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BABY BARK VIDEO CHALLENGE
Sponsored by Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Baby bark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Mommy bark, doo doo doo doo doo

Everyone at Mardi Paws loves the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, and since it's that time of the year, we’re taking the opportunity to kick off a JAW-some challenge for a good cause!

Do you or your child sing-a-long to those insanely popular and addictive Baby Shark Videos? Or have a dog that barks-a-long? Here’s your chance to be famous. or possibly win some cool prizes for trying. We want to help you put a stop to the music in your head that's driving you crazy by creating your own version of a BABY BARK VIDEO. Great news, the song is public domain, and anyone can use it!

At the heart of every challenge is the true cause, ours is raising awareness and financial support for non-profits trying to make a difference in the lives of others!

Everyone in the organization is a volunteer lending a FIN to others and trying to make difference in their community. We’re inviting social media users from across the country to join us and take the challenge, and then keep the movement going by challenging at least three other friends or groups.

Parading for 25 years, Mardi Paws, the "Super Krewe for K-9s", benefits Scott's Wish (aiding people with leukemia and other devastating illnesses) and the Ian SomerhalderFoundation, which was established by actor and hometown hero Ian Somerhalder to support the needs of animals, youth and the community at large. Both are IRS recognized 501c3 non-profits.
The Baby Bark Video Challenge is designed
to raise awareness of the
Mardi Paws nonprofits helping Kids & K-9's
Here's how to do it!

1. Start your Own Challenge OR Get Challenged
This challenge is all about raising awareness of the Mardi Paws non-profits helping Kids & K-9’s and having a lot of fun creating your very own interpretation of BABY BARK!

2. Accept the Challenge
Once you’ve been challenged, or decide to start your own, get your Barky and Sharky thinking cap on and come up with your very own version of the Baby Shark videos. This can be done solo, or with a group.

It can be as simple as singing the song but using… “Baby BARK, doo doo doo doo doo, Mommy BARK, doo doo doo doo doo”

Or using dogs instead of sharks in the video (generally a safer bet), or barks instead of words, or spoofs of aquatic-themed movies, you get the idea. Anything that involves Paws or Jaws or Sharkasm works!

Of course, you can refuse the challenge, but we’re really hoping you won’t! Don’t worry, there’s no donation required if you refuse, but you’ll miss out on great prizes floating around, and the chance to help others!

And if you’re feeling guilty for refusing the challenge, you can always make a small tax-deductible donation on-line to our volunteer 501c3.

3. Gather your props before you film
Once you get your idea in place, pull together any backdrop or costume or prop or music you may need.

Don’t forget a leash so Fido won’t run off!

4. Film Your Video
Your video can be as short or long as you like, though we recommend keeping them as short as possible.

It would be great if you can mention this information at the beginning,
OR  write it down on a big piece of poster board and hold it up.

A: You or Your Group’s name

B: Who challenged you (not necessary if starting your own)

C: That you’ve accepted the Baby Bark Video Challenge

D: Name other people or groups you want to challenge

E: Mention… www.BabyBark.org

That's it, now it’s time for Lights, Camera, Action!  Just push RECORD!

5. Upload Your Masterpiece
When you’re finished, upload your video anywhere on the Internet: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter (you can find our social on this website)

6. Share and Tag who you’ve challenged
Share it with us on any of our social media channels, and hashtag #BabyBarkChallenge #BabyBark  #MardiPaws

Don’t forget to tag the people or groups you’ve challenged so they’ll know they’ve been challenged.

Here’s an example…
@challenger challenged me to #babybarkchallenge for @mardipawspresents I’ve raised awareness and now I’m challenging @friend1, @friend2 and @friend3, or @danceteam1, @group2  To learn more, visit www.BabyBark.org
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CHALLENGE INFO AND RULES
1. The BABY BARK VIDEO CHALLENGE (BBVC) kicks off on Sunday, July 14th, 2019. There is not an end date to the challenge.
2. A panel of 3 judges will choose the1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning videos on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019.
Videos must be submitted by Sat. Aug 31st by 11pm to be considered for the first round of prizes detailed below.
3. Winners will be announced on our social media pages on Monday, Sept. 2. 2019

BABY BARK VIDEO CHALLENGE
1st Place

Sponsored by Audubon Institute's Aquarium of the Americas

The LUCKY WINNER will win a FIN-tastic package from our BIG FISH Sponsor, Audubon Nature Institute.

6 Tickets to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas!

+ 2 SHARK TAIL Slumber Bags

+ bait bucket loaded with aquatic-themed swag for you and your pooch!

BABY BARK VIDEO CHALLENGE
2nd Place

Sponsored by Audubon Institute's Aquarium of the Americas

The 2nd place finisher will win a "Finding Nemo" package from our BIG FISH Sponsor, Audubon Nature Institute.

4 Tickets to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas!

+ 2 (24") collectible Yoohoo and Friends Fish Plush ... Tangee and Clownee!

+ bait bucket loaded with aquatic-themed swag for you and your pooch!

BABY BARK VIDEO CHALLENGE
3rd Place

Sponsored by Audubon Institute's Aquarium of the Americas

The 3rd place finisher will win a "Big Bite" package from our BIG FISH Sponsor, Audubon Nature Institute.

2 Tickets to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas!

+ BIG JOE Chomperz - a fun twist on standard floaters

+ bait bucket filled with aquatic-themed swag for you and your pooch!