Wednesday, September 12, 2012

CAT VIDEO CONTEST! Friskies Presents The MAJOR Award for Best New Internet Cat Videos of 2012!! And the WINNERS of the PURINA® BE HAPPY™ T-Shirt Contest!!

Contest Overview
The call for entries is open now through October 12 at Up to Twelve finalists will be chosen for the judging and public voting phase in October, and winners will be announced in November. Each finalist will receive a one-year supply of Friskies cat food, and an original Friskies cat statue, the “Cat-uette.” The grand prize winner receives $15,000 and the honor of “Best Video,” and four category prize winners receive $2,500. The Cat-egories include:

Catness: The essence of cat behavior – moments of pure cat awesomeness
Catcom: Your cat in a humorous situation
Catventure: An indoor cat adventure
Catch All: For entries that don’t fit into one of the other categories

Entries must be original videos no longer than three minutes. Videos will be judged on originality, overall artistic impression, cinematography, technical production, audience appeal and entertainment quality, cat playfulness or quirks, sense of a story being told, and portraying cat’s perspective. 

Contest Judges
For a contest of this magnitude, Friskies recruited a highly-qualified panel to judge the finalists’ videos. The judges hail from acclaimed professional backgrounds in art design, various aspects of the film industry, and cat lifestyle media:

Wayne White: Iconic folk artist, original set designer for Pee Wee’s Playhouse and star of this fall’s acclaimed documentary Beauty is Embarrassing.
Michael Showalter: Actor, comedian, cat humorist, and professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts known for co-writing the cult hit Wet Hot American Summer and as a member of the sketch comedy trio Stella.
Tim League: Film industry trendsetter known for founding Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, Rolling Roadshow and Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the nation. 
Karen Nichols: Managing editor of award-winning online cat lifestyle magazine Mousebreath, and Internet cat video creator and aficionado.

Cat Shelters Nationwide To Benefit
The best Internet cat video stars and their directors aren’t the only winners of “The Friskies.” The contest is possible in part because many rescue cats have found happy homes…with owners who love sharing videos of their cats’ awesomeness on the Internet.

Based on numbers of entries, views and votes, Friskies will donate up to 250,000 cans of cat food to shelters and rescue organizations across the country. Twenty-five cat charity organizations each may receive 10,000 cans of Friskies cat food by the end of this year. Visit for more information about the charities, and the many ways to become part of “The Friskies.”

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 10/12/12. See Official Rules at 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 

NOW....we present the WINNERS of our 



LAYLA  click on her name to visit her blog!

SAMMY click on his name to visit his blog!

MARG click on her name to visit her blog!

TEXAS click on the name to visit their blog!

CSTIRONKAT has no blog! lol

CONCATULATIONS! We realize there were too many "hoops" to jump through for this contest, so we picked winners using from all eligible comments! I will be contacting you with your T-shirt codes! Have a great day!

We received no compensation for this post. We are members of the Purina Cat Blogger Panel and were given this information to share with our readers! Good luck to all who enter!


  1. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a lovely Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. That contest sounds great. We bet there are going to be some awesome entries!

    Concats to the t-shirt winners!

  3. This sounds like a FUN contest!!!
    ::must peruse my video collection..."

    thanks so much for letting us know about this...this is the first we've heard of it!

    Katie & Glogirly

  4. @Brian it will be!

    @Katie I knew you would be all over it! Go get 'em!!! xoxoxo

    @meowmeowmans I bet there will be!

  5. Only US!!! Oh well, never mind. We ain’t got no decent videos anyway lolol

    ConCats to the winners of the tee shirt thingy :) xx

  6. @CATachresis nor do I! lol. I'll tell ya, if the T-shirt folks don't show up I'm not chasin' 'em :)

  7. Cody, your Mommy has showed us some pretty pawsome shots of yous!
    Me hopes that she sends at least one in!

  8. Yay for Friskies, contributing kitty food to the shelters!
    I would video Sundae, but I think a video of her sleeping would be rather boring....
    Concats to the winners of the t-shirt contest!
    Sammy is Sundae's boycatfriend!

  9. Thanks for letting us know about the contest! Now if we can just get the cats to cooperate...

  10. We won!!! We're doing a happy dance! This is an awesome idea. More cat videos & more shelters being helped is win win. Yay, Purina!

  11. Concats to the Winners!

    Hmmmm, I will has to search the video archives to cull the Best of Spitty the Kitty....oh wait! They're ALL the best!

  12. Oh wow!!!! I'm SOOOOOOOOO excited!!! I'm a winner!!!! Concatulations to all the other winners too........ Thanks Miss Caren and Cody.

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  13. We won too. WHooooHOOOO.
    That video contest looks awesome. Wish we had a video camera, or even better that our Mom knew how to do it.I can't imagine winning all that money. But at least we won a T-shirt. Thanks for having this contest.

  14. Over 10,000 people attended our first cat film fest at the Walker in Sept. I still need to watch it online. >^..^<

  15. Somehow I don't think they're looking for the crappy videos on my YouTube channel.

  16. @Cathy Keisha nor mine, but...maybe ours are so crappy that they will feel sorry for us :)

    @Sharon congrats!

    @Marg you are welcome!!

    @Sammy you are most welcome!

    @Layla yep! Concatulations!

    @2 Punk Dogs you are welcome!

    @Dianna I know and we love Sammy!! I don't think Sundae sleeping would be boring at all!

    @Nellie you are kind but ours are pretty awful!

  17. Con-cats to all the winners! What a great contest :)

  18. ConCats to the winners! The films sound fun,

  19. Concats to all the winners! Does quality count in the video contest? Yes? That counts us out!

  20. ConCratulations to the tee shirt winners!

    I'll have to look through my videos but then they aren't that high quality. Too bad, this sounds like fun.

    The Honda song? You mean this one?
    We have a little Honda 90 and I love this song.

  21. $15,000 is a LOT of kibbles! Plus the opportunity for cats to shine ;-)

    Did I get this right? I am a winner of the Be Happy t-shirt? Oh wow! Thank you SO VERY MUCH!!
    Lots and lots of purrs!

  22. @Texas you did get it right! I am waiting for the codes! CONCATULATIONS!

    @Squirrel Queen YES!!! That's it! I'm listening while replying to you!!! I like it because ALL of my cars have been Hondas and they have ALL been stick shifts!!! :)

    @Oui Oui ENTER! It's about LOVE!!