ANNOUNCING MANGO MINSTER 2010
(January 30th thru February 7th)
That's right! Mango Minster is back and better than ever! For those of you who missed the premier of Mango Minster last year, here is a link that will lead you through all the excitement of the biggest, bestest doggie show ever!
I, Mango, will be the voice of Mango Minster. Guiding your through all of the action (therefore bribes directed to my large and easily swayed self will be most appreciated but will not affect the outcome).
This bloggy has many words because it explains how to enter, how to sponsor, and how to run officially sanctioned Mango Minster special events.
As usual, there will be famous celebrity judges, plenty of action, reader's choice awards, and fabulous prizes, so prepare yourselves!
Mango Minster Groups
Forget that AKC crap, here are the proper categories;
Cat Dogs - Some doggies are, well, CATS. Right? So if you are a cat which is actually not a dog, never fear, you can enter here (hey, that's like a poem).
Hound Dogs - Do you bay at the moon? Become deaf when your snooter is engaged? Run fast on long legs? This is your category.
Herding Dogs - All you guys and gals who love to round things up enter here (yes, even Border Collie dogs which are not actual doggies, but alien beings from the planet Agility).
Sporty Dogs - If you do a sport or are basically a good sport about life, then you are a Sporty Dog.
Non-Sporty Dogs - Bad dog! Bad dog! Grouchy? Sore loser? You know who you are.
Hard Working Dogs - Have a job? This one is for you.
Cracker Dog Insane Terriers (CDIT) - Let's face it, first of all, we are Relentlessly Huge terrier fans here at the estate. Plus there just is nothing like a terrier. Show us what you got.
How to Enter
Entries will be accepted through midnight EST on Wednesday, January 27th, so get going! Sorry, I cannot accept late entries due to lazy momma needing something called TIME to get things organized.
- PeeMail me your photo to backupdogATcomcastDOTnet or post it on your bloggy and leave me a comment. ONE PHOTO PER DOGGIE, PLEASE! Natural photos only, no photoshop.
- Include the following;
Group you want to compete in
Your breed (all doggies welcome (we are not slaves to the dumb AKC definitions), including hammie dogs, horse dogs, and goat dogs).
Your bloggy address (you have to have a blog to compete)
Your peemail address
Entering gives the Mango permission to visit you and shamelessly photoshop your images if he sees fit.
How to Sponsor
If you have a doggie related business, product, or charity and would like to sponsor one of our category winners, let me know. Sponsors must specify which group and prize (1st, 2nd, 3rd place or reader's choice) you will be awarding and agree to figure out how to get the prize to the winner. In return, I will shamelessly plug you during the show. Just peemail me with your information.
Officially Sanctioned Events
Do you want to run your own Mango Minster related event? Just let me know. To be officially associated with Mango Minster, you need to follow these rules;
- PeeMail me a description of your contest to backupdogATcomcastDOTnet
- Your winners must be posted during Mango Minster (Jan 30th - Feb 7th)
- Your event must be family friendly (sorry Murphy Dogg)
- You make the rules (I know some doggies are just itching for a swimsuit competition)
- You are responsible for collecting entrees and judging
- You must award prizes (but they can be charitable donations, those are great)
- You are responsible for getting prizes to the winners
- You will need to post and announce winners on your bloggy
- I, Mango, will advertise your contest and post the winners on my bloggy
Got it? I will be posting reminders and updates over the coming weeks. Last year I bought momma an HTML book because I had hoped to have a special Mango Minster web site, but she is LAZY, so it will all be on my bloggy.
As I prepare you might not see or hear from me as much as usual. Sob. I hope you will understand.
Mango Man! Oh yeah!
P.S. Momma says that any doggie who wants to help out with special photoshop adventures during the show is welcome. Please contact us ASAP as she is most pokey with the photoshop and spends too much time at the work place so it takes FOREVER to get my special adventures done.