Winner of Book Publishing Deal to be Named “Live” On-Stage During BarkWorld

Irvine, Calif. (Aug. 30, 2016) – Lumina Media™, a leading media company that connects brands with passionate audiences of enthusiasts by providing iconic content across all platforms, today announced the launch of its BarkTank book writing and publishing contest.

The contest launches today with entries being accepted until September 30, 2016. Contest finalists will present their book ideas live on stage (or via video) to a panel of judges for a chance to win a book publishing deal at BarkWorld, the company’s leading marketing and digital event for animal-centric social media influencers and creators taking place October 12-16, 2016, at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta.
“We’re thrilled to be launching this exciting new contest and couldn’t be more delighted at the possibility of awarding a book deal to one lucky, up and coming talent,” said Lumina Media vice president of events, Rania Leite. “This contest represents Lumina Media and BarkWorld’s commitment to supporting the innovation and creativity of today’s amazing social media influencers and creators. We look forward to giving them a platform for their voices to be heard and helping to educate and inspire the community as a whole.”

For additional details on the contest and to view the official contest rules* and guidelines, visit: http://www.barkworldexpo.com/barktank/.

Since 2010, BarkWorld has connected top consumer brands with some of the most influential bloggers and social media personalities in the industry, while providing these sponsors the opportunity to maximize their marketing efforts and boost brand awareness through engagement with these key social influencers.

BarkWorld is the world’s largest gathering of animal content creators across social media, video, photos, and the web. The 2015 conference empowered over 400 of the animal community’s largest social media influencers and brands to connect and inspire each other.
About BarkWorld

BarkTank2016BarkWorld is the world’s largest gathering of animal content creators across social media and the Web. Founded in 2009, it’s the only marketing and digital event and experience focused on animal-centric social media influencers, creators and businesses. BarkWorld’s mission is to align the social pet community with leading technology and lifestyle communities, deliver authentic engagement between influencers and brands and provide a face-to-face forum for these conversations. The event drives impact by engaging, educating, and inspiring influencers, brands and the community. For more information, visit www.BarkWorldExpo.com.

About Lumina Media
Lumina Media is a leading media company that connects brands with passionate audiences of enthusiasts by providing iconic content across all platforms. With extensive reach and experience, the company’s media engages, informs and inspires, while its platforms ensure the right media is delivered whenever, however and wherever audiences want it. Founded in 2013, Lumina Media is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, visit www.luminamedia.com.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, age 21 or older. Entries must be received between 12:00:01 AM PT on August 30, 2016, and 11:59:59 PM PT on September 30, 2016. See official rules at www.barkworldexpo.com/barktank/. 5 finalists will be required to present their book proposals in person or by video at BarkWorld Expo on 10/15/16 to determine the winner. Winner will have the opportunity to have his/her book published by Lumina Media (subject to signing a book contract). Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor: Lumina Media, LLC.

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Cameron Triebwasser
Lumina Media
949.679.1619
ctriebwasser@luminamedia.com