Please select from the various submenus when submitting ads to the Bagpiper
Bagpiper Advertising : General Advertising for owners, breeders and organizations. Full or half or quarter page ads in color or black/white.
Bagpiper Stud Dog : Only in issue #1. Stud Dog Ads are to advertise the available males. Quarter page, black/white ads. Typically a profile picture plus 3 generate pedigree and brief description of the dogs.
Bagpiper Business Card : Black/White Business Card sized Ads. Also available for the bi-annual printed STCA Roster.
Please submit separate ad information for each page or partial page of advertising.
The Bagpiper is the official publication of the Scottish Terrier Club of America (STCA) and mailed to STCA members (3rd class mailing is included in your membership, 1st class mailing is available for $20/year extra), Scottish Terrier judges and the AKC Library. For non-members, annual bulk mailed subscriptions (4 issues) are available from the Circulation Manager at a cost of $40.00 (US). There is a $20.00 (US) surcharge for Canadian and Mexican subscriptions and a $40.00 (US) surcharge for all other foreign subscriptions to cover mailing costs. A limited supply of back issues are available from the Circulation Manager at a cost of $13.00 + Postage (US) each or four for $35.00 + postage (US). Please contact the Circulation Manager to inquire as to the availability of specific issues and mailing cost before sending any money. All artwork and graphics published in The Bagpiper and on the STCA website are the property of the artist, photographer or owner and may not be reproduced in any form -- including other websites -- without written permission obtained in accordance with the STCA copyright policy.
The Bagpiper welcomes kennel/dog related ad's from STCA members. This is a great way to show off your Scottie and it also documents our breed for posterity. No business ad's are accepted. Business cards for kennels are acceptable.
The Bagpiper cannot be responsible for the accuracy of any ad copy which is not in ad ready format and where instructions are not clearly identified.
Detailed Ad Specifications can be found in the Bagpiper or here.
If you are sending final formatted ads, please provide the ad in electronic format. Acceptable formats (in order of preference) are:
Preferred: TIFF format, uncompressed, 300 dpi
JPEG format, high quality, 300 dpi
Least Preferred: PDF format, high quality, 300 dpi
Free Basic Formatting. The Bagpiper can provide basic formatting for you.
Submit your images and copy in electronic format.
For the text and instructions, submit in word, text or even email format - something that can be 'cut and pasted'.
For images, high quality 300 dpi TIFF or JPEG files. Note: Camera phone images will probably not be high enough quality for Bagpiper print.
For Logos and line art, 300 dpi TIFF is preferred. JPEG does not reproduce logos well. If you must send Jpeg, they must be high quality.
Paying for your ad.
Electronic payment is preferred. Please go to the website ( stca.biz -> STCA -> Bagpiper -> Advertising -> the specific ad type ) to make your payment and tell the Bagpiper what you are sending. The form will help you compute the proper payment. You can use PayPal or your credit card. There is no PayPal fee/surcharge/convenience fee for submitting via PayPal.
If you cannot or do not want to pay electronically, please contact the Bagpiper Advertising Manager about your plans. Remeber your payment must also reach the club prior to the deadline. Send the check(s) directly to:
Most likely, you will be able to send only one image at a time due to typical email size limits.
If doing multiple pages or multiple partial pages, send each ad separately. This is to avoid confusion as to which images, text, etc belong with which ad.
If you cannot submit electronically, contact the Bagpiper Advertising Manager to make arrangements. Note, when submitting hard copy materials, photo quality cannot be reproduced without the original format.