Welcome to a fun PSDP project where you can get creative and help us spread positive service dog messages through social media!
You may have heard of memes—these are most often sent around the web in the form of an eye-catching picture with some funny, witty, or profound text laid on top (see any social media site for neverending examples…). Well, we want your memes!
We want you to come up with memes that fit in with our image, mission, and message. Think about what *positive* image and text you can put together that show what PSDP or responsible service dog handling is all about. If you aren’t tech-savvy, feel free to work with others in the community by coming up with clever suggestions that you think would work well if someone else could create them.
There’s no limit to submissions, but we’ll post and circulate only the best ones, so focus on quality over quantity. Together we can get the world engaged with PSDP and SDs, and your meme could go viral and really help our community!
When making your meme, think about what makes people share memes. Cute, interesting, or otherwise eye-catching pictures are a must. You don’t have to shock people, but you do have to get their attention. Try not to cross over the border into offensive!
Second, you have to make them think or feel something strongly. Make them laugh, make them cry, make them feel like they’ve just witnessed some clever insight that is worth passing on to others.
While PSDP generally strives to be professional, in the medium of memes, it doesn’t all have to be serious. It’s up to you (but no snark, please)! And feel free to showcase your talents—if you can draw/paint/design, don’t restrict yourself to normal pictures.
Submit memes directly to , and along with your meme submission include the blank picture without the text. Submissions become PSDP’s, to be used or modified in whatever way we think would work best, so if possible, leave room in a corner for a PSDP logo (please leave that to us) and don’t submit anything you don’t want the world to see. While you can create in a word processing program like MS Word, we recommend ultimately saving as a .jpg or .pdf file type so it looks roughly the same on everyone’s machine.
Original submissions only; don’t steal other people’s photos or violate copyright law. Try to keep it positive—there’s enough negativity on the web already!
See community contributions on our submissions page, then put yours together and send it in—good luck and good “meming”!
Thank you so much to all our community contributors! You make us smile while making a difference.
Our meme contest kicked off this project (entries are available through our submissions page), and while that contest closed on September 6th, 2015, we’re still welcoming submissions we can use to promote positive service dog messages!