With so much negativity going on in the world, I'd like to do something a little different to change the tune. I am encouraging all to perform "Random Acts of Kindness" for complete strangers, animals, and the planet. And as a reward for your kindness, you will be entered for a chance to win a COMPLETELY FREE PHOTO SESSION WITH MONIQUE DAO PHOTOGRAPHY!

Here's how this works:

1. Go out and perform one or more random acts of kindness for complete strangers, animals, or the planet. Here are some RAOK ideas to help you get started:

  • Give money, food, water, or clothes to a homeless person near you
  • Help the elderly cross the street
  • Adopt a pet from a shelter (winner gets photo session with his/her new pooch!)
  • Volunteer at or donate necessities to a homeless shelter
  • Bake something yummy for your local firefighters
  • Plant a tree
  • Rescue an injured bird
  • Wash a neighbor's dog
  • Pay for the person behind you in line
  • Bring flowers to a hospital for someone who needs it the most
  • Pick up trash at a park or a playground
  • Send a scrumptious dessert over to another table at a restaurant
  • The possibilities are endless!

2. Capture the act on video with your phone. 3-5 minutes. Explain what you are doing.

3. Submit your video via Facebook AND Instagram. You must participate via both platforms.

  • FACEBOOK:
    • Go to my Facebook page and "Like": www.facebook.com/moniquedaophotography
    • Post the video to your own Facebook wall. Video should be about 3-5 minutes.
    • Caption it with: "Random Act of Kindness Contest Submission to @Monique Dao Photography". Include the "@" so that you can tag my FB page. This is how I will see your video. Include a brief description to explain what you've done in the video.
    • Tag 5 friends on your Post to invite them to participate and spread the love!
       
  • INSTAGRAM:
    • Follow @moniquedaophotography - www.instagram.com/moniquedaophotography
    • Post the video to your own Instagram account. Actual post, NOT a live "Story". Instagram max video time is 60 seconds, which is totally cool.
    • Caption it with: "Random Act of Kindness Contest Submission to @moniquedaophotography". This is how I will see your video. Include a brief description to explain what you've done in the video.
    • Tag 5 friends on your Post to invite them to participate and spread the love!

That's it!!

All video submissions will be reviewed and 3 winners will be selected to receive a COMPLETELY FREE PHOTO SESSION with Monique Dao Photography. So your chances of winning are very high! The goal of this contest is to encourage as many people as possible to go out and do something selflessly, spreading kindness, love and compassion.

You have the entire month of July to participate. Contest closes on July 31. Chosen winners will be notified via their social media account.

Thank you all for participating! I can't wait to see everyone's videos.

-Monique Dao Photography