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Barkitecture Competition

Humane Society of Louisiana

Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

Metairie, LA

Barkitecture Competition

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The Humane Society of Louisiana is excited to announce our inaugural 'Barkitecture Competition'! This contest is open to all individuals, students, youth and businesses. You can sign up individually or as part of a team of 2-4 people. Each individual or team must submit a non-refundable $25 donation upon registration. The registration deadline is August 8th.

Creativity is the name of this competition. This is an excellent opportunity to advertise your program or business! At a minimum, your creation must have a floor, three walls, roof, and it must be waterproof, but don’t stop there! Unleash your imagination and build a doghouse that best exemplifies your business or your idea of what a dog would want to call home. Design with an award in mind from any one of the following categories: PEOPLE’S CHOICE, MOST UNIQUE, and of course, BEST IN SHOW. Not only will you have fun creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece for some lucky pup, you will also be helping our animal rescue groups with much needed funding. All doghouses will be donated to the Humane Society of Louisiana for use at our 47.5 acre no-kill sanctuary that will soon open in Mt. Hermon. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Louisiana.

Deliver and load in completed doghouse to Lakeside Mall on Sunday, August 10th between 8am-12pm. There is no size restriction, and you may partially deconstruct your doghouse to load in if it cannot fit through Lakeside doors. However, you must completely reconstruct the doghouse on site by 12pm on August 10th. You will also be responsible for disassembling doghouse for transport outside of Lakeside immediately following doghouse judging and announcement of winners on Saturday, August 16th if it exceeds door dimensions. The judging will take place on Saturday, August 16th at noon. A panel of celebrity judges will choose the top dog house for all categories except PEOPLE’S CHOICE. That winner will be determined, of course, by the people! There will be a photo taken of each doghouse after it's loaded into Lakeside on August 10th, that photo will be posted online by 5pm, and the doghouse whose photo receives the most votes via online donation between the time of posting and 12pm on August 16th wins PEOPLE's CHOICE. Awards will be given to all winners. 

To find out more about the accompanying 'Lakeside Mall Strut for Pups, Presented by First Bank and Trust', visit http://lakesidemallstrutforpups.eventbrite.com/.

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Email lea@humanela.org if you are interested in being a sponsor, setting up an information booth at this event, or have any questions.  

We look forward to seeing your doghouse creation!

Have questions about Barkitecture Competition? Contact Humane Society of Louisiana

When & Where


Lakeside Shopping Center
3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002

Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM (PDT)


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