Uploading here on behalf of the MARR group.
link to the original group post here: [link]
this is a fundraising contest in which the money will go towards saving real lives of real rats who desperately need saving.
the contest has already been backed by official animal rights groups and they have donated prizes for the cause
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If you are seeing this you have a head start on our newest contest fundraiser!
We are raising money to save 150+ lives and to become an OFFICIAL non profit, so please join in and have fun!
For more info on the animals in need of saving please go here:[link]
For general info please visit here: www.marrnation.com
If you see this PLEASE SHARE. Our goal is 170 entries, we can do it!
Please read the entire description carefully.
Enter a photo of your mouse or rat at ten dollars an entry. Then send in a video, prose, or their background on why you believe you have the most beautiful rat or mouse.
Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so if you want to show your critter's inner beauty you have to let it come out!
There are no limitations to how many entries you may have, at 10 dollars an entry.
Wildlife Photography that YOU took is also allowed, so you do not necessarily have to have a rat or mouse companion.
Mice and Rats only. Genus Rattus Rattus, Rattus Norvegious, or Mus musculus. These are the only true rat and mouse species, not that the others are not special, we would just like to keep it simple!
You may use manipulation only to improve the picture. No photo edits, such as editing wings, and no edits which significantly change the animal's true appearance, i.e, changing it's color, removing or adding a marking etc. Please send in both versions if you choose to use photo manipulation to improve your picture, OR a video.
Judges decide the winner.
What if there's a spectacular animal whose beauty just tugs at your heart strings.
How do you tell the world of your love and appreciation, and over all worthiness of this animal?
Influence the judges by voting. Each vote costs 1 penny, and you can vote unlimited amount of times.
Please don't vote for your own entry, as that destroys the spirit of the contest.
We will put entries on our DA page as well facebook, and possibly our main website as well!
If you specifically do not wish MARR to use any of your entries in campaigns or fundraising you must write, "not for use", in you description, otherwise we will assume you give us permission to use it.
Prizes: There ARE Prizes!
We talked to a few animal rights companies, and a couple of them have responded.
1st Place prize is a gift certificate
To Vegan Essentials. An mega online store packed with tons of goodies, and as they said, essentials!
2nd prize is a gift from Herbivore, an ethical message wear fashion store, that can also be found online![link]
(1st and 2nd prizes subject to be switched depending on the value of their donations)
If YOU want to help donate a prize to encourage entries, you are more than welcomed too, and is in fact, an EXCELLENT way to contribute! The more incentive, the better the turnout!
Send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send your entry fee through paypal to email@example.com.
Whoever reads this gets a TWO WEEK heads start, so start writing and snapping photos!