All material provided must meet the requirements of the Website Content Policy.
When you submit material for use, please follow these guidelines.
Double-check the material to make sure it follows the Website Style Guidelines.
Include the following pieces of information:
- A title for the article
- Who to contact for more information, with an email link or phone number.
If it is an event, also include the following:
- Date and time of the event
- Location of the event, if it is not Heritage Church
- Description of the event
- Who the event is open to (examples: women of the church, church members and friends, adults and high school teens, the public)
- Whether childcare will be provided, or is available upon request, or is not available
Provide any links needed (for example, to an external webpage or to an email address).
Type (or copy and paste) the text into the body of an email message, or attach it to an email message as a Microsoft Word document.
Send the email to email@example.com.
Pictures that you, yourself, take are the best. Your submittal of them indicates that you, as copyright holder, are giving permission for the picture use.
If you want to use a picture you didn’t take, make sure the church will have the right to use it. If you want to use a picture from elsewhere on the Internet, provide a link to the picture source where it states that the picture is licensed for use (for example, through a Creative Commons license).
In respecting the inherent worth and dignity of every person, we also respect a person’s right to privacy. This means we publish pictures of a person only if there is a reasonable expectation that the person would not object, such as if the person gives permission to do so. (In keeping with general industry practice, pictures of people at public events, such as protest rallies or public meetings, do not require explicit permission of the persons shown.)
If you are taking a picture of one or more people connected with the church, explain that the picture is for the Heirloom and the Internet; ask that people who give permission step into the picture, and that those who do not give permission step out. When submitting the picture, state that everyone in the picture has given permission for its use.
To keep with the style of the website and the Heirloom, it is strongly preferred that pictures be photographs as opposed to clip art or text. However, if a suitable photograph cannot be found, clip art is acceptable.
The subject matter of pictures should merit a “G” rating, suitable for all audiences.
Please provide only photographs where the images are sharp and clear.
Large pictures (in terms of number of pixels) are better than small ones. The Heirloom Editor can always reduce the size of a picture, but cannot increase the size and still keep good picture quality. Ideally, pictures should be at least 330 pixels wide. “Head shots” for an Heirloom column should be square and at least 150 pixels wide.
For pictures intended for the public website or newsletter, attach pictures to an email and send to Heirloom@huuc.net.
The webmaster and/or Heirloom editor make the final decision regarding what text and pictures to use, and also reserve the right to edit the text and pictures submitted.