Friday, June 14, 2013

Friskies Awarding $25,000 In Cash Prizes For The Best New Cat Videos Of 2013

Are you and your feline frustrated that you still haven't received the recognition you both deserve after getting crazy with the catnip one night, and creating what can only be described as the Citizen Kane of cat videos?

Well, you might be in luck, because Friskies announced earlier this week that for the second year in a row, they'll be hosting "The Friskies," the cat culture event of the season dedicated to showcasing the greatest online cat videos of the past year. At stake? The chance to win a $5,000 grand prize and custom-made gold plated Catuette (I've held one, it's the real deal), along with a trip to New York City to take part in the live show.

While last year's ceremony boasted everything from an interpretive Nyan Cat dancer, to a cat-a-pella group performance, this year's cat-travaganza promises even edgier entertainment, courtesy of comedian/host Michael Ian Black. Judges include Henri, le Chat Noir creator Will Braden, and 2012 Grand Prize winner, Mick Szydlowski, who you may be more familiar with as the awesome human behind Oskar the Blind Cat.

That's cool. How do I enter?

From now through July 15, feline filmmakers can upload their videos (up to two-minutes in length, they're not looking for Gone with the Wind here) to in the following categories: Cat Comedy, Catventure, Rescue Cat, and the Pursuit of Food/Treat.

In addition to giving away a boatload of prizes, Friskies is also using the award show as an opportunity to give back, and has committed to donating more than 250,000 cans of cat food to 20 cat charity organizations nationwide as part of the program.

“Films may have the Oscars, but cat videos have ‘The Friskies,’ and I can’t wait to host the show,” said Black. “It’s going to be unlike anything you’ve ever seen.” 

Visit to learn more, and to submit your video today!



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