It was a dark and murky night.
The evening was the color of pitch, and an eerie mist hung over the night like gauze. Whatever light the moon could spare was filtered by moss hanging like spidery webs. Footsteps disappeared in water the color of ink, and what just brushed against your leg? Out of the morass, a howl shattered the air. If it was human, it was in terror. But what if it wasn’t of this earth? If this was a dream, you willed yourself to wake up. But you didn’t.
We at National Purebred Dog Day are delighted to welcome back Bark on the Bayou, the dog tested and approved homemade pet treats that includes cookies and jerky! They are reprising one of our favorite challenges, Swamp Monster!
The challenge: Swamps have a unique beauty, but beware of the night. Shadowy ghosts, the undead, and snarling beasts of the bayou own the dark. Our sponsor knows a little something about such things, located as they are in Louisiana bayou country. Your challenge is to scare our judges. Make them recoil in fear, or laugh doing it. Your entry should reveal a real swamp creature. It’s not pretty, but it is scary.
The prize: A fabulous gift box filled with all the yummy homemade treats that makes Bark on the Bayou a shop you’ll go back to again and again;
The Sponsor: Bark on the Bayou
The Dreaded Small Print You Must Read To Enter
•••• This contest happens on May 1 on our Facebook page. It is open to US residents;
•••• One entry per person; You may enter four different photo challenges. If you enter this one, you may enter three more;
•••• When submitting your photo entry on Facebook, you must indicate the name of this contest, Bark on the Bayou’s “Swamp Monster” Photo Challenge
•••• Your entry must be for the 2022 contest. Photos submitted from previous years’ contests will be disqualified, and yes, we remember photos from one year to the next;
•••• Within the photo, your image must include a purebred dog and one of the following either downloaded from the link or handmade:
Any official National Purebred Dog Day item available here.
•••• No photoshopping, and that includes the required sign. Be creative with how you use it, but our judges must see what you actually shot with your camera;
•••• Many people may help you take your photo, but the prize goes to the person submitting the winning photograph;
•••• Entering this contest implies consent that your photo may be shared on NPDD’s social media platforms, and by Bark on the Bayou;
•••• A full explanation of how, when, and where to submit your entry can be read here;
•••• Important! You and your dog should have safe fun when composing your entry!
•••• Judges’ decisions are final