Monthly Reader Photo Contest Rules

Monthly Reader Photo Contest Rules

Rather than spelling these out every single month, I decided to put the rules and guidelines for our monthly reader photo contests in one place.

Each MONTH there will be a new theme which I will announce on that month’s contest page.

To enter your photo READ CAREFULLY…

  • Take a photo of your dolls according to the announced theme
  • RESIZE your photos to 540 pixels wide (this is easy to do using one of the free tools or
  • Save your file as your first name and the date – for example – name-feb14.jpg
  • Email your photo to
  • Put “READER PHOTO ENTRY” in the subject line (I get a ton of email & this will make it easier to sort through)
  • Make sure you include your name, a caption and a description your photos

The rest of the details:

  • Everyone is invited to submit ONE entry per day using the guidelines above.
  • ALL DOLLS are encouraged to enter – American Girl, Maplelea, Springfield, Ellowyne, Barbie, Tonner, Bitty Baby, Monster High, and the list goes on! The more variety the better.
  • We will draw 3 entries at random and 2 entries will be picked based on their creativity/excellence to receive an exclusive Doll Diaries Love shirt for 18? dolls  (Thanks to My Doll’s Life for supplying the prizes).
  • If you are 13 and under you must have your parent’s permission to enter.
  • We will only publish photos that are of good quality and appropriate for viewers of all ages.
  • Again, photos MUST BE YOUR OWN – do not take someone else’s photo from somewhere else on the Internet and post it as your own. Doing so will get you banned from all future photo events on this site.
  • By submitting your photo, you are granting permission to publish the photo along with your first name and the description you provide. We will never publish or share your email address or personal information. You are also granting us permission to use your photo on the DollDiaries Facebook page and/or YouTube channel.