It’s now officially February, and the release date for How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog is only a few weeks off– the official release date is Feb. 28. Of course, I’ve got a copy already:
If you would like a copy of your very own, you can either wait until the release, or take part in this shameless publicity stunt: The second-ever Dog Physics Photo Contest!
Last time around, we did a LOLEmmy contest for a bound galley proof of the first book. This time, I’m giving away a signed copy of the finished book, so we’ll go for something a little trickier: I’ve picked three pictures from my Flickr set of dog photos, showing Emmy sitting, play-bowing, and moping. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to crop her out of one of those three, and edit her into some other scene. Like this:
The best photoshopped picture of Emmy wins a signed copy of How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog. Rules and conditions below the fold:
- Emmy must be clearly visible in the final picture.
- You can feel free to add a caption, if it makes the joke better.
- The resulting picture must have something to do with physics (broadly defined). While I’m sure you could put her into a photo with the pepper-spraying cop or whatever the current photo meme is, unless you can somehow relate that to physics, it’s not eligible to win.
- The final image should be safe for work, as it were– no gratuitous nudity, obscene words, etc.
- The winner will be determined by a blue-ribbon committee consisting of me and Kate. The tie-breaking vote, if needed, will be provided by SteelyKid.
- All decisions by the judges are final.
- You must grant me permission to re-use your image for book promotion purposes (on the blog, on DogPhysics.com, the Facebook page, etc.).
To enter, send me a link to your entry either by leaving it in a comment to this post, or by emailing it to the address in the Contact tab at the top of this blog. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm EST, next Friday, Feb. 10