Barkingmad.ie – producers of The Big Bark podcast are hosting a Virtual pub quiz to raise much needed funds for Limerick Animal Welfare. The quiz will take place on Sunday 31st May at 19:30 IST. You will be able to access the quiz from the comfort of your own home and play along with your families and friends while ensuring social distancing is maintained. Details of the quiz “guidelines” (we dont like to say rules) are below. Lets call them more like FAQ’s
What is Barkingmad.ie?
Barkingmad.ie is an online platform providing up to date news, tips and entertainment for dog owners across Ireland. We also produce the popular podcasts The Big Bark & the brand new recently launched podcast The Canine Psychology show. The Big Bark has been running since August 2019 and has featured an array of popular canine professionals and business owners from across Ireland as well as featuring dog owners who tell us just how strong the bond with man’s best friend truly is.
Who are Limerick Animal Welfare?
Limerick Animal Welfare is a registered charity, founded in 1983, dedicated to caring for abandoned and neglected animals in the Limerick area. Over the last five years alone they have saved more than 2000 animals. Their aim is to promote the humane treatment of all animals, working towards a more compassionate society. Limerick Animal Welfare believe in educating young people about responsible pet ownership.
So what are the rules?
– We’re not big on rules and there’s too many rules floating around with the whole COVID-19 thing so we’re pretty chilled here. Plus its pretty hard to enforce rules on a virtual quiz anyway so go a bit wild. We just ask no hacking or anything like that or trying to ruin the quiz for others.
– We encourage you to be creative and funny with your team names. What we do ask is that the team names be also kept PG rated (15’s at a stretch). We won’t call out any names that we feel would cause offense or upset to anyone.
– If you want to use Google (we wont call it “cheating”), we can’t stop you but it will take the fun out of it for you. Remember also, Google doesn’t know the answer to everything (in our quizzes at least).
That sounds good. How is the quiz structured?
– The quiz will consist of 12 rounds of 10 questions, based on a variety of topics including Sports, General Knowledge, Current affairs, TV & Movies an awesome picture round as well as music round.
– As this is a quiz for one of the best animal welfare associations, we will feature 2 rounds of animal based questions also for all you true animal lovers out there.
How do I watch the quiz and submit my answers?
– The stream will be broadcast on a special purpose quiz page on barkingmad.ie – https://quiz.barkingmad.ie
– The quiz questions will be submitted on a round by round basis using Google Forms which will be provided under the stream. You will be asked for the email that you registered with along with the code from your ticket in each round’s answer sheet.
Do we have to do this with people in the same household?
– This is designed to be a household/family quiz. We get though that some people will want to do this with their friends and that’s totally cool. We do encourage you to take part in the quiz online with your friends, provided you do practice good social distancing and just don’t start house parties in our honour.
– With that in mind, we recommend that you use Skype, Google hangouts or Zoom to connect with each other if you want to take part in the quiz with your friends in other households.
– Facebook and whatsapp (and maybe snapchat) have all introduced group chats too, be sure to check out those options:
What are the ticket prices?
– Early bird prices start at €7.50 per household team for the first 30 teams. (excl booking fee of €0.85*)
– Prices increase to €10.00 thereafter. This will be for the next 50 teams (excl booking fee of €0.85*)
– Final Price increase to €12.50 thereafter.(Again there is a small booking fee of €0.85*).
*(The booking fee is added to ensure that all funds raised will go to Limerick Animal Welfare and the greedy credit card people won’t take too much of the funds raised).
What are the prizes?
There will be 3 cash prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd place.
1st place: €50.00 cash prize for the victorious team:
2nd place: €30.00 cash prize for the gracious runner up team:
3rd place: 20.00 cash prize for the 3rd place finishers.
There will also be a prize for the most creative team name as well as a bogie prize for the team that finishes last.
Will there be a raffle or Prize Draw?
We would love to be able to hold a raffle. Raffles do however depend on the generosity of the business community as a whole. While the business community continues to wholeheartedly support charities throughout the region on an annual basis, we must be mindful that many businesses are now struggling financially and feeling the effects of the COVID-19 measures currently in place. With that being said, the decision was made not to hold a raffle, so that we could avoid further impact or pressure on the local businesses who do so much for good causes usually.
Can we donate in other ways to raise further funds for the charity?
While the raffle is usually an important part of any fundraiser to raise funds for great causes, we have come up with an alternative. Should you choose, you will be able to donate an additional amount in the following ways:
1) A donation box will show when purchasing your ticket for the quiz. You will be able to donate an amount of your choosing at this time
2) On the night of the quiz, a donation page will be made available to which you can link to, and donate a sum of your choosing for Limerick Animal Welfare.
For more information on Barking Mad, visit https://barkingmad.ie/
For more information on Limerick Animal Welfare, visit http://limerickanimalwelfare.ie/