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Do you know an extraordinary man with a cat?
Purina Pro Plan is shredding perceptions of both traditional cat food and who typically loves cats by launching the Purina Pro Plan #MenAndCatsContest to celebrate the new Savor Shredded Blend.
Purina Pro Plan is working to change the perception of dry cat food by introducing Savor Shredded Blend, an all-new mealtime experience that combines crunchy kibble and tender meaty shreds to provide both extraordinary nutrition and exceptional taste.
In order to change how people think of who typically loves cats, Purina Pro Plan is partnering with proud cat guy and “Devious Maids” actor Gilles Marini to search for extraordinary men who own and love cats. We are asking that people nominate the cat guys in their lives or that those extraordinary cat guys out there enter themselves by sharing a photo of them with their cat on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #MenAndCatsContest and tagging @ProPlanCat from August 31 – September 14. Those men could be featured in the 2016 Purina Pro Plan Extraordinary Men and Cats Calendar and win a year’s supply of Savor Shredded Blend.
The calendars will be used to raise funds for rescue groups nationwide through the Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue network.
For entry details and eligibility requirements and to learn more about Savor Shredded Blend, visit www.proplan.com/MenAndCatsContest and let’s not only change the perception of who loves cats, but also help rescue organizations across the country find loving, permanent homes for cats just like theirs.
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XPRIZE has joined forces with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Disney Corporate Citizenship for today’s launch of a nationwide video contest designed to find the real-life counterparts to the animated heroes that will soon burst onto the big screen in “BIG HERO 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure from Disney opening November 7, 2014.
The DISNEY BIG HERO 6 – XPRIZE CHALLENGE invites young people between the ages of 8 and 17 to harness their creativity and come up with innovative ideas to tackle the world’s biggest challenges using science, technology, engineering, art and/or mathematics.
The six winners, the real-life “Big Hero 6,” will travel to Los Angeles to walk the red carpet at the film’s Hollywood premiere in early November, go behind the scenes and meet the creative minds at both Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, join a special “Visioneering™” experience at XPRIZE headquarters, plus other prizes.
Video Submissions will be judged on innovation, creativity and presentation. Twenty (20) finalists will be selected based on the highest scores resulting from preliminary scoring by XPRIZE judges. In mid October, a panel of luminary S.T.E.A.M. expert judges will evaluate the twenty finalists’ submissions and six (6) winners will be selected through a combination of the expert judges’ scores and public voting results.
Said Walt Disney Animation Studios President Ed Catmull, “We are thrilled to work with XPRIZE to find real-life young heroes whose desire is to tackle the world’s great challenges. It’s an honor for all of us at Walt Disney Animation Studios to welcome them at our Studio and at the premiere of “Big Hero 6.”
“The young people who win this contest will be real-world heroes, ready and willing to tackle some of the greatest challenges facing our world today,” said Trish Halamandaris, senior vice president marketing & communications at XPRIZE. “The XPRIZE Foundation is excited to be conducting this competition that challenges young people to be bold, creative and smart, and to dare to think big. We believe that solutions to the problems facing humanity can come from anyone, anywhere, and one of these kids just might come up with an idea that can truly change the world.”
In addition to the trip to Los Angeles, the six winners will receive reimbursement for one (1) Contestant registration for FIRST® LEGO® League for the competition season 2014-2015 in the US or Canada, and a Special littleBits® NASA Space Kit and cloudBit™ Starter Kit.
The contest is open for submissions from September 17, 2014, to October 12, 2014.
Participating kids will compete in two divisions: Junior Division (8-12 years of age), and Senior Division (13–17 years of age). All entrants must have prior consent from their parent or legal guardian in order to participate in the challenge. Registration details are available at xprizechallenge.org/bighero6.
The video submissions may involve a short story, sculpture, drawing, model, robot or whatever method best communicates the idea in the most creative way (please see Official Rules for further details, restrictions and limitations). They will be scored on how well they explain the problem, show their solution, and explain what they learned and the impact their idea would have on themselves and the world. The more creative and engaging their presentation is, the better their chance of winning.
