Submit photos or other content for RGD's 2025 calendar

Submissions for the RGD Calendar

Submit your photos300x300 ### RGD is accepting photos and other content for the 2025 RGD Rat Calendar!

We need your cute/fun/charming, high-resolution photos of rats as well as digital images of other types of rat-centric artwork such as drawings, paintings and cartoons of rats which you have drawn/painted. If your animals are camera shy or if you prefer to express yourself with words, how about submitting poems, sayings or other text which you have written that you would like to see included in the calendar? RGD is also accepting photos of other animals we currently house data for including dog, chinchilla, 13-lined ground squirrel, pig, naked mole rat, green monkey (vervet) and bonobo.

As you might expect, we are all about the rat strain data and giving credit where credit is due, so when sending photos of your favorite strains, don’t forget to include information such as strain symbol and name, developer of the strain and any associated citations or references. If you are submitting photos of pet rats, please include information such as their names, ages, and breed/color/markings. In addition, we are happy to include a link to an applicable website in the photo caption so if you, or your lab, have a web page, please also include the URL in your submission.

Please send high quality digital images as .jpg or .png, and other submissions, as attachments to us at

We look forward to hearing from you!