How to Pawty, Shiba Style!
So just what is Shiba Prom? Well—only the biggest pawty of the year! Shiba Prom is an online fundraising event that’s held each year to raise money for Shiba rescue organizations in the U.S.
Nonstop music. Live DJs. A fast-moving chat (aka “dance floor”) with a crazy Shiba cocktail bar and sweet prizes for contest and raffle winners. It’s all live, online, and a heck of a lot of fun!
How to Pawty
1. Save the date! This year’s Shiba Prom is on Saturday, October 3 at 4pm PT/6pm CT/7pm ET.
2. Post your outfit. Take a fun photo of your Shiba all dressed up for Shiba Las Vegas and post it on Shiba Prom’s Facebook.
3. Get social. Tell everyone you’re going with the hashtag #ShibaProm! Feeling a little Elvis, Ocean’s Eleven, and poker-playing outfit!
4. Watch our social media for updates. We’ll post the links for Prom a few days before the party.
5. Shiba party time! Open the playlist, sign in to the live chat, and follow along -- it’s time to Shibaaa Las Vegas!
(6. The Morning After. Feel great about the fact that you helped fund financial grants for Shibas in need. That’s what we call Having Fun Raising Funds.)
For all the hoomans out there: do you remember when you were a kid and an empty box could become anything: a palace, a fort, a racecar, a rocket ship? Or maybe the weird tree in the backyard became a wild, mysterious place full of exciting adventures. Or maybe you were one of those rolling the dice in Dungeons and Dragons and making up a magical world?
Shiba Prom is that type of magical, creative place – online! The day of the big event Shibas, honorary Shibas, meowies that love Shibas and hoomans from all over the world join together to fundraise for Shiba rescues. Last year we raised over $22,000 in one day! Let your imagination run wild with that one – what can we do this year? The whole prom takes place online. Some hoomans like to arrange meetup groups to correspond with the event but this is not a requirement.
But - what really happens at the prom? Well, last year DJ Zeus was tearing it up, Tokyo Shiba was doing the Tokyo Strut, the Evil Firefox girls surprised everyone on the dance floor with a foam party (and you know how Shibas feel about water and soap) and Prince Zuko was sneaking out bacon and cheeze shots. The Corgis broke in at least twice and tried to steal the prom queen and the punch bowl. One even dressed up as bacon trying to sneak in!
So how do you get ready?
Step One: Save the date! This year the pawty is on Saturday, June 28th.
Step Two: Secure your date and your pawty pals. Attending stag is fine too – there are so many attendees no one is ever alone!
Step Three: If your hoomans insist, get your fancy dress attire ready. Some Shibas, like our board member Zuko, prefer to go “nekkid” due to their ongoing protest about costumes.
Step Four: Set up your Shiba Prom profile, vote for the Prom Court, and sign up for the Contests! (More info will be coming as we get closer to the date).
Step Five: The big day! Sign on to the Shiba Prom website, turn up the volume and jump into the pawty!
Get ready to PAWTY!
Strike a Pose to Win a Prize!
2013 Shiba Prom is full of fun, and one of the highlights is the contests! We all enjoy looking at photos and videos of our shibas. The Shiba Prom photo and video contests are a way to share our favorites with our online furiends.
Voting on favorites will occur by Shiba Prom attendees on June 29, from 2:00pm to 10:00pm EDT. Winners will be named and prizes will be announced later in the evening during the online event.
Don’t delay, the deadline to submit photos and videos for the contests below is Tuesday, June 25 at 12:00 midnight EDT.
Cutest Couple or Pack
Best Dressed Male
Best Dressed Female
Submit your photos at http://www.shibaprom.org/photo-contest-submissions.html
2013 Shiba Shake Dance Video and Contest
Following the huge popularity of last year’s Shiba Shake video, Shiba Prom will once again accept video submissions of dancing shibas and honorary shibas for the 2013 Shiba Shake video!
For video contests, clips should be videotaped with a horizontal aspect, and should be between 30 second and two minutes in length. Submit these video clips to http://www.shibaprom.org/video-contest-submissions.html by 12:00 midnight on Tuesday, June 25. Videos may be uploaded to the website or Youtube.com links may be provided. If submitting a video that currently is on Youtube.com, the video’s privacy settings must be set to “public.”
Don’t miss this fun opportunity to show off your shibas and win some shibarific prizes!
Go get your Kibble Kard. Check the sofa for spare change. Go sit next to your hoomans and use your shiba mind control. Shiba Prom registration is now open at pawty.shibaprom.org!
You’ve been nominating your Shiba Prom King and Queen and buying raffle tickets to support your favorite shiba rescues and win their totally pawsome prizes, and entering the photo and video contests, too. Now, to make sure you are there for all of the fun, you need to register for the big day!
What do you get with your Shiba Prom registration? All registrations (US and International) include (1) Shiba Prom pawty site account, a raffle ticket for a $50 USD Amazon gift card, and the ability to submit a photo for a digital specialized Shiba Prom photo.
