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NBCDI 2019 Calendar of Children Photo Submission Guidelines

Representation Matters.

That is why for more than 45 years, the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) has produced the Calendar of Children. The calendar is more than a collection of images. It is a celebration of the many shades and colors of Black people, a testament to the beauty and strength of Black children and families, and an acknowledgment of Black achievement.

Help us to tell our story—and yours.

This year's calendar will feature amazing photos of children engaged in activities that reflect NBCDI’s core programs – families with children at play, reading their favorite books, making healthy meals together, engaging in outdoor activities, and more. Between now and Tuesday, July 31, 2018, submit photos of your family and children (infants to age 8) to calendar@nbcdi.org. 

We are looking forward to seeing photos of you and the #StrongBlackChild in your life.

A few guidelines.

All accepted photographs must adhere to the following criteria:

  • Must be full-color, high-quality, high-resolution images. (Photos from digital cameras are preferred. Cellphone photos should be emailed at "original" on Android phones or "actual-sized" on iPhones.)
  • Feature children who are 8 years old or younger.
  • Include no more than FIVE (5) individuals total
  • Must be candid or action shots. (We will NOT accept professional studio portraits or images with prefabricated backgrounds.)

Please type YOUR NAME and 2019 Calendar of Children in the subject line and include the following information: your name, relationship of the individuals included and to the child, telephone number, and email address in the body of the message.

A signed parental authorization and release form for each adult and child featured will be required for selected photographs.

If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact us at calendar@nbcdi.org.

We look forward to seeing your beautiful pictures!