It kind of amazes me that this is a thing, but when you consider that I spend all day writing about t-shirts and looking at camera straps (Rigu!) then I guess that it isn’t that weird. However, if I were an artist I’m not entirely sure I’d want a cat, and a grumpy cat at that, deciding who gets awarded the prizes. Here’s all the details:
ABOUT THE CONTEST
They are either your adorable, easygoing non-descript house pet… or they are our fluffy overlords who have taken over the internet, and soon, THE WORLD! Well, maybe, but we sure know which we would bet on, which is why we decided to launch our latest themed design contest on all those crazy CATS! Whether they are part of Cheezburger.com’s extensive (and hilarious) LOLCats archive, or a regular staple on your Tumblr feed, or an actual silly, awesome cat that belongs to YOU (and totally sits on your laptop every time you’re trying to work. Maaan, come on!) – take inspiration from the feline phenomenon and show us your most outstanding cat-based artwork! It can be funny, it can be just plain rad… it can feature kittens, old cats, fat cats, hairless cats, munchkin cats…. cats with frickin’ LASERS shooting out of their eyes! Anything your imagination can come up with, it could win you up to $2,500 and the chance to have your tee added to WeLoveFine’s shop! We and our pals at Cheezburger can’t wait to see what you all come up with, so go for it. From here until the winners’ announcement, every day is CATURDAY!
ABOUT OUR GUEST JUDGES
Ben Huh is the CEO and Founder of Cheezburger, Inc. one of the largest humor networks in the world. Ben and Cheezburger have been credited with bringing Internet culture and memes to the mainstream. Ben credits the success of his company to the users and fans who create the content. His goal, and Cheezburger’s mission, is to make the world happy for five minutes a day. Ben graduated with a BSJ from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and is also a co-founder of Circa, a startup that is trying to redefine how we consume news. Ben and the I Can Has Cheezburger staff will be featured in LOLwork, an upcoming documentary series on Bravo. You can follow Ben on Twitter at @benhuh
Tardar Sauce The Grumpy Cat was born on April 4 this year to her mother Callie (Mama Kitty). Tard loves eating mice and tuna and taking long cat naps in the sun or under the bed. She became an internet sensation first with Reddit then on YouTube thanks to her owner’s brother when he came to visit, and her recent exciting adventures include appearances on Right This Minute, CBS 5 Phoenix, and Fox 10 Phoenix. She lives in Morristown, AZ with her brother Pokey, three dogs and her owners, Tabatha and Chrystal Bundesen. Follow Tardar Sauce on Twitter at @GrumpyCatTard, or at grumpycats.com.