Guidelines - How to make a calendar page

on the making of an epiStoa calendar page

1. General goal

To elucidate a link between a present day notion and the ancient languages, for example the presence of Latin and ancient Greek in modern, commonly used terms in European languages or in the science terminology, specially physics, chemistry, medicine, laws, politics or economics.
A calendar page should make clear that Latin and/or Greek can greatly facilitate the comprehension of many terms and concepts.

2. The four steps of making a page

a. Identify a suited topic
b. find one or more telling, eye-catching, and beautiful images (resolution: 300 dpi)  (view example)
     (the image(s) must be in the public-domain, not underlying any copy right restrictions)
c. concisely explain topic and image (view example)
d. briefly indicate the Latin or Greek roots of the terms used (view example)
    place these explanations in the legend rather than in the main text (see calendar pages for the adequate syntax)

3. Format and design ( compare existing epiStoa calendar pages )

Every proposal must fit into an area of 200 mm (width) and 145 mm (height).
This area may contain one or more pictures along with an explanatory text. With one figure, the text must not exceed 500 characters.
For the text, please use a font similar to EB Garamond, Liberation serif, or TimesRoman serif, font size 12.

Please leave free the Header as well as the calendar's week field (lower third of the every page).

The more images you include, the more self-explanatory must they be, since there is correspondingly less space available for text blocks. 
Avoid to overload a page with text and please leave enough space for the second language!

Final check: Download these calendar page templates. Please make sure your image and text blocks do not exceed the spaces available.

4. Submission

Proposals may be submitted at any time! Those coming in after April 1 will be considered for the following year.

Please submit at least (i) title and (ii) text blocks in your mother tongue as well as (iii) images (jpeg or png, min. 150 dpi) along with a sketch/pdf indicating the overall arrangement.
Please do NOT care about the translations into the other languages, just don't write into the space reserved for the second language;
and please do NOT care about the lower third of the page, i.e., the calendar weeks, days, ect..

The final print versions of every calendar sheet will be streamlined by epiStoa and Atticus. Authors do not need to care about exact formatting or translations.

The twelve most convincing submissions will appear on next year's calendar.

5. Calendar Prize Award

In case you are a student, or a group of students, and apply for the epiStoa calendar prize, please note that
- the proposal must meet the criteria given under the above point "1. General Goal"
- both contents and form will be taken into consideration by the epiStoa jury
- the proposal must be complete and include a pdf showing the final arrangement of title, text and image(s).
The pdf may be generated, e.g., using a Text Processing Software such as Word or LibreOffice, or a Desktop Publishing Software such as Scribus or similar.