Wednesday, June 6, 2012

"Every Picture Tells A Story Don't It? "Share YOUR Cat Story With Purina For A Chance To Win $5000!!

Five Grand Prize Winners to Each Receive $5,000 and Have Their Cat Relationship Story Told through an Online Video; More than $30,000 in Total Prizes to be Awarded

Every cat owner has a story – from how you came to own your first cat to the way  he or she greets you at the door every day – and now you have a place to share the once-in-a-lifetime events and everyday moments that make your relationship unique!

Cody and I are so excited to share with you the  “Purina Cat Chow Real Stories Project Contest,” a nationwide search to find, showcase and celebrate cat stories that highlight the special relationship between cat people and their cats, as well as the many ways our cats are always there for us.

 Purina Cat Chow is asking you to share your story for an opportunity to be one of five grand prize winners who receive a $5,000 cash prize!!! That's a lot of catnip!!

From now until July 31, you can participate in the Purina Cat Chow Real Stories Project Contest by submitting your cat relationship story at

 Five grand prize winners will each receive a $5,000 cash prize, a one year supply of Purina® Cat Chow® brand cat food for one cat, and have their cat relationship story told through a Purina Cat Chow brand online video. The winners’ videos will be shared online with the Purina Cat Chow Community on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Entering the contest is a breeze!  Complete an online entry form, select a theme that best describes your story, options include:

  •  My First Cat
  •  Why I’m a Cat Person
  • Forever a Cat Family
  •  How We Found Each Other
  • Generations of Care
  • Always There for Me
  •  Memories

You will then submit a brief written entry (600 characters or less) about your special relationship with your cat including a description of how he or she is always there for you. You  may also include an optional photo or video (two minutes or less) that supports the story.

Wanna hear something else that is super cool? Purina Cat Chow will also recognize the cat relationship stories of five runners-up with a $1,000 cash prize each and one year supply of Purina® Cat Chow® brand cat food for one cat. In addition, 40 stories will receive an honorable mention and a $100 gift card. In total, the Contest will award more than $30,000 in prizes.

The Purina Cat Chow Real Stories Project is looking for stories about the comfort, support, friendship and connection that describe the cat-owner relationship – from head butt greetings-at-the-door moments to the way she wakes you up in the morning. You may also submit your story at or

The entries will be evaluated using the following criteria:
·         Originality in describing your special relationship with your cat(s) (30%)
·         High quality storytelling captured in the essay and/or photo or video (30%)
·         Effectively demonstrating the Purina Cat Chow brand belief of “always there for you” (40%)

Following the story submission close on July 31, an independent panel of judges will narrow the stories down to 10 finalists. Consumers will be asked to vote on their favorite stories from Aug. 28 – Sept. 18, 2012, at, or to help identify the winning stories. 

The winners will be announced on or about October 1, 2012.

The folks at Purina will also be at BlogPaws 2012!

About Nestlé Purina PetCare and Purina Cat Chow Brand Cat Food
The North American headquarters for Nestlé Purina PetCare is located at Checkerboard Square in St. Louis, Mo., where Ralston Purina was founded more than a century ago. Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. One of the leading global players in the pet food industry, Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of the Swiss-based Nestlé S.A. – the world’s largest food company. With nutrition for each life stage, Purina® Cat Chow® brand Cat Food offers a family of products with 100 percent complete and balanced nutrition for physical health and well being. For more information on Purina Cat Chow, visit

No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 years of age or older at the time of entry (19 years of age or older if resident of AL or NE). Entry period ends at 11:59:59 a.m. ET on 7/31/12. See Official Rules for details. Sponsored by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Checkerboard Square, St. Louis, MO.


  1. It isn't open to us. :(
    Good luck to everyone else who participates!

  2. we posted about Tim & Tom (though getting it under 600 characters was HARD). thanks for letting us know

  3. Good luck to everyone entering - or able to enter!!! Sounds like a wonderful opportunity to flex those creative muscles! Yay!

    Take care

  4. This is amazing, isn't it? The competition is going to be awesomely full of fantastic stories. Whew, what a challenge.

  5. Wow!! Thanks for sharing this!! So many stories to tell... but only 600 words... oh dear, that is a problem!! I love the new Purina ads and think this is a Pawsome contest!!!!!

  6. Good luck to all you kitty cats!
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Hi Caren & Cody!
    Guess what! I figured out how to turn on the big computer so I can visit...even though Glogirly is still on vaca. heh heh...
    This sounds like a COOL contest! ...and you know I love a good contest! But I don't see any categories that fit "style." No stories of sarcasm, no opportunities to tell my true story about the whole shoelace tampering incident. hmmmm...gonna have to think about this one really hard.
    ; ) Thanx for visiting me on my staycation!
    love, Katie

  8. OH HOW WONDERFUL! Thank you Cody!

  9. Wow, this sounds like a terrific contest. Thanks for letting us know about it, Caren and Cody! :)


  10. We'll have to see what we can come up with. Cod only knows the mom has enough stories, cause she is always talking!

  11. That looks like a neat contest. We wonder what wonderful stories will come out. Happy WW! :) ~Weinerful Gang~

  12. Wish the best to those who enter but it's not open to us.

  13. Oh thanks for this info. We sure will enter. We will write our story about Mewmew. This will be fun and maybe we will win something. Thanks Purina and Cody.

  14. Great information. I'll look into that. Have a super day.

    pawhugs, Max

  15. Oh, can't wait to hear more kitty stories! Good luck to all the kitties!

  16. good luck to all who are entering!!! Glad to share it with you!

    @Glogirly, you can submit a VIDEO with your story...that is your forte!!

    @Deb Barnes saying this with MUCH LOVE but YES you will have trouble keeping it to 600 characters (I think it said characters not words!!) I have to go back and re-read it hehehe xoxoxo

  17. What a PAWSOME contest and drawing. Seems like it might have to be a pretty short story considering the character limit! But then again some stories are easy to tell in few words when it comes to loving our pets!

    Pam and Sammy

  18. Sounds like such a fun contest! I look forward to reading many kitty stories!

  19. meowsie wowsie! Nice competition! Betcha there are gonna be a kajillion entries...I think I am still too new and shy to try...maybe another time...sigh...widhful thinking...meow

  20. TW wants to enter a story about NICKY! Can you believe that. What am i? Lovable chopped liver?? If this comes to pass, she will pay dearly with her blood.

  21. Read all the way through to the end to see we weren't eligible! lol good luck to all the entrants :)

  22. Imagine how many kitties I could help with $5000!!!!!

  23. I noticed there's no category for "My Cat is Evil." I guess I won't be entering June Buggie. -Rumpy

  24. Uggg....well, then clearly I don't have a shot in heck, Caren!!! Thanks for the clarification!!!


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