission. For instance, in the example above, you would have two files: name.jpg (the digital image file) and MyPageantPicture.txt (the caption text file).
IV. Formatting articles & letters
A. Pageant Talks (Self-Help, Advice, Pageant Updates and Interviews) should be up to 500 words in length (about two double-spaced typeset pages). B. For Crowning Moments, submit one color photo of your top winners only, with IDs from left to right. Please describe the highlights of your event production, from start to finish, including details about judging criteria, entertainment themes, semifinalists, and winners. C. For Pageant Talks be sure to sign your full name and include your current title as well. You may include a duplicate of a head-and-shoulders self-portrait, if available. D. Contact, Please provide a phone number and email address where we may contact you if questions arise.
V. Submitting your materials
Submitting Digital Files by Email: Please choose one of the following methods . 1. Text in Email, Images as Attachments: Copy and paste your text from your word-processed file into the body of the email, add the digital photos (up to 3 photos per email) as email attachments, and send the email; or alternatively… 2. All in Email Attachment: Compose a brief email, add the word-processed text document [ .doc or .txt file] and the digital images as attachments, and send the email. 3. Include your event name in the Subject field of the email, and your contact information in the body of the email. 4. Send email to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org