“The Friskies” Finalists Are In, Vote For The Best Cat Video Of 2012

By Megan O'Neill 

Earlier this month we told you about “The Friskies,” the Internet cat video awards show brought to you by Friskies with a $15,000 prize.  A total of more than 1,400 videos were submitted earlier this month and today the twelve finalists—three in each of four categories—have been announced.  Cat lovers are invited to vote for their favorites at TheFriskies.com.

Friskies brand manager Shaun Belongie said in a press release, “We’ve been excited to see the response.  The finalists’ videos are all great representations of the art form of the Internet cat video.  Cats see the world very differently than we do and the finalists’ videos give us a great peek into that world.  We look forward to seeing which videos the community and judges choose to become the first-ever winners of ‘The Friskies,’ and celebrating them during our live ceremony.”

The winners will be announced during the first ever “The Friskies” award show, which will be streamed live at 5pm CT/6pm ET on Wednesday, November 14.  The show will be hosted by YouTube star Michael Buckley and will also feature a few surprises, including interpretive dance and special honors for cats that have inspired the Internet cat video art form.

Check out the finalists for “The Friskies” and let us know which cats you think deserve to take home awards!

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.