Thursday, February 14, 2008

Spring Has Sprung!

OK obviously, not yet. But I'm dying for the longer days and warmth and I'm betting you are too! So here at Simply Siamese we're looking for a way to celebrate regrowth and help our friends at the same time. all know Sammy & Miles right? Well they still need help and while we've all been helping with project HAM and the other great contests that have contributed, we wanted to do something special for our very devoted friends.

Here's what's going to happen. For every entry my Meowmy is going to donate $1 to project HAM. This contest is for ALL cats, not just meezers so please tell your friends to join us. Should any cat want to sponsor a category, please let us know and we'd be thrilled with that (like best tuxie, best meezer, etc.)

Prizes: 1st Place- A Millie Bed & $15 donation to project HAM

2nd Place- A Purr Pad and a $10 donation to project HAM

3rd Place- Prize pack of treats from Siamese Rescue and $5 donation to project HAM

(remember that all entries earn $1 toward project HAM!)

(OK, I told Meowmy that she has to find a way to ship overseas no matter what or else I'm pooping on her pillow and she said OK!)

So, what do you do? Do what you do best, create something (no, not in the litterbox sort of way)! We thought long and hard about this and decided that there are two elements that bind us all together- words and cat photography. We don't want to put any cat in a "box" so we're going to keep the parameters loose but we are going to require three main things.

1. You must have a written element (a couple of lines, a poem, short story, etc.). The words must be your own (with your human's translation help of course). Its OK to use inspiration from other sources (ie human poets) but please make the words flow from your own mouth :) and site any sources of inspiration.

2. You must have a photographic element. The photograph be just that- simple and focused on cats and Spring. While we all love Photoshopped pictures this contest is about freshness and simplicity so please just post pictures that are simple and with minimal Photoshop help. Even if its just a picture of you in a sunspot, that's perfect!

3. Your content must focus on cats (of course) AND Spring (flowers, sun spots, stroller rides, bunnies, birdies, kittens, etc). Whatever you think of when you think of Spring. You can use the photo and written elements to express both or use the photo for cats and the words for Spring or however you want. Just make sure your complete entry focuses on both.

Entries are open NOW until 11:59 PM (EST) March 3, 2008. At that time we will open up voting to the general public until March, 8th 2008 11:59 PM. From the top viewers choices we will choose our winners from a panel of human judges. The winners will be announced on March 9th (daylight savings time beings)!

Contest is open to all blogging cats & buns & woofies! Please provide a link to your blog at the end of your entry and label the post like this: Latte's ode to Spring

Any questions? E-mail me SIMPLYSIAMESEatGMAILdotCOM

And its my contest, so I retain the right to change things should I see fit.



Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Very cool contest! We aren't good with words, but we'll do our best!

DEBRA said...

Oh goodness I gotta get my Momma to help me wif dis...


Hot(M)BC said...

Oh dat's grate Latte! How nise of yoo and yore Mommy and alla the meezers. I gotta go find sum spring stuff now!

Tybalt said...

What a great idea! I am going to start thinking.

Mickey said...

Good thing ! If I start thinking now,I might come up with something.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,let me see :)
Purrs mickey

Skeezy said...

Whut a grate idea for a contest!!! Cownt me in!

DK & The Fluffies said...

We're on it!

Samantha & Tigger said...

Latte, this is so cool!! We are going to get our thinking caps on and come up with a Springy thing!!
Your FL furiends,

Chance said...

Mommie sez she will twy an helps me do dis. I jus hafta fink abowt it fur a wittle bit. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.........

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Oh Latte! This is a wonderful way to inspire the kiites to think about Spring and help Sammy & Miles! I have some purrrrfect poses in mind already. Can each cat only do one photo? (or 100 hee hee)
YEAH I love this idea! You guys rock! I think I am going to host a special auction for the meezers too next month so stay tuned...
Love Miss Peach

The Devil Dog said...

Harumpph! What about us fur cousin woofies that want to enter? Don't we count?

I am insulted!


Get a grip, Roxy, go take a picture of Simba next door and use him as your entry. ~ Lucky

The Devil Dog said...

Oh thank you sooooooo much. We feel so much better now. I will have mom get to work on our photo. We just don't have much green out right now. It's all snow!

Roxy & Lucky

Siamese Spring said...

Thanks for the great contest. There are some great pictures entered already, and more to come I am sure.

Wanted to mention as FYI that the entry instructions show the password in all caps. I had to enter it in lower case to get in. Maybe it is just a quirk of my computer...


Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Oops, just noticed I left my coment when I was still signed in as Siamese Spring (The comment above signed by me, Skeeter).

This is to show the correct link.


Alasandra said...

We will do our best.

Scylla & Charybdis