Tuesday, June 11, 2013

“THE FRISKIES,” The MAJOR AWARD FOR BEST NEW INTERNET CAT VIDEOS OF THE YEAR ARE BACK!



FRISKIES® PRESENTS 2ND ANNUAL “THE FRISKIES,” THE MAJOR AWARD FOR BEST NEW INTERNET CAT VIDEOS OF THE YEAR FEATURING $25,000 IN CASH PRIZES


Renowned Comedian and Cat Owner Michael Ian Black to Host 
“The Friskies” Award Show in New York City 

It’s time to capture your cat’s funniest or most adventurous moment and enter “The Friskies” for your opportunity to win a $5,000 cash prize and a custom-made gold plated Friskies Catuette, and take part in the live Award Show in New York City this fall. Visit www.TheFriskies.com to learn more about how to enter now through July 15, 2013.



“The Friskies” Contest Overview and Judging Panel:
The Call for Entries is open now through July 15, 2013. Cat video creators may upload videos up to two minutes in length at www.TheFriskies.com in one of four categories:
·         Cat Comedy: Your cat(s) in a humorous situation
·         Catventure: An indoor cat adventure
·         Rescue Cat:  Your cat(s) adopted from a rescue group or shelter enjoying life
·         Pursuit of Food/Treat: Your cat(s) pursuing or engaging with their cat food or treat(s)

All entries will be evaluated by an eclectic panel of judges with strong ties to popular cat culture. Judges will evaluate each entry using the following criteria to select 20 Semi-Finalists, five from each category: originality & overall artistic impression (25%), audience appeal & entertainment quality (25%), sense that there’s a story being told (25%), and portraying cat’s perspective (25%). 

The 2013 “The Friskies” judging panel includes:
·         Will Braden: Creator of “Henri le Chat Noir”
·         Mick Szydlowski: 2012 “The Friskies” Grand Prize Winner for “Oskar’s First Toys”
·         Abbie Moore: Executive Director, Adopt-a-Pet.com

The 20 Semi-Finalists will be awarded a one-year supply of Friskies cat food and Friskies® Party Mix brand cat treats. The Semi-Finalists will be announced August 6, 2013 to kick off the public voting phase of the Contest. Cat video fans will have the opportunity to view, share and vote (limit one (1) vote per entry/per person/e-mail address per day) for their favorite Semi-Finalists’ videos through noon ET September 16, 2013. Based on the popular public vote, the top three from each category will be named Finalists, and will win a trip to New York City to take part in the Friskies Award Show October 15, 2013, live from New York City. One winner from each of the four categories will be announced during the show, and will receive a Friskies Catuette and a $5,000 cash prize. One Fan Favorite will be named based on public text vote on the day of the Award Show, and will receive a Friskies Catuette and a $5,000 cash prize.

Contest Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Open 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 a resident of AL or NE.) Entry period ends at 12:00:01 p.m. ET on 7/15/13. See Official Rules at www.TheFriskies.com. Sponsored by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Checkerboard Square, St. Louis, MO.

About Friskies
The Friskies® brand offers a complete line of great-tasting cat foods, including more than 60 wet, dry and treat varieties. Friskies is manufactured by Nestlé Purina PetCare, a global leader in the pet care industry. Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. The North American headquarters for Nestlé Purina PetCare is located at Checkerboard Square in St. Louis; Mo. Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestlé S.A. – the world’s largest food company.

OSCARS® is a trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All other trademarks are owned by Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. or used with permission.


Cody and I were not compensated for this post. We are members of the Purina Cat Blogger Panel and were sent this information to share with our readers and we were happy to do so!

10 comments:

  1. What fun! I can't wait to see this years entries!

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  2. My cats can eat only Pro Plan for their sensitive little tummies. sorry, Friskies!

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  3. Oh cool, that will be alot of fun! Hope you are having a good week Cody and we won't send any spiders your way!

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  4. Holy CAT, it just makes our mom tired even thinking about entering that contest! We think that means she's sitting it out MOL!

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  5. Internet cat videos? Am I in the right place? Then again, even if I was a cat, heaven forbid, I'm not American!

    Still, being an incredibly lovable dog, I shall share this, yes, even on 'Farcebark'!

    Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! xx

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  6. These videos are always hilarious
    Benny & Lily

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  7. Can't wait to see the entries this year! I feel like this just ended not that long ago? lol I guess time flies!

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  8. Sounds great but I can't enter because I live in the UK.

    Purrs x

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  9. We better the hired help right on this so we have a chance at the prize.
    Oskar is a pal of ours and we just got one of the super-power catnip Mousies from his web site.
    Thanks fur the update Cody

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