Yearbook Submission Instructions

In these instructions there will be many references to a "page" in the yearbook. In most cases this will actually be a half page and not a full page.


Your Bernese Mountain Dog is eligible for a page in the BMDCA Yearbook if it meets one of the following criteria:

In all cases, the dog must be owned or co-owned by a BMDCA member to have a page in the BMDCA Yearbook.

Submission Details

The simple case is if your dog has earned only one honor during the past calendar year. In this case you only need to submit your dog once.

However, it is very possible that your dog has earned more than one honor in the past calendar year. In this case, you will need to submit a separate entry for your dog for each category in which they have earned an award. The categories are listed on the submission page.

If your dog has earned more than one honor in a category, you will need only one submission for that category and then check each specific honor earned in that category. You will receive only one page for each category.

Photo File Requirements

The BMDCA Yearbook is a very high quality publication and we would like to keep it so. This means that we do need you to submit a high quality photo that will reproduce well. The system will enforce a minimum size in photo dimensions (height and width). Here are the details:

Photo Scanning

We need high resolution photos of your dog. Please, when scanning your actual photographs make sure you set the Resolution to 300dpi. Save the picture as a jpeg, or png. The screen shots here show how typical scanner settings look.

Your software may be slightly different but will typically have these settings.

Having Trouble?

If you have any questions, are having trouble with the online submission tool, or scanning a quality photo, please do not hesitate to contact the Yearbook Committee Chair, Teresa Dominguez at

You are also welcome to send her your submission information via email or via US Mail as outlined below.

Submitting Via US Mail

You may not have access to a quality digital image or may be uncomfortable using the online submission tool. In these cases you are welcome to submit your dog information via US Mail. Your photo may be submitted on a CD, thumb drive, or you may send an actual high quality photograph. If you send an actual photograph, these must be professionally printed photos; not something printed on a home printer. If you want an actual photograph returned, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed return envelope.

All submissions sent by US Mail should be addressed to:

Teresa Dominguez
BMDCA Yearbook
2838 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

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