Does your kitty have what it takes to be the next internet star? Be sure to submit a video for a chance to win The Friskies, the major award for the best new Internet cat videos of 2012. Many great art forms have awards for the best new work created each year. Films have the Oscars®. TV shows have the Emmys®. And now, finally, Internet cat videos have “The Friskies.”
Not only will your cat be a star, but there is a major grand prize of $15,000 for “Best Video” and a donation up to 250,000 cans of Friskies to 25 amazing cat charity organizations. No kitty in the house? That’s alright, you can still take part by viewing, sharing and voting for your favorite videos to help the cat charity organizations earn donations of Friskies cat food.
The call for entries is open now through October 12 at www.TheFriskies.com. 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.
What are you waiting for? Get out that camera and make your cat a star!