For New Registrants:
Go to pawty.shibaprom.org and complete the registration process, providing an email address and password. After creating your log in, register for Shiba Prom 2013 by making your $20 donation minimum (we recommend a higher amount of your choosing for multiple dog households). After completing the donation process via PayPal, you will be able to explore the Shiba Prom pawty site, create and customize your account’s page by adding photos and information, and visit other Shiba Prom members’ pages. Shiba Prom pawty features and fun (such as music, chat, forums, and voting) cannot be accessed until the day of the event. Information about the Prom website features can be found in the “Helpful Tips” section.
For Returning Registrants Who Attended Shiba Prom 2012:
Go to pawty.shibaprom.org and log in using the email address and password you used to create your account last year. This will allow you to use the existing page you customized last year. If you are unable to remember your password, use the “Forgot your password” prompt or try logging in with your Twitter or Facebook account. As a last resort, you may have to follow the information above for new registrants. After logging in, register for Shiba Prom 2013 by making your $20 donation minimum (we recommend a higher amount of your choosing for multiple dog households). After completing the donation process via PayPal, you will be able to explore the Shiba Prom pawty site, and update your existing member page. Shiba Prom pawty features and fun (such as music, chat, forums, and voting) cannot be accessed until the day of the event. Information about the Prom website features can be found in the “Helpful Tips” section.
Don’t forget, raffle tickets may still be purchased to benefit the shiba rescues at www.shibaprom.org/raffle.html!
Ready, Set, Go… For the Most Coveted Shiba Title of the Year: Shiba Prom King or Shiba Prom Queen!
New for this year, win the prestige of being named Shiba Prom King or Queen! It’s easy to get in the running: nominate yourself, then get all of your furiends to nominate you, too. The more times you get nominated, the better the chance you will be one of five King nominees or five Queen nominees to be on the Shiba Prom Court ballot at Shiba Prom on June 29!
Feeling shibamodest and would rather nominate a furiend? Your potential King or Queen doesn’t have to be part of an established shiba couple. Any shiba can be nominated, but only one shiba may be nominated for King and only one may be nominated for Queen, per email address.
Nominations accepted now until midnight on June 25. The top five King nominees and Queen nominees will be part of the Shiba Prom Court, and attendees on the Shiba Prom pawty site will vote for their 2013 Shiba Prom King and Queen!
Ready to make your nominations? Go to http://www.shibaprom.org/king--queen-nominations.html and get your Shiba Prom King or Queen nominated!
In 2012, Shiba Prom chose five rescues as beneficiaries. This year, Shiba Prom opened up the opportunity to ALL rescues, and we are proud that 11 rescues have been able to participate!
Our 11 participating rescues have each provided a fantastic raffle prize for Shiba Prom. The only requirement we asked was that the prize be valued at $75 to $100. As we learned what each rescue was offering up as their raffle prize, we were amazed and thrilled. We’ve got 11 pawsome prizes!
Every time you purchase a $10 raffle ticket for a specific prize, the sale goes to that specific rescue, minus PayPal fees. The more raffle tickets purchased for that particular prize, the more funds raised for that rescue! So, whether you buy raffle tickets for a variety of rescues because you are longing for their special prizes or you just want to support your favorite rescues, everybody wins.
Additionally, these 11 rescues will each receive an equal split of the funds raised through the sale of $20 Shiba Prom registrations. Registration open June 15.
Raffle tickets do not entitle purchasers entrance to Shiba Prom, nor must raffle prize purchasers attend Shiba Prom to win.
Shiba Prom raffle tickets are available for purchase now at http://www.shibaprom.org/raffle.html
Imagine an online pawty site where Shiba Inu owners and lovers come together for hours of excitement, contests and raffle prizes – having fun raising funds – all to benefit Shiba Inu and Shiba Inu-mix rescues. This annual event is a huge celebration for online shibas and those who love them. Some will attend decked in their finest prom attire, while others strut in all of their natural glory.
The Shiba Prom Pawty site is designed for tons of fun activities and interaction, whether shiba or human escorts go stag, with a group of furiends or with a date. Once you’ve logged in to the Shiba Prom pawty site, you’ve got a couple hundred furiends to hang out with in a pawty atmosphere. Last year, furiends pawtied from Holland to Hawaii, and everywhere in between.
Buy raffle tickets for pawsome prizes of your choice; strut your stuff on the virtual dance floor as our DJs spin tunes and turn up the fun; visit furiends’ Shiba Prom account pages and design your own page; pawticipate in contests by submitting photos and videos, and voting on your favorites. Share Shiba Inu haiku poems, laugh at Corgi jokes, and squee at puppy pictures. Meet up with rowdy furiends “Under the Bleachers” and share rescue stories in Shiba Prom forums and group pages. There’s even a place for cool kitties and Honorary shibas (non-shiba inu canines) who want to support Shiba Inu rescue. Evfurryone is welcomed at Shiba Prom 2013!
Come hang with your furiends and make new ones at Shiba Prom on June 29, 2:00pm to 12:00 midnight Eastern Time! Registration starts June 15! Visit us here at www.shibaprom.org, on Facebook, or on Twitter for details about registration, raffle tickets sales, and contests.
Every donation to Shiba Prom goes directly to help Shiba rescues throughout the U.S.