We have now finished collecting information for the 2012 year books so will not be accepting any more adverts for 2012.
If you are interested in buying a year book, please click here.
Type of Page
Full colour page with 1 photo
Full page black & white with 1 photo
Full page black & white text only, no photo
Obituaries* - See note below
Champions Roll of Honour*
Working Roll of Honour*
Affix List Entry
Website listing (Free to members only with advert)
Affix/logo link on website (without advert in yearbook)
Commercial advertisements - Price on application
All newly crowned Champions - we need a good photo, 3 generation pedigree, owner, breeder, date of birth, date of 3rd CC.
Working Roll of Honour - need the same info for all dogs qualified to work Test A Obedience, WD working trials and grade 5 Agility.
All digital pictures must be high quality scans at 300dpi or better.
Full obituaries free only for dogs who have made a significant contribution to the breed, short 2 line obituaries free for others, all other longer obituaries, with or without picture, will be £10 per dog.
All adverts and enquiries to:
Margy Pratten - firstname.lastname@example.org
Concord, 145 Belper Road,
Tel: 01159 447145
We would also be grateful for any interesting articles for inclusion.
If you are writing your advertisement on a computer please send the text on a disk as well as hard copy. If you want particular typefaces used please include them on the disk. If after sending in your advertisement you wish to make any changes, please do so in writing. If your photographs are valuable to you, don't forget to include a SAE, then we can return everything to you once we have it back from the printers - roughly at the time of Crufts. If you don't include a SAE your photographs will be available for collection at the BSDA of GB Championship Show.
TIPS FOR PREPARING EYE-CATCHING ADVERTISEMENTS:
The most striking advertisements are usually those without too much working, allowing space for a larger photograph.
Tell us if you want your design followed exactly or if you want the printer to design it for you.
Try to work on the correct page size, which will make it easier for you to see how the finished advertisement will look. Remember that in the yearbook the page will need a page number, so allow space at the top for this.
Always supply a printout of your advertisement even if you are supplying it on disk. Any typesetting on computer is always formatted for your particular desktop printer, so it may look different when it arrives at the yearbook printers. Also the printers will need to import your files into their program, and this too can change the appearance.
Belgian Shepherds are notoriously difficult to photograph well.
Groenendaels are obviously difficulty being all black, but the black faces of the other varieties also cause problems, especially if the advertisement is black and white. The photographs that reproduce best are those that have plenty of contrast. Photographing your dog against a dark bush may look fine in colour, but in black and white your dog is then dark grey against a dark grey background, and its features become very indistinct. The best result if achieved when the background behind the dog is very light (such as the sky) or thrown out of focus by being distant.
SUPPLYING ADVERTISEMENTS ON DISK
If you are supplying our advertisement on disk (or by email), here are a few guidelines to ensure we get the right quality.
* Firstly, please tell us if you want the advertisement exactly as you have supplied it or whether you want the printer to take your working and pictures and design it for you. It is not always obvious, and we don't want to upset anyone by getting it redesigned if they were happy with the layout they had supplied.
* If you do want it designed for you, it is still a good idea to supply the working on disk as this cuts down on errors caused by not being able to read people's handwriting.
* Always supply a printed copy with your disk so that we can see what it's meant to look like. The layout often changes when the file is opened on a different computer. Don't just send a proof without the disk, as this will mean having to type it in and lay it out again from scratch.
* If you want to use a special typeface, please supply the font. There are tens of thousands of fonts available and if yours is an unusual one, the chances are that the printer won't have it.
* Please don't supply an inkjet proof in place of a photograph - they never scan well. Either supply an actual photograph or the digital image. These days many people are using digital cameras. These can produce very good quality pictures, but you need to send us the image on disk - not just a printout.