The Good Cop Calendar: 73 Days To GoSubmitted by chris cudnoski on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 19:26
The Good Cop Calendar is going live with a kickstarter page designed to run for 9 days for the first phase of the project: the info card for photo hunters.
THE GOOD COP CALENDAR will be a 12-month wall calendar with a monthly large photo of a police officer from somewhere around the country doing their job. The blank spaces on the calendar also will hold a picture.
The pictures will be submitted by individuals around the country as photographs or videos. The people who submit the winning pictures for the 12 months plus the cover, as well as the winning police departments as chosen by visitors to the website, get a bunch of free calendars.
The calendar will be awarded as a 'reward' for contributing $20 to the calendar portion of the kickstarter project.
The idea is a yearly wall calendar with pictures of good cops doing their jobs across the country, submitted by people all over the country.
The purpose is to highlight the many times police do something good and it gets overlooked.
The greater purpose is outreach - to get people interacting with police, and to teach them that it is not illegal to photograph or film a police officer.
I'd like to do business with others here with the printing of the calendars,
The info cards
A host for a website
10,000 BUSINESS CARDS
This is the cheap and easy part. A simple kickstarter (it qualifies I would argue as a creative project) would get the $200 or so necessary to print 10,000 doublesided cards, 2 1/2 times the project goal of 4000, plus postage to distribute them to the kickstarter 'donors'. A minimum $1 kickstarter pledge gets 20 cards delivered with about a 2 cent profit to spare. If I don't reach the $200 kickstarter goal I'll meet it myself.
The calendar is the second stage of the project. The first stage is the outreach - spreading the word, collecting the photographs, distributing the information cards that explain what the project is on one side and the law on the other.
Designing and distributing the cards I can do.
Setting up a kickstarter for the cards I can do. Printing the cards I can do.
Another reason for the cards is because the photographs used in the calendar will be voted on. Then the top 12 plus the cover are chosen, plus around 20 for the extra spaces on the calendar.
Getting an account at imgur I can do.
Designing a website that tabulates the votes I can't.
(Or the opportunity)
Obviously a calendar is something you would want to receive around or usually before January first. Delivery in time for Christmas is even better. So reality has a deadline that can't be negotiated with. Even if we do everything right there's still the possibility that things might go wrong.
So as a contingency plan, a single panel of just January could be delivered to the eventual calendar recipient. Hopefully that won't happen though.