Supporting XPRIZE Partners include FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), littleBits Electronics and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Challenge registration and video submissions start September 17, 2014, and end October 12, 2014. Public Voting will start October 15, 2014 and end October 19, 2014. Open to legal residents of US and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are ages 8 through 17 before September 17, 2014. Parental consent is required. Travel must occur on November 2-6, 2014 (or such other dates designated by Sponsor). For details, restrictions, and limitations and to enter, please visit Official Rules at: xprizechallenge.org/bighero6. Sole Sponsor: XPRIZE.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014. For more information, check out www.Disney.com/BigHero6, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/DisneyBigHero6, and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DisneyAnimation.
Founded in 1995, XPRIZE is the leading organization solving the world’s Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize in five areas: Learning; Exploration; Energy & Environment; Global Development; and Life Sciences. Active prizes include the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, and the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE. For more information, go to www.xprize.org. XPRIZE® is a registered trademark of XPRIZE Foundation, Inc.
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It’s that time of year, time to think about those Halloween Costumes! Are you looking to have the best Halloween Adventure? Looking to spice up your fall season and win one of over 100 prizes? Then look no further Jack is on a Quest for the Best Halloween Adventure and wants to give you the prizes to match it!
Jack is the hip young spokes character from Halloween Adventure and is inviting Americans to join his Quest and to share their individual Halloween adventures. No matter if those adventures are a child’s first Halloween, a terrifying Haunted House or even the look of surprise on a boss’ face when they saw an employee clock into work in a gorilla suit, Jack wants to know about them.
By submitting stories, pictures or videos everyone who joins in Jack’s Quest will be automatically rewarded with a shopping discount on halloweenadventures.com and then will be eligible to win one of their over 100 prizes.
Jack needs our help too though, everyone who enters will be able to grab a vote button or banner, email their friends, family and everyone they know and needs to get them to vote for their story.
Are you ready to join Jack’s Quest? Then don’t waste any time and log on to the Jack’s Quest website at quest.halloweenadventure.com and enter your adventurous stories, pictures, or videos. Claim your award for joining and post a “Vote for me button” on your blog, Myspace, or FaceBook profile to attract people to vote for your Halloween Adventure. Hurry though, Jack’s Quest ends October 25th, 2009. You don’t want to miss this great contest. After the 2009 contest ends, you can get ready for the 2010 contest on November 5th, 2009 when it opens for submissions for the next year.
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As parents, there’s always one staple that’s in our homes….Milk! It seems like the cost of milk just keeps going up and up and up, and although I’m lucky to pay under $3 a gallon, there are many people out there who pay $5 or more per gallon. On a family this can be devastating, especially if you have little ones in the house. Well the Got Milk? Campaign wants to help you out.
To raise awareness of the importance of the “suhshine vitamin”, the Got Milk? Campaign is debuting a new website called GetYourD.com and visitors to the new website have an opportunity like none other, they have the chance to win a FREE Year’s Supply of milk – “liquid sunshine”.
We know how important it is for our bodies to get enough Vitamin D, well milk is one of the few food sources that helps us get that. Did you know milk was the leading source in vitamin D in the American diet? I didn’t. Three 8-ounce glasses of lowfat or fat free milk provides 75% of the daily value for vitamin D. Not only that, but milk provides 8 other essential nutrients including calcium, potassium and vitamin A.
There will be a total of 21 winners who will be randomly selected to receive free milk for a year. Just head over to GetYourD.com and register, the contest ends March 15, 2009 at 9pm ET. There’s no purchase necessary to enter.
To enter visit: http://getyourd.com/win_liquid_sunshine.php
For full prize details and rules please see Terms and Conditions: http://getyourd.com/pdf/terms_and_conditions.pdf
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Misikko is currently running a great contest on their website. Remember a while back I posted a review about the Hana Professional Flat Iron (see review), well if you’ve bought something for yourself off of the Misikko site you’re in luck for a chance to win a pretty great contest.
What you need to do is head on over to Misikko and choose a product (like I did for the Hana Professional Flat Iron), then upload your before and after photo showing what you were able to achieve with that product. You can submit as many before and after photos as you’d like an don Monday November 3rd 2008 they will choose 3 random winners.
You could win a $100 Misikko gift certificate, and two $50 Misikko gift certificates, there isn’t much time left on this contest so head on over and enter yourself if you’re interested just visit www.misikko.com
While you’re there, check out Lyric’s before and after photo too http://www.misikko.com/hana-professional-flat-iron.html
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