Sunday, July 1, 2012

To Cat Lovers Everywhere!

Jobi Harris, of Water Color Your World, and who paints fabulous portraits of our furry family members, has called our attention to this contest being sponsored by Purina. She has posted it on her blog, Ask Fisher.  Now, we want to share it, too.  If you have a cat story to tell, now is your chance.  Details of the contest follow.  Wouldn't it be fun if one of our Crafting for Animals Guild members wins?  Good luck!

Purina® Cat Chow®Real Stories Project

I have news!
Dear Friends,
Have you heard the news? Purina Cat Chow has announced their Purina® Cat Chow®Real Stories Project. They are searching nationwide to find cat stories that tell everyone about the special relationships cat people have with their cats, how we are always there for our people, and how we are a big part of their lives.
Cat people all over the United States are going to crank up their video equipment, cameras, and laptops to tell Purina Cat Chow how we cats are important to them. Oh, I know…if your people are anything like mine, they love to tell everyone they know (and do not know) about us anyway, but the people at Purina Cat Chow are offering them a unique opportunity to do so. Seriously.
Please tell your humans as soon as possible, that I have posted this important press release:
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
ST. LOUIS (JUNE 6, 2012) – Every cat owner has a story – from how you came to own your first cat to the way 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. Purina Cat Chow announces the launch of 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.
From now until July 31, you can participate in the Purina Cat Chow Real Stories Project Contest by submitting your cat relationship story. 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.
“We believe the best stories come from real life, and every day we are inspired by the stories shared by our cat-owning community,” said Vincent Biroscak, Purina Cat Chow brand director. “The Purina Cat Chow Real Stories Project furthers our commitment to unite the community of cat owners by collecting and celebrating their cat-relationship stories. Every cat owner has a story unique to them and their cat.”
Purina Cat Chow is committed to telling and highlighting the real stories of everyday cat people. Purina Cat Chow recently launched a new national TV advertising campaign inspired by stories of real-life cat owners and new product packaging featuring five owners and their cats.
To enter the Contest, cat people are invited to complete an online entry form, select a theme that best describes their 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, and Memories. Upon selecting the story theme, cat people shall submit a brief written entry (600 characters or less) about their special relationship with their cat including a description of how he or she is always there for you. People may also include an optional photo or video (two minutes or less) that supports the story.
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. People may also submit their story at the Purina Cat Chow Community on Facebook, or at Purina® Cat Chow® on You Tube.
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 Your Cat Story, at the Purina Cat Chow Community on Facebook, and at Purina Cat Chow on You Tube, to help identify the winning stories. The winners will be announced on or about October 1, 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.
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1 comment:

Fisher and Staff said...

Thanks for sharing this, Pam. It is going to be a lot of fun reading all the cat stories!