2016 Calendar Photo Contest


Photos are being accepted for the 2016 Wrestler Calendar! Submit your photos to join elite and up-and-coming wrestlers support Jake Calhoun in paying for his medical expenses.

Looking for a chance to gain exposure? Show the wrestling world you are a beast and submit your photos for a chance to be featured in the second annual nationwide wrestling calendar.  The volunteers at the Jake Calhoun Campaign are producing a calendar showcasing elite and up-and-coming wrestlers and coaches in all areas of the sport, and we are accepting photos & applications for a limited time. A wrestler and coach, Jake suffered heat stroke at the Greco Roman World Team Trials in June 2014, and received a life saving liver transplant. Photos will only be accepted until November 15, 2015.

We invite you to submit photographs from your wrestling career for our 2016 calendar, which will benefit Jacob Calhoun’s fundraising campaign. Jake is a two-time NCAA Division III national qualifier.  Jake has been an assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and Gettysburg College. Recently he attended SUNY-Cortland where he was a graduate assistant coach. Jake was the head wrestling coach for Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA at the time of his heatstroke accident. Proceeds from calendar sales will be provided to the National Foundation for Transplants in honor of Jacob Calhoun to assist with his medical expenses. We encourage submission of photographs that display and celebrate your love of wrestling. Eligibility, entry period and instructions, judging criteria and winner selection and notification procedures are detailed below.



This contest is open to coaches and wrestlers of all sanctions: freestyle, folk and Greco-Roman. No purchase is necessary to enter the contest. This contest is void where prohibited by law.


The contest will begin January 1st, 2015 and end October 1st, 2015. All entries must be received within this time period. “Jake Calhoun Campaign” reserves the right to modify the deadline for submissions due to circumstances beyond its control.


Please enter the contest by submitting your original photograph electronically to jakecalhountransplant@gmail.com. Entrants must submit within the email the following information:

  • name of person(s) in photo
  • date of birth
  • name of person who took photo
  • name of person submitting the picture
  • phone number
  • email address
  • home address
  • brief description of the high resolution picture(s) you are submitting: submit at least 2 photos: a wrestling action shot and a casual shot
  • name of school or wrestling club
  • hobbies
  • favorite quote.
  • notable wrestling accomplishments

No other method of entry will be accepted. We will not accept photographs submitted through the mail.

You may submit as many photographs as you wish; however, you must submit the information above for each photograph you wish to enter. Please submit at least TWO photographs: an action shot and a casual shot.

Please set your camera to the highest possible resolution to ensure a high resolution file. Please shoot your pictures horizontally not vertically. The image may originate in a non-digital format (such as high quality film slides, negatives or prints scanned into a digital format) so long as it is submitted electronically. Entries must be submitted in JPEG format (as .jpg files) and should be at least 1MB but should not exceed 5MB. If an image file is not readable, the entry will be disqualified. Electronic files submitted to “Jake Calhoun Campaign” will not be returned and may be retained by ““Jake Calhoun Fundraiser” after the completion of the contest.

By entering, you confirm that the photograph that you submit is original and is your own, and does not infringe on the rights of any third party, copy written photos are not permitted. You further confirm that your participation in this photo contest does not violate any agreement between you and a third party.

By entering the photo contest, you grant “Jake Calhoun Campaign” the non-exclusive right to publish, use, distribute, reproduce and publicly display your photograph, and to create derivative works from your photograph, in perpetuity, in any of its on-line, print or other media publications, materials or exhibitions, for purposes of promoting “Jake Calhoun Campaign” mission and awareness, including but not limited to for editorial, advertising, publicity, and fundraising purposes, without payment or compensation. You grant “Jake Calhoun Campaign” permission to provide your name, and your city and state of residence, when publishing, reproducing or otherwise using your photo and when identifying you as an entrant in the photo contest. While “Jake Calhoun Campaign” will make every effort to credit photographers when using photos, there may be circumstances where it is not possible to do so. “Jake Calhoun Campaign” assumes no responsibility for submissions. Selected images are used on a non-exclusive basis. “Jake Calhoun Campaign” retains the right to use photos in any advertising and/or promotion it deems suitable.


After the close of the entry period, eligible photographs will be reviewed and the finalists will be awarded a page on our 2016 Wrestler calendar.

The decisions of “Jake Calhoun Campaign” are final and binding.


On or about November 20th, 2015, “Jake Calhoun Campaign” shall notify each winner of his or her selection. Notification shall be by e-mail and/or telephone. Winners and runners-up will be provided a photo release form to complete and return prior to this date. Participants under 18 years of age will require parental permission. We may request more information to be used in our calendar.


This photo contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

As an entrant in this photo contest, it is your responsibility to determine that you are eligible to enter and to comply with the entry instructions and other photo contest rules set forth herein. Any violation of the contest rules may result in your disqualification.

Calendars will be made available for purchase in mid-November. Check here for details on when and where to purchase. All proceeds will be provided to the National Foundation for Transplants Florida Transplant Fund in honor of Jacob Calhoun.

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