Guidelines for Member Submissions to Christmas Connections

Christmas Connections is the official Newsletter issued by IBRBS. Members are encouraged to contribute stories, photos, Chapter events, media events and other newsworthy articles. The following guidelines ensure that submissions meet the requirements to issue high-quality, professional publications.

Original Stories

  • Average 500-750 words (preferably one page and no more than two pages including photos)
  • Include a citation of any third-party source of information
  • Submit in Word or Word-compatible format
  • No personal political views, memes, editorials, or other graphics
  • Content is focused on the Christmas community
  • Does not promote private fundraisers, raffles, or contests
  • Include a brief comment of any affiliated Chapter you belong to, city/state in which you live, and how long you have been a Christmas performer

Shared or Copied Stories from Another Source or the Internet

  • Written permission from the author, OR the hyperlink to the site where you located the article
  • Submit in Word or Word-compatible format
  • No political views, memes, editorials, or other graphics
  • Content is focused on the Christmas community
  • Does not promote private fundraisers, raffles, or contests
  • Include a brief comment of any affiliated Chapter you belong to, city/state in which you live, and how long you have been a Christmas performer

Chapter Updates

  • Include a brief description of the event (when, where, how many attended, highlights, etc.)
  • Include the full name of the Chapter
  • Include Chapter logo or banner, if available

Members in the Media (news coverage, video, print, radio)

  • Include a link to external sources where your media coverage is located
  • Include the entire written article if available
  • Include a brief description of the nature of the media event
  • Include a brief comment of any affiliated Chapter you belong to, city/state in which you live, and how long you have been a Christmas performer

Cover Photo Submissions

  • High-quality resolution (.png, .jpg, or .tiff)
  • Include a brief description of the photo to add context (location, nature of activity, etc.)
  • Include a brief comment of any affiliated Chapter you belong to, city/state in which you live, and how long you have been a Christmas performer

Photo Requirements for all Images for Articles and Cover Submissions

  • You own the copyright or have printed permission from the holder to use professional photos
  • High resolution and suitable for publishing
  • You have parental permission for photos that feature children
  • IBRBS reserves the right to reformat photos for size and
  • Maximum 5 MB size

Email your Submissions

Please proof your article for proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Send your questions or submissions to Newsletter@IBRBSantas.org and include your full name and character name in your message.

IBRBS reserves the right to select and edit all content for Christmas Connections.

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