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Big News!! We're Picture Paw-fect!!!

June 26th 2012 3:21 pm
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It all started in early May when Dad saw an announcement about a Purina photo contest and encouraged Mom to enter. There were six categories and we entered each of them. Six Grand Prize winners were to be awarded, along with six First Place prize winners.

Last Thursday, we got a special FEDEX delivery containing a letter and documents indicating we were one of six Grand Prize winners pending the return of a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility and Release form as well as a Copyright Assignment form!! They included a copy of the winning photo and a prepaid overnight return envelope.

Mom took care of this right away because it was due back to them today. Well, she got the call today saying all paperwork was in order and to pick a day to have the check delivered because she has to sign for it. I didn't want to tell you before all the forms were received and they made it official.

The check is for $5,000 made payable to Mom/us!

The picture that won is the 10th picture on my page with my brother Huey. It was entered in the Pair Entries category and the Best Sense of Humor sub-category! Winners were selected by a hired independent judge. Thank you Mr. or Mrs. Independent Judge!

Mom is already making plans on how to spend some of the money on us, but is still trying to figure out what to buy Huey. The rest will stay in the pet account!

Here is the link to the Purina contest page but the announcement of the winners won't show up until around July 12. I'll be sure to let you know when it's there!

Purina Picture Paw-fect Competition


Love, Riley

Purred by: Xena Princess Warrior DG#23 (Catster Member)

June 26th 2012 at 3:49 pm

CONCATS! that is so kool and we are so proud of you and Huey!
Purred by: Gunnarr T (Catster Member)

June 26th 2012 at 4:28 pm

WOWEE! Congratulashuns! All those $$$$ will buy lotsa kitty and doggy chow, not to mention toys and beds and stuff. Way to go!

Gunnarr T
Purred by: Hilda (Catster Member)

June 26th 2012 at 4:34 pm

I think YOU were the winning factor in that picture! It's nice of you to let your brother take credit, though.
Purred by: Newman (Catster Member)

June 26th 2012 at 4:42 pm

OMC! OMD! I guess we need to get a dog and start entering contests. I knew that dog was good for something besides being cute. What is a pet account? We don't have one of those either. We just spend Mawmee and Daddy's money from their account. I think I need a pet account too. Heck, maybe I just need to come live at your house since you already have a dog and a pet account!
Purred by: ZACK (Catster Member)

June 26th 2012 at 4:59 pm

Catgratulations Riley and Huey!!!!

You two do like like Purrfect Winners. And what a wonderful photographer you have. All her great photo taking sure paid off big time. Congrats to your Mom!!

I am sure you will have fun choosing your prize and very nice to have save some of it in your pet account. Can't wait to see what you pick out!

Way to go guys!!!

Zack and Zoey
Purred by: Tigger ~ Loved Forever (Catster Member)

June 26th 2012 at 5:38 pm

What pawsome news!!! We always love your mom's photography!

Love Tigger and Family
Purred by: Buddy - Our Gentle Angel (Catster Member)

June 26th 2012 at 5:59 pm

Cool !!

That is one pawsome photo..

Purred by: Riley (Catster Member)

June 26th 2012 at 6:31 pm

Thanks, Xena, Gunnar T, Hilda, Newman, Zacky, Tigger, and Buddy!

The pet account is to make sure the money is set aside just for stuff for us, including vet bills, food and litter!

Purred by: Belle (Catster Member)

June 26th 2012 at 7:46 pm

That is PAWSOME news! ConCATulations Riley and Huey! =)
Purred by: Riley (Catster Member)

June 26th 2012 at 8:19 pm

Thanks, Belle!

Love, Riley
Purred by: littleboy (Catster Member)

June 26th 2012 at 9:07 pm

Wow!!! That is great new and what a catastic prize! So many good photos how did you ever choose which one to send?
Congratulations we are all so happy for you.
Purred by: Beepers - Our Handsome Angel (Catster Member)

June 26th 2012 at 9:55 pm

WOW! How cool is that! I agree with Littleboy - all of you have so many good photos, how does your mom ever decide which ones to enter?

Purred by: Toki (Catster Member)

June 26th 2012 at 11:10 pm

Hurray! Congrats! You guys have the best pictures- your mom should put together a book.
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

June 27th 2012 at 12:34 am

Whooho! Congratulations!
Purred by: KIBBLES (Catster Member)

June 27th 2012 at 7:03 am

That's great news!
Love the pic too!

Can't wait to see pictures of what you and Huey buy.
We know it will be good stuffs.

Enjoy being STARS.

Love, Kibbles, Francis, Angel Yoda and The Crew
Purred by: ♥ Tasha ♥ (Catster Member)

June 27th 2012 at 7:11 am

Congratulations!! It really is a great picture. I'm sure your mom will figure out something nice for Huey!

xoxoxo Tasha
Purred by: ❤ BonnieBell ❤ (Catster Member)

June 27th 2012 at 9:32 am

Furry nice!!! Con-cat-u-lations!!!
Purred by: Riley (Catster Member)

June 27th 2012 at 1:26 pm

Thanks, littleboy, Beepers, Toki, Monida, Kibbles, Tasha, and BonnieBell!

Well, Mom does try to think about what a judge(s) would be looking at. Sometimes our humans see one of our photos one way because they know us, but a stranger may not see the same thing at all. And we know the photo has to fit the category, and not just the photo caption that goes with it.

But, we are happily surprised we actually won such a great grand prize in cash! If we won one of the first place prizes which are food coupons, we would have probably held a contest on Catster/Dogster to give them away and that would have been fun too!

Love, Riley
Purred by: Mr D - D'boat #19 (Catster Member)

June 27th 2012 at 3:34 pm

Congratulations we also love all your photos you guys are pawsome. I also like the idea of the pet account. Maybe we should talk our humans into one of those instead of begging with our big eyes saying the cupboards are bare where's our food. Raza's doing that to the human right now.MOL. I like the idea of having our own money and why not, we work too. It's a tough job keeping the humans sane.
Concats again on the win there were a lot of entries the human has only got to page 72 and still haven't seen you guys.
Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

June 27th 2012 at 11:28 pm

Congrats to you and Huey. Love all of your photos and the judge was right on the money for picking you.